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Dummy taped to baby in hospital

Dummy taped to baby in hospital

25 January 2013 Last updated at 09:55 ET A member of staff has been suspended after a dummy was found taped to a baby’s face at Stafford Hospital. Continue reading

Low vitamin D levels linked to high risk of premenopausal breast cancer

Low vitamin D levels linked to high risk of premenopausal breast cancer

Jan. 24, 2013 — A prospective study led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found that low serum vitamin D levels in the months preceding diagnosis may predict a high risk of premenopausal breast cancer. Continue reading

Blood-based biomarkers may lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

Blood-based biomarkers may lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

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Potential to prevent, reverse disabilities in children born prematurely, study suggests

Potential to prevent, reverse disabilities in children born prematurely, study suggests

Jan. 17, 2013 — Physician-scientists at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital are challenging the way pediatric neurologists think about brain injury in the pre-term infant Continue reading

In minutes a day, low-income families can improve their kids’ health

In minutes a day, low-income families can improve their kids’ health

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Surrogate births: How low levels of monitoring and regulation could lead to exploitation

Surrogate births: How low levels of monitoring and regulation could lead to exploitation

Jan. 17, 2013 — UK researchers have sounded warnings about the international dimension to surrogacy Continue reading

Disabled group urges benefit rethink

Disabled group urges benefit rethink

14 January 2013 Last updated at 03:03 ET Thousands of disabled people could lose some benefits because of last-minute changes to the new system of Personal Independence Payments, campaigners say. The group, We Are Spartacus, said tougher rules to assess how far people can walk mean many claimants will lose help with transport from April. Under the rules, those unable to walk more than 20m would qualify, rather than the previous distance of 50m Continue reading

Decades of Savile abuse revealed

Decades of Savile abuse revealed

11 January 2013 Last updated at 08:33 ET Children as young as eight were abused by Jimmy Savile, a report detailing 50 years of allegations 1 has revealed. The Met Police and NSPCC outlined offences at 13 hospitals, including Great Ormond Street in London and Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds. Some 214 crimes were recorded across 28 police force areas, including 34 of rape or penetration, the report said. Continue reading

Declining access to electroconvulsive therapy: A clinical choice or an economic one?

Declining access to electroconvulsive therapy: A clinical choice or an economic one?

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Protective communities may reduce risk of drinking in teens

Protective communities may reduce risk of drinking in teens

Jan. 9, 2013 — Living in a caring community may help curb teenage alcohol use, while hanging out with antisocial peers can have the opposite effect, according to Penn State researchers studying substance abuse patterns. Continue reading