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Gout study offers genetic insight into ‘disease of kings’

Gout study offers genetic insight into ‘disease of kings’

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Amazon removes HIV testing kits

Amazon removes HIV testing kits

20 December 2012 Last updated at 12:54 ET By Carolyn Atkinson & Joe Kent You & Yours A BBC investigation has found HIV home testing kits widely available online – including on Britain’s biggest online retailer Amazon. Under the HIV Testing Kits and Services Regulations 1992 it is illegal to sell products which offer on-the-spot HIV results in the UK Continue reading

Amazon removes HIV testing kits

Amazon removes HIV testing kits

20 December 2012 Last updated at 12:54 ET By Carolyn Atkinson & Joe Kent You & Yours A BBC investigation has found HIV home testing kits widely available online – including on Britain’s biggest online retailer Amazon. Under the HIV Testing Kits and Services Regulations 1992 it is illegal to sell products which offer on-the-spot HIV results in the UK. Continue reading

NHS weekend provision considered

NHS weekend provision considered

16 December 2012 Last updated at 15:48 ET A group is to be set up to examine why the NHS in England cannot provide some routine services at weekends – like day surgery – the BBC understands. The NHS Commissioning Board is due to announce the move on Tuesday, when it publishes its planning guidance for the NHS for the first time. The group will include patient representatives, health providers and people from outside the health service. Continue reading

Schizophrenia linked to social inequality

Schizophrenia linked to social inequality

Dec. 14, 2012 — Higher rates of schizophrenia in urban areas can be attributed to increased deprivation, increased population density and an increase in inequality within a neighbourhood, new research reveals Continue reading

Schizophrenia linked to social inequality

Schizophrenia linked to social inequality

Dec. 14, 2012 — Higher rates of schizophrenia in urban areas can be attributed to increased deprivation, increased population density and an increase in inequality within a neighbourhood, new research reveals Continue reading

People ‘living longer but sicker’

People ‘living longer but sicker’

13 December 2012 Last updated at 12:00 ET By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News People around the world are living longer but with higher levels of sickness, according to the largest ever study of the global burden of disease. The Lancet analysis shows high blood pressure, smoking and drinking alcohol have become the highest risk factors for ill health Continue reading

Light shed on workings of the body’s immune response

Light shed on workings of the body’s immune response

Dec. 12, 2012 — Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that two proteins which are believed to play a key role in controlling the body’s immune response are found in lower levels in T lymphocytes from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) Continue reading

Pentagon funds battle wound foam

Pentagon funds battle wound foam

12 December 2012 Last updated at 11:56 ET Researchers working on a foam designed to limit internal bleeding of soldiers injured on the battlefield have received $15.5m (£9.6m) from the US military to continue their work. The foam is formed by two liquids, injected into the body, which mix, expand and harden to create an internal dressing Continue reading

‘Smart stethoscope’ advance in monitoring treatment of kidney stones

‘Smart stethoscope’ advance in monitoring treatment of kidney stones

Dec. 12, 2012 — A new listening device, developed by scientists from the University of Southampton, is being used to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment of kidney stones — saving patients unnecessary repeat therapy and x-ray monitoring. If kidney stones cannot be dissolved by drugs, the favoured procedure is lithotripsy Continue reading