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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

GP sentenced for injecting wife

GP sentenced for injecting wife

11 December 2012 Last updated at 10:06 ET A drug-addicted doctor whose wife fell seriously ill after he injected her with heroin has been ordered to perform 300 hours of community service. Continue reading

New bowel-cancer screening pilot

New bowel-cancer screening pilot

10 December 2012 Last updated at 11:42 ET Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to announce pilots of a bowel-cancer screening programme that could save 3,000 lives a year. Continue reading

C. diff spread ‘fast and easy’

C. diff spread ‘fast and easy’

10 December 2012 Last updated at 02:42 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Two closely-related strains of Clostridium difficile became antibiotic resistant and were able to rapidly spread to hospitals around the world, a study says. Continue reading

Kate hoax police contact Sydney

Kate hoax police contact Sydney

9 December 2012 Last updated at 07:25 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Continue reading

Hospital anger at Kate hoax call

Hospital anger at Kate hoax call

8 December 2012 Last updated at 10:13 ET The London hospital which employed a nurse caught up in a hoax call about details of the Duchess of Cambridge has protested to the Australian network which broadcast the conversation. The chairman of King Edward VII Hospital wrote to Southern Cross Austereo a day after Jacintha Saldanha, 46, apparently killed herself. Lord Glenarthur said the consequences of the “ill-considered actions” were “frankly, tragic beyond words” Continue reading