Tag Archives: Medical
31 January 2013 Last updated at 22:49 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Huge improvements in treating and testing for HIV have failed to curb infections in gay and bisexual men in England and Wales, a study suggests. New infections were static at about 2,300 a year between 2001 and 2010, despite rises in early diagnosis and far more people taking medication.
Jan. 31, 2013 A new study suggests that patients with influenza can emit small virus-containing particles into the surrounding air during routine patient care, potentially exposing health care providers to influenza.
Jan. 30, 2013 Children whose mothers take the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate while pregnant are at significantly increased risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, suggests a small study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
31 January 2013 Last updated at 10:56 ET The A&E department at Lewisham hospital in south-east London is to be downgraded and made smaller as part of cost-cutting measures. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also said the maternity unit at Lewisham would be replaced with a midwife-led facility.