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Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene

Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene

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Carers’ needs assessed under bill

Carers’ needs assessed under bill

29 January 2013 Last updated at 03:27 ET More people who look after disabled, sick or frail relatives will have their needs assessed under a law proposed by the Welsh government. Continue reading

Carers’ needs assessed under bill

Carers’ needs assessed under bill

29 January 2013 Last updated at 03:27 ET More people who look after disabled, sick or frail relatives will have their needs assessed under a law proposed by the Welsh government. Continue reading

Patients’ private files dumped

Patients’ private files dumped

28 January 2013 Last updated at 08:51 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. A hospital worker contacted the BBC to complain about the records being left in a corridor A bag full of confidential patients’ records was dumped in a corridor for days at Wales’ biggest hospital. Continue reading

‘Ban non-medics from giving Botox’

‘Ban non-medics from giving Botox’

28 January 2013 Last updated at 19:46 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Only trained doctors, nurses and dentists should provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox, say surgeons. Continue reading

One-step test for mitochondrial diseases

One-step test for mitochondrial diseases

Jan. 28, 2013 — More powerful gene-sequencing tools have increasingly been uncovering disease secrets in DNA within the cell nucleus. Now a research team is expanding those rapid next-generation sequencing tests to analyze a separate source of DNA — within the genes inside mitochondria, cellular power plants that, when abnormal, contribute to complex, multisystem diseases Continue reading

Hospital could shed 700 workers

Hospital could shed 700 workers

28 January 2013 Last updated at 06:51 ET More than 700 jobs at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) could be cut over the next five years. The trust said a “need for greater efficiency” was behind the plans which would help save £50m from its £309m budget over the next five years. Continue reading

Stem cell ‘first aid’ for rat stroke

Stem cell ‘first aid’ for rat stroke

27 January 2013 Last updated at 20:06 ET Stem cells given in the vital period immediately after a stroke may aid recovery, suggest researchers. Rats injected with stem cells 30 minutes after a stroke had almost normal brain function restored within a fortnight. The Bolivian research team say the method has potential in human trials Continue reading

Protest against hospital closure

Protest against hospital closure

26 January 2013 Last updated at 11:04 ET At least 15,000 people have marched in protest against proposals to close services at a hospital in south London. Organisers campaigning to save Lewisham Hospital say the plans are “crazy and ill thought out”. Under proposals, its A&E will close and the maternity unit be downgraded after neighbouring South London Healthcare NHS Trust ran up debts of £150m. Continue reading

Chemical defects ‘last generations’

Chemical defects ‘last generations’

25 January 2013 Last updated at 20:24 ET Scientists believe they have shown exposure to certain chemicals in the womb can cause changes that are passed through generations. There is no firm evidence of this in humans, but Washington State University research showed a clear effect in rats Continue reading