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‘Cancer sniffing’ knife designed

‘Cancer sniffing’ knife designed

17 July 2013 Last updated at 14:00 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. James Gallagher demonstrates the iKnife An “intelligent” knife that can sniff out tumours to ...

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MS hope from ‘off-the-shelf’ drugs

MS hope from ‘off-the-shelf’ drugs

17 July 2013 Last updated at 02:44 ET By Helen Briggs BBC News MS can cause problems with walking and balance Existing drugs for motor neurone disease, asthma and heart disease are being tested as possible treatments for advanced multiple ...

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Dementia risk ‘reducing’, figures show

Dementia risk ‘reducing’, figures show

16 July 2013 Last updated at 09:22 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Experts hope the downward trend will continue Older people’s risk of getting dementia is going down in the UK, research suggests. A study in ...

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Failings probed at ‘worst’ hospitals

Failings probed at ‘worst’ hospitals

15 July 2013 Last updated at 20:24 ET By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Fourteen hospital trusts have been investigated in light of their high mortality rates Standards of care at 14 hospital trusts with the worst death rates ...

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End-of-life care to be overhauled

End-of-life care to be overhauled

15 July 2013 Last updated at 07:01 ET The way the care pathway has been implemented has come under intense scrutiny There needs to be an overhaul in the way dying patients are cared for in England, ministers have conceded. ...

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Diabetes kidney damage test ‘missed’

Diabetes kidney damage test ‘missed’

14 July 2013 Last updated at 19:48 ET A simple dipstick test checks for albumin levels A quarter of people with diabetes do not get the kidney checks they need to detect early signs of damage, a charity suggests. Diabetes ...

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NHS failings ‘being suppressed’

NHS failings ‘being suppressed’

14 July 2013 Last updated at 15:48 ET Even failing NHS trusts “had to deliver good news for the minister”, Prof Jarman said An independent expert on mortality rates has suggested that ministers have suppressed details of NHS failings to ...

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‘Fight on’ to save hospital A&E

‘Fight on’ to save hospital A&E

12 July 2013 Last updated at 06:35 ET Mr Hunt said the hospital will be a specialist orthopaedic centre Campaigners fighting to save a hospital A&E department where the first NHS patient was treated say they will challenge the decision ...

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Heatwave alerts for much of England

Heatwave alerts for much of England

12 July 2013 Last updated at 08:31 ET A heatwave could affect much of England this weekend The Met Office has issued heatwave alerts for large parts of England. Yorkshire and the Humber, one of nine Met Office English regions, ...

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Death pathway ‘should be phased out’

Death pathway ‘should be phased out’

12 July 2013 Last updated at 21:04 ET The way the care pathway has been implemented has come under intense scrutiny An independent review is expected to say the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), developed to support patients as they near ...

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