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Record numbers of French turn to tranquilizers after Charlie Hebdo attack
People in France have reportedly consumed a record number of tranquilizers over the week that followed the deadly Charlie Hebdo attack, with the intake increasing by 20 percent in just a few days.

16.01.2015 14:04

Temporary tattoo can tell diabetics their glucose levels
Scientists from the University of California, San Diego have developed an easy-to-wear, temporary tattoo that can accurately measure glucose levels in the skin, allowing diabetics to monitor their levels without a finger prick test.

15.01.2015 17:55

Woman in UK Midlands tested for Ebola
A woman suspected of having Ebola is being tested for the virus at a hospital in Northampton, in central England. The patient has not yet been named and no details of how she might have contracted Ebola have been revealed.

15.01.2015 09:39

Cancer among under-80s could be beaten by 2050 – study
Research from University College London and Kings College London claims that falling rates of smoking, better diagnosis, and more advanced technology have led to a one percent decline in the number of cancer deaths since 1990.

14.01.2015 16:53

War on NHS: A&E crisis ‘worse than Iraq war’ – senior nurse
Accident & Emergency (A&E) staff in Wales are under more pressure than “nurses working on the front line at the second Iraq war,” according to one frustrated senior nurse.

14.01.2015 14:23

Unemployed UK youths isolated, ‘feel like giving up’
Unemployment has left young people in the UK feeling “stressed and depressed,” according to the Prince's Trust Macquarie Youth Index report.

14.01.2015 10:57

‘Significant decline’ in UK life expectancy, health officials warned
Public Health England confirms there has been a fall in life expectancy, particularly among older women. Critics blame unhealthy lifestyles, government cuts to social care budgets and worsening GP and hospital care.

13.01.2015 12:18

CDC: Heroin-linked deaths jumped by 39 percent in one year
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that 2,000 more people died from heroin-related deaths in 2013 than in 2012, as prescription painkillers became harder to obtain and led to a rise in cheaper, illicit street drugs.

13.01.2015 03:18

Controversial study links circumcision to autism in boys under 10
Circumcised boys have a much higher chance of developing attention-deficit disorder and autism by age 10, the hotly debated research from Denmark says. But not all experts are comfortable with the “extremely speculative findings.”

09.01.2015 14:17

​£50m cut from child mental health services since 2010, govt admits
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has been criticized after it was revealed £50 million was cut from the children’s mental health budget – more than 6 percent in real terms – since 2010 when the Conservative-led coalition came to power.

09.01.2015 16:04

NHS to cut ‘poorly thought through’ cancer drug fund
Cancer experts have backed a cost-cutting plan that looks likely to end the use of highly priced cancer medicines in the NHS.

09.01.2015 14:34

Paypal co-founder becomes first multi-million-dollar marijuana investor
Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel is investing millions of dollars in a Seattle-based company that owns a popular marijuana venture. Under America’s federal laws, however, marijuana is still considered illegal throughout most of the country.

09.01.2015 03:44