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Medicine

​BBC reporter gets high on camera, can’t finish report
The BBC’s Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville was unable to finish a video broadcast after inhaling fumes from a pile of burning drugs.

23.12.2014 15:56

Holy roast! Religious Brits more likely to be overweight than atheists
‘Tis the season to be jolly’, and taking after Father Christmas himself – who has evidently succumbed to the temptation of more than a few mince pies – Brits who believe in God are more likely to be overweight, according to the latest figures.

23.12.2014 13:10

Ebola survivor Pooley to broadcast ‘Alternative Christmas Message’
William Pooley, an NHS nurse who contracted Ebola when working in Sierra Leone, will use this year’s Channel 4 Alternative Christmas Message to call for a global solution to the epidemic, which has already claimed over 7,000 lives.

23.12.2014 09:13

​French offer boxed cure for anti-Semitism
A Jewish-French organization is using humor to combat the recent surge of anti-Semitism in the country. The group has begun distributing boxes, labeled "Antisémitox, the first treatment against anti-Semitism."

21.12.2014 20:32

Doctors 'traumatized' by health watchdog as suicide rates in profession increase
A UK independent report has found over 20 doctors committed suicide between 2005 and 2013. All of them were under investigation for malpractice. Many of those who killed themselves were suffering from alcohol problems or depression.

20.12.2014 16:48

Mind over disability: Double amputee manages prosthetic arms by intuitive thought (VIDEO)
Mind-controlled robotic limbs have become a reality at America's John Hopkins University, after a double amputee Les Baugh managed his new prosthetic arms with completely intuitive thought control.

19.12.2014 20:04

Experimental Ebola drug helped critically ill doctor – study
An anti-Ebola prototype drug has helped a critically ill doctor from Sierra Leone, according to the latest study. The medic, who was flown to a German hospital in September with severe Ebola symptoms and discharged a month later, fully recovered.

19.12.2014 13:50

Accident & Emergency ‘worst week ever’ as winter flu spreads
Emergency rooms in UK hospitals experienced an unprecedented crisis this week, failing to meet a record number of their targets, with patients waiting hours for treatment. Nearly half of people in a recent survey think NHS care is deteriorating.

19.12.2014 13:08

TTIP won’t lead to NHS privatization, Deputy PM claims
The controversial EU-US trade deal, TTIP, would not be backed by the British government unless national control of public services is guaranteed, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has insisted.

18.12.2014 12:28

Cannabis for kids: Medicinal marijuana could treat children with epilepsy
Children with a severe form of epilepsy could be treated with a new drug derived from the cannabis plant. The element of the plant used is non-psychoactive, meaning patients would not receive the usual cannabis high.

17.12.2014 14:18

​Mass HIV/AIDS outbreak spreads panic in Cambodia village
More than 80 people, including elderly, women and children, have tested positive for HIV/AIDS infection in a small village in Cambodia, authorities confirmed. The infection may have been caused by medics re-using needles during treatment.

17.12.2014 05:34

CIA medical professionals accused of committing war crimes
​Federal investigators in the United States should considering weighing whether or not health workers involved in the interrogation tactics highlighted in the recent CIA torture port should be charged with war crimes, a group said this week.

16.12.2014 16:33