General News

Dairy foods could help children live longer

A recent study suggests that children who have eaten plenty of dairy foods while they were growing up can expect to live longer.

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2009-07-28 14:52 by Jo Richardson

UK's national FPS Website fell ill to popularity.

Launched on Thursday, the Flu Pandemic Service(FPS) website was getting 9.3 million hits per hour, or 2.600 hits per second.

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2009-07-27 09:58 by Jo Richardson

Swine flu vaccine trials underway in Australia

Vaxine and CSL have started human trials this week, but it could take at least 6 weeks before the initial results are known.

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2009-07-24 08:52 by Jo Richardson

UK swine flu death total rises to 31

The latest unidentified swine flu victim, from the West Midlands, tested positive for the H1N1 virus but it is unclear how much it contributed to their death.

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2009-07-23 10:00 by Jo Richardson

Guards for Tamiflu at London's first swine flu centre

Health bosses are refusing to say where London's first tamiflu distribution centre is in an attempt to avoid the centre being overrun.

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2009-07-21 11:48 by Jo Richardson

Export bans could jeopardise British swine flu vaccine supplies

Foreign governments could impose export bans as the swine flu pandemic worsens, jeopardising contracts for vaccine held with pharmaceutical companies abroad.

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2009-07-20 09:51 by Jo Richardson

Could coffee be an Alzheimer's cure?

Recent research has shown that drinking a couple of cups of coffee a day could reverse the effects of Alzheimer's.

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2009-07-17 10:45 by Jo Richardson

Children to be vaccinated first

Children aged 3-16, along with women who are more than 3 months pregnant, people with underlying health problems, health care workers and people over 65 will be vaccinated before Xmas in latest government plans.

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2009-07-17 09:56 by Jo Richardson

E-prescriptions go live in Scotland

In the first system of its kind in the UK, most of Scotland's GP practices have electronic links to local community pharmacies.

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2009-07-15 09:29 by Jo Richardson

Swine flu can kill in just 48 hours

A girl has died after not being given Tamiflu drug after her doctor misdiagnosed her illness as tonsillitis.

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2009-07-14 09:35 by Jo Richardson