Issue : March 2012
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A group of NHS doctors plan to field candidates against high-profile coalition MPs at the next general election in protest at controversial government health reforms.
Syphilis test kits 'gave false results', say HPASubscription
A small number of people tested for syphilis in England and Scotland have been given inaccurate results, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said.
Second Caesarean health benefits claimSubscription
Pregnant women who opt for a second Caesarean delivery have babies who are less likely to suffer serious health problems, research suggests.
“Stem cells beat kidney rejection,” says BBC News.
Surgical site infections are the next infection control “challenge” facing the NHS, a leading nurse consultant has warned.
Drug recommended by NICE for stroke preventionSubscription
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended the oral anticoagulant dabigatran (Pradaxa) as an option for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation.
'Swaddling' of babies 'to be avoided'Subscription
The return to popularity of a previously almost eradicated practice of tightly wrapping babies in blankets is causing a rise in hip problems, a surgeon has warned.
Chronic heart failure gets EMA approvalSubscription
A drug has been approved for the treatment of chronic heart failure by the European Medicines Agency.
LSD “helps alcoholics to give up drinking”, BBC News has today reported.
Fruit and vegetables are not only nutritious but could also make you “cuter”, according to the Daily Mail.