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AUG 28/2015

New documentary 'will show value of small GP practices'

A new documentary about a small GP practice will show how valuable these types of surgeries are, according to the star of the show. Dr Louise Jordan and her colleagues feature in the two-part programme and she hopes it will promote small-scale practi...

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AUG 28/2015

UK's teenage pregnancy rate 'continues to fall'

The number of teenagers in England and Wales that are falling pregnant continues to fall, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  At present, the rate stands at 23.3 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15 to ...

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AUG 28/2015

Parkinson's disease 'causes brain cells to burn out'

Parkinson's disease causes brain cells to completely exhaust themselves and burn out, leading them to expire prematurely, according to new research. The study - which was carried out by Canadian scientists and has been published in Current Biolog...

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AUG 27/2015

BMA 'furious after Treasury says 1% pay rise for doctors not guaranteed'

The British Medical Association (BMA) has hit out against the government after it announced that a capped one per cent pay rise may not given to all public sector workers, including NHS doctors and nurses. Treasury secretary Greg Hands revealed the n...

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AUG 27/2015

Cancer relapses 'could be uncovered by simple blood test'

A simple blood test could hold the key to detecting cancer relapses, subsequently saving thousands of lives a year, according to new research. The study - undertaken by scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London - reveals that traces of...

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