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NHS bosses ‘spent half of extra Autumn Statement cash on outside services’

NHS bosses ‘spent half of extra Autumn Statement cash on outside services’

Image copyright PA About half of a £2bn cash boost from the 2014 Autumn Statement for frontline health services in England was spent outside the NHS, research has found. The Health Foundation analysis for the Financial Times showed £901m was spent on buying services from private and non-NHS providers in 2015/16. It said £800m was […]

Night-time loo trips ‘linked to salt in diet’

Night-time loo trips ‘linked to salt in diet’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Not again… People who wake at night with an urge to go to the loo may need to cut back on salt in their diets, doctors from Japan are suggesting. The problem – called nocturia – which mainly affects the over-60s, leads to disrupted sleep and can significantly affect […]

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation. Red blood cells can already be made in the lab, but the problem is scale. A team at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant have developed a method to produce an unlimited […]

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Image copyright PA Image caption Jessica Brown Findlay: “Instead of saying sorry [I] decided to tell myself that I matter” Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay has spoken about her struggles with body image, revealing that she’s had an eating disorder since the age of 14. The actress, who played Lady Sybil, said she “felt so […]

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation. Red blood cells can already be made in the lab, but the problem is scale. A team at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant have developed a method to produce an unlimited […]

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Image copyright PA Image caption Jessica Brown Findlay: “Instead of saying sorry [I] decided to tell myself that I matter” Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay has spoken about her struggles with body image, revealing that she’s had an eating disorder since the age of 14. The actress, who played Lady Sybil, said she “felt so […]

British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough

Media captionBritish scientists claim major advance in TB treatment British scientists have made a world-first breakthrough in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Researchers in Oxford and Birmingham say they can isolate different strains of the disease using a process called genome sequencing. It means patients who may have waited months to get the right drugs can […]

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation. Red blood cells can already be made in the lab, but the problem is scale. A team at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant have developed a method to produce an unlimited […]

Major pancreatic cancer study launched

Major pancreatic cancer study launched

Image copyright SPL A new pancreatic cancer project has been launched to find ways to speed up scientific discovery to improve the survival rates of patients. Cancer Research have invested £10m in the PRECISION-Panc project, which aims to find quick ways of finding the right treatment for individual tumours. Researchers at Glasgow University will receive […]

Drug ‘reverses’ ageing in animal tests

Drug ‘reverses’ ageing in animal tests

Image copyright Getty Images A drug that can reverse aspects of ageing has been successfully trialled in animals, say scientists. They have rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even some organ function. The team at Erasmus University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, are planning human trials for what they hope […]

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