Tuesday, 28 March 2023

Overseas visitors should be forced to pay for using some GP services as well as ambulances and A&E care, the government says.
It would save £500m a year and ensure such patients made a fair contribution,

Friday, 04 December 2015 16:14

UK pays among 'lowest prices' for cancer drugs

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The UK is paying less for new cancer drugs than a number of other high-income countries, according to a report in The Lancet Oncology.
While the UK, Greece, Spain and Portugal pay the least, on average, for the drugs they use,

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 15:05

Safer way to do gene editing

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Scientists say they have fine tuned a gene editing method to make it safer and more accurate - vital if it is to be used in humans to cure inherited diseases or inborn errors.
The advance, outlined in Science Magazine, comes as world leaders in the field gather

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 14:50

Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'

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US scientists say they have bred a genetically modified (GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection.
If the lab technique works in the field, it could offer a new way of stopping the biting insects

A slow international response and a failure of leadership were to blame for the "needless suffering and death" caused by the recent Ebola epidemic, an independent panel of global health experts has concluded.

More investment is needed to beat tuberculosis - the joint most deadly infectious disease in the world - a coalition of health agencies has said.
The Stop TB Partnership said it would take $56bn (£36bn) to "eliminate" the curable disease.

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