John Weldon gave his ex-girlfriend a drug he believed would cause her to miscarry
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Monday 15 February 2010
Doctors and nurses are being warned to take care when giving babies an antibiotic after figures showed some were given the wrong dose.
Sunday 14 February 2010
Thursday 21 January 2010
Scientists have devised a way of tracking the spread of antibiotic-resistant bugs within a hospital by analysing the smallest changes to the genetic signature of the microbe as it spreads from person to person.
Thursday 21 January 2010
"They have an honesty about them that is purely to do with the vision of the film-maker behind the camera," someone said of the home movies featured in Shooting the War. Her point was that this footage wasn't propaganda, though she'd conveniently forgotten that home movies are always a kind of propaganda for the person behind the camera. And that people at war quite often voluntarily sign up to be just as on-message as any Ministry of Information flak. There were disturbing sights here, which cut across the official version of the war and let you see what a government might have wanted hidden. But they were vastly outnumbered by shots that would have fed perfectly happily into the hearts-and-minds operations of either side in the Second World War. The result was a curious displacement between the voiceover rhetoric ("startling intimacy", "rare footage" etc etc) and images which, by and large, were drably indistinguishable from all the wartime actuality you've seen before, but for the fact that the focus was a bit less reliable.
Monday 28 December 2009
Disinfectants designed to keep bacteria out of homes and hospitals could be fuelling the growth of superbugs. Scientists found that exposing infectious bacteria to increasing amounts of disinfectant turned the bugs into hardy survivors. The bacteria also developed resistance to the antibiotic, ciprofloxacin – despite not having previously encountered the drug.
Thursday 24 December 2009
AstraZeneca and Forest Laboratories are collaborating on development of two experimental antibiotics in a deal that centres on Astra's $350m (£219m) acquisition of Novexel, a privately held French company.
Saturday 12 December 2009
The parents of a spiritual healer who died after a minor foot injury became infected with gangrene failed in their High Court battle for an inquest verdict that he was "unlawfully killed" by his partner, a former nurse.
Monday 23 November 2009
The biggest collection of fungi in the world will be created this week as Kew Gardens takes delivery of more than 400,000 specimens.
Tuesday 10 November 2009
The Government has no idea how many people are dying from hospital bugs other than MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C. diff) despite evidence they are on the rise, an MPs' report says.
Saturday 24 October 2009
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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