If you go down to the woods today you’re sure for a big surprise – especially if you have dogs.
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Thursday 09 January 2014
Attempts by the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond to reform the Ministry of Defence by enlisting big businesses for their commercial skills have again been struck by a lack of private sector interest.
Friday 08 November 2013
Symptoms are very different from those of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, says Professor Nicholas Priest
Thursday 07 November 2013
Hopes rise for new drugs and treatments to speed healing process for the elderly
Wednesday 09 October 2013
"I used to call her names, swear at her," recalled "Stuart", as he had consented to be called, about his relationship with his girlfriend. "I've hit her... and given her a black eye... I've punched her in the face a few times and kicked her in the legs." This was just one of the recollections of a man who had spent years terrorising his partner in The Abuser's Tale, a study of domestic abuse on BBC Five Live's Victoria Derbyshire.
Welcome to the hospital of the future: New management structures, revolutionary medical training and a 'buck-stops-here' culture
Thursday 12 September 2013
A landmark report by the Royal College of Physicians in response to the NHS crisis has outlined 50 measures to modernise the service to cope with the demands of an ageing population, but critics question if there is the political will or money to make it a reality
Wednesday 31 July 2013
The organs are made in the laboratory in the hope of using them to replace the damaged or missing body parts of patients
Monday 22 July 2013
Artificial photoreceptors integrated into retina after being transplanted into blind mice
'Is there no limit to what this Government will privatise?': UK plasma supplier sold to US private equity firm Bain Capital
Thursday 18 July 2013
Sell-off puts blood supply at risk, warns Lord Owen
'A writhing mass of flesh-eating maggots': Doctors find larvae inside British woman’s ear after she complained of headaches and bizarre scratching sounds inside her head
Wednesday 17 July 2013
27-year-old Rochelle Harris had just returned from a holiday in Peru
Thursday 04 July 2013
The patient, believed to be 49, was being treated for acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure
Friday 28 June 2013
The American business executive who had been held hostage by workers at his company’s Beijing factory has arrived back in the US after being freed in return for what he claims was a ransom of around half a million dollars.
Fire at London Islamic school: Four teenagers arrested over blaze at Darul Uloom Islamic boarding school in Chislehurst
Monday 10 June 2013
Four teenagers have been arrested over a fire at an Islamic School which saw 182 staff and pupils evacuated and two treated for smoke inhalation.
Sunday 09 June 2013
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has made an impassioned plea for unity after a fire in an Islamic boarding school in south-east London three days after a fire at a community centre in Muswell Hill, north London.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
The Independent spoke via Skype to activists and rebel fighters inside the city yesterday afternoon, during a brief lull in fighting. They described a scene of devastation: flattened buildings, hospitals low on medical supplies and civilians trapped between the fighting with no escape route.
Rifaie Tammas, 24, is an activist and supporter of the Free Syrian Army. Before the start of the civil war he was an English teacher and he has lived in Qusayr all his life.
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Scientists proclaim MS treatment breakthrough after dramatic test results - but with small group so far
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Therapy involves extracting patient's white blood cells that are mixed with proteins and re-infused
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Michelle Watt's father says TV presenter killed herself because she was in constant pain
- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 4 North Korean defector flees to Finland 'with evidence of chemical testing on humans'
- 5 Greek debt crisis: The photograph that conveys the despair of Greece's elderly