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HPA scientists found evidence of link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix jab and narcolepsy cases in children

Warning issued to walkers over venomous adders

Walkers have been warned to leave snakes in the countryside alone after dozens of incidents of bites caused by people picking up venomous adders.

The Health Protection Agency will keep mobile phones under review

'No evidence' of mobile phone cancer risk

There is still "no convincing evidence" that mobile phones can adversely affect human health, according to a major new report released today.

The Asian Tiger Mosquito could survive year-round in southern England as aresult of milder winters

Asian mosquito 'could bring tropical diseases to Britain'

Continent's changing climate raises fears that dengue fever could come to South of England

UK flu rates at all-time low

Seasonal influenza is losing its grip.

Health chiefs plan for epidemic during games

Preparations are being made to deal with a possible epidemic of infectious disease during the London Olympics, with officials concerned at the prospect of an outbreak of unusual illnesses.

VCJD blood test used in UK

A blood test for the human form of mad cow disease is being used in the UK for the first time, it has been revealed.

High radiation puts child X-ray patients at risk

Requiring hospitals to publish exposure levels could eradicate huge variations in doses

Gonorrhoea drug no longer works

Doctors were warned yesterday to abandon a drug used to treat gonorrhoea because it is no longer effective.

MRSA infections 'at lowest level'

Cases of the superbug MRSA are at a record low, figures have shown.

Diary: Time for that Facebook cull, Mr Gove

Given that he (allegedly) recommended Andy Coulson as Tory comms director, and (allegedly) invited James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks to his 40th birthday party, you may be surprised to learn that George (né Gideon) Osborne is said to be intensely relaxed about the imminent publication of ministers' meetings with media execs.

Spanish eggs linked to bug outbreak

Imported Spanish eggs containing life-threatening salmonella bacteria have been linked to an outbreak of the infection in England and Wales.

Drug-resistant STD prompts global warning

A prostitute in Japan who developed a strain of drug-resistant gonorrhoea in her throat has triggered a worldwide alert about the spread of untreatable sexually transmitted diseases.

French lay blame on British seeds for E. coli outbreak

Minister calls for products to be withdrawn from sale, but admits 'no definitive link' to illness

Measles cases soar, despite rise in MMR jabs

Outbreaks of measles have risen sharply in recent months with far more cases already this year than for the whole of 2010.

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