HPA scientists found evidence of link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix jab and narcolepsy cases in children
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Sunday 19 December 2010
Young people are at a greater risk from swine flu than the over-60s but are more reluctant to get vaccinated, an expert has warned.
Saturday 18 December 2010
Diseases have their cycles and flu is no different.
Thursday 16 December 2010
Fifteen patients have died and more than 100 patients are in intensive care with suspected swine flu as doctors warned that the disease is turning out to be more severe than last year.
Saturday 11 December 2010
Monday 06 December 2010
NHS Direct is handling more than 4,000 calls a week from people suffering from suspected norovirus, figures showed today.
Wednesday 03 November 2010
A drug user who was left fighting for life after injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax died today, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.
Friday 15 October 2010
The health service has been in an apparently permanent state of revolution for years, so the changes were met with weary resignation rather than anger.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Plans for a "bonfire of quangos" will today be scaled back by the Government after an intensive lobbying campaign.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
They are small, winged, and have a thirst for human blood. And their scissor-like mandibles are sharp enough to deliver a painful bite.
Monday 27 September 2010
The number of people requiring medical treatment after eating poisonous fungi has risen dramatically this summer, prompting fears that many others will be taken ill during the remaining weeks of the wild mushroom season.
Friday 24 September 2010
The head of the civil service today launched a mole-hunt after the leak of lists of around 180 public bodies apparently facing abolition in a "bonfire of the quangos".
Friday 24 September 2010
Five Cabinet ministers agreed yesterday to cut their budgets by about a third as the Treasury axe began to fall ahead of next month's government-wide spending cuts. Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, and Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, were rewarded with seats on the Cabinet's Star Chamber, which will impose cuts on those ministers who cannot reach agreement with the Treasury. Both ministers have also been quick to cull quangos since the May election.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Half of restaurants and takeaways harbour high levels of bacteria which can cause food poisoning, new research shows.
Thursday 09 September 2010
The first national campaign to persuade the over 50s to practice safe sex is to be launched next week, after figures showed an alarming rise in sexually transmitted infections among older people.
Thursday 02 September 2010
A wedding guest has died of salmonella poisoning and eight others became ill.
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