Life and Style GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu vaccination

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

Sexually transmitted diseases on the increase

Unprotected sex is causing rises in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) particularly among young women, according to figures published today.

'HIV is no longer an epidemic. But the stigma is'

A German court case has shone a light on the social impact of infection

New superbug spreads to UK hospitals

International travel and medical tourism helped the spread of drug-resistant bacteria that could lead to the end of antibiotics, scientists warned today.

Radon gas: The silent killer in the countryside

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One by one, the quangos are abolished. But at what cost?

David Cameron vowed in opposition to rein in Britain's quango state in an attack on a bloated public sector.

Fresh warning as HIV rates rise in over-50s

HIV infection among over-50s has more than doubled in seven years.

Experts urge TB vaccine for all London children

All babies born in London should be vaccinated against tuberculosis to protect them against the growing threat from the disease, public health specialists say.

A summer's day: Stay cool, stay healthy

The sun is out and it's off with our clothes – but health agencies urge us to stay cool, as heat can kill

Health agency fined £25,000 over E.coli spillage

The Health Protection Agency was fined £25,000 today after up to a billion doses of the deadly bug E.coli were spilt in an accident at its laboratory.

Children's petting farms face tough new rules

There should be no ban on children petting animals on farms but more must be done to protect them from infection, an inquiry has concluded.

Damning report into petting farm E.coli outbreak

A "substantial" number of E.coli cases could have been prevented if health chiefs had responded quickly to an outbreak at a petting farm, a damning report said today.

Laser pointer pens 'pose risk to children'

Children could suffer serious eye injuries from playing with laser pointer pens, parents were warned today.

Airspace closure extended until Sunday morning

All Ryanair UK flights and BA shorthaul flights cancelled until Monday.

Volcanic ash warning to asthma sufferers

People with lung conditions like emphysema and asthma should stay indoors if volcanic ash starts to settle, a spokesman for the World Health Organisation said today.

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