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

Women 'need chlamydia test for every partner'

Women should be tested for chlamydia every time they have a new sexual partner because screening alone is unlikely to cut their chances of pelvic disease, researchers said today.

Fears gonorrhoea becoming untreatable

World Health Organisation concerned about disease's resistance to antibiotics

UK tuberculosis cases rise by 5.5 per cent

Cases of tuberculosis rose by more than 5% last year, prompting the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to warn today that the UK must remain vigilant.

Heroin user infected with anthrax

A heroin user in England has tested positive for anthrax following 19 similar cases in Scotland, it was announced today.

Souvenir scans 'may harm unborn child'

Neurological effects of ultrasounds need further investigation, experts warn

Dead heroin addict infected with anthrax

A heroin user who died in hospital has tested positive for anthrax. Blood tests showed the presence of the deadly bacteria in the unidentified patient, who died at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow yesterday.

Addict dies as anthrax infects heroin users

A heroin addict who died in hospital has tested positive for anthrax, health officials said today.

CT scans 'could raise the risk of cancer'

US study shows exposure to higher levels of radiation may result in tumours

Warning over late HIV diagnosis

One in three people who discovered they had HIV last year were diagnosed late and could not benefit from early treatment, figures suggested today.

Winter deaths rise 'a national scandal'

The highest winter deaths figures in almost 10 years should act as a "deafening wake-up call" for the Government, charities said today

Schoolgirl with swine flu dies

A schoolgirl has died after contracting swine flu. The girl, from Slough, Berkshire, tested positive for the H1N1 virus, and was being treated at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London.

Michelin-starred chef forced to close restaurant

A Michelin-starred chef has been forced to temporarily close his restaurant after more than 80 customers were taken ill after eating there. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) was called in to investigate at The Star Inn at Harome, North Yorkshire, after an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea.

Blackburn contain swine flu threat

Blackburn believe that the swine flu outbreak within the club is under control.

Swine flu warning to spitting soccer stars

Footballers were today warned that spitting could increase the risk of spreading swine flu as players at two Premier League clubs were struck down by the virus.

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