Sometimes private clinics wouldn't bother suggesting a cheap drug like paracetamol when they could profit from prescribing more expensive versions
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Sunday 01 April 2012
People feel de-skilled by celebrity chefs and their complicated recipes, so they're not cooking things that have been done since time immemorial. You can make a pastry in five minutes with leftover scraps: eggs, cream, milk, vegetables, bacon – just throw in whatever's in the fridge.
Sunday 25 March 2012
Wang Gengxiang was five when he fell into a pile of burning straw in a courtyard at his home village of Mijiazhuang on the outskirts of Fenyang, Shanxi province, in north China. Most of the skin on his head was burnt off, meaning he has to wear a full surgical mask to prevent infection of the scarring.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Bones found in China have led scientists to suggest a new species of humanoid. By Steve Connor
Thursday 15 March 2012
Fossilised remains of China's 'red deer cave people' may represent a whole new human species. Steve Connor on a discovery that radically complicates the story of our origins
Thursday 09 February 2012
The latest leg of the Dubai Carnival introduces a distant beam of sunshine to the petrified domestic scene – and could yet make a down payment towards the European summer. For it is not so much his name that summons Dubai Prince to centre stage today, as his untapped potential. After just four career starts, the fact that he returns in a trial for the Dubai World Cup suggests he could yet develop into a Godolphin flagship for the months ahead.
Thursday 02 February 2012
A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a school friend he claimed had pestered him for sex.
Saturday 21 January 2012
Vaccination against virus urged following increase in cases linked to sexually transmitted infection
Tuesday 10 January 2012
A new government report on drinking alcohol aims to give us easy to understand, no-nonsense advice. But are we ready to listen?
Thursday 15 December 2011
The number of people admitted to hospital with life-threatening anaphylactic shock – involving sudden swelling, breathlessness and low blood pressure – has increased by at least 700 per cent in the last two decades.
Saturday 10 December 2011
French archaeologists have discovered an extremely rare example of a neolithic "earth mother" figurine on the banks of the river Somme.
Thursday 01 December 2011
British songstress Adele has been given the perfect get well gift after being nominated for six Grammys at next year's awards.
Thursday 11 August 2011
Connie Fisher's plight highlights occupational hazard for singers
Thursday 28 July 2011
Good news for Justine, wife of Ed Miliband. Quieter nights are in prospect in the Miliband family home after the Labour leader underwent a successful operation on his nose to correct a breathing problem.
Friday 08 July 2011
A 36-year-old man is recovering after surgeons implanted the world's first wholly lab-grown organ into his body.
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