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Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

NHS data-sharing scheme 'mishandled'
The chair of the panel set up to advise ministers on the governance of NHS data tells the BBC the Care.data programme was "mishandled".

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.

Bullied children still suffer at 50
Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

Pensioners could get death estimate
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

Hospital infections 'still too high'
Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.

Warning over bowel cancer screening
Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.

Under 16s 'shut out of safe havens'
Children suffering a mental health crisis in England are being forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" ban under 16s, figures suggest.

Reprieve for 18 NI care homes
All 18 NHS care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure are to remain open while residents want to stay in them.

Early op 'may have saved man's life'
A businessman who died after complications following a cancer operation "would probably have survived" if he was re-operated on sooner, an inquest hears.

Crohn's patient loses fertility case
A woman who has Crohn's disease loses a legal challenge against a decision to refuse her NHS funding to freeze her eggs before chemotherapy.

'Terror' of patient's op wake-up
A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.

Sensors to prevent pain for amputees
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions
A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Why insurers should fund medical research
Should the insurance industry stump up funds?

Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight
Cancer virus discovered after delayed flight

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela

VIDEO: Warning over foreign doctor training
There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.

AUDIO: NHS Trust 'blackened' doctor's name
A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.

VIDEO: Babylab studies development of ADHD
Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."

VIDEO: Lord Tebbit turns children's writer
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.

AUDIO: RNIB: UK needs sight loss advisors
Every eye clinic in the UK should provide access to a sight loss advisor, the RNIB has claimed.

VIDEO: Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'
A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.

Why big buttocks can be bad for your health
Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

Should drug firms make payments to doctors?
Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts?

How can music make your ears bleed?
How loud does it have to be for your ears to bleed?

Routine operations: Is a crisis brewing?
Concern over rise in waits for hospital operations

VIDEO: Inside the 'celeb' rehab centre
The Priory Hospital wants to shake off its 'quick fix' image

Bombing couple still Boston strong
Boston marathon bombing survivors cope with aftermath

Goggles help surgeons ‘see’ tumours
The glasses that help surgeons find cancer

Can you live without processed food?
Can you live without processed food?

Bereaved parents heard at last
Why parents who have a stillbirth are now being listened to

Ugandan clinics selling bogus HIV certificates
The Ugandans who pay for bogus HIV results to get jobs

How is PTSD diagnosed?
How is the disorder diagnosed?

23.07.2010. 13:45