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Hi-tech patch could end needle pain for diabetics

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Health bosses announced the Freestyle Libre patch will be available on NHS prescription for the first time. The device automatically reads blood sugar levels from the cells just below the skin.

NHS bracing for the 'worst flu season in history'

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said that the virus had already caused huge problems in Australia with some A&E units having 'standing room only.'

The metal springs that can give failing hearts a boost

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
A tiny metal spring that is implanted into the heart could revolutionise treatment of heart failure, a condition that affects almost a million people.

Why Pap smear tests are changing

ABC Australia - 20/09/2017
Pap smears are being phased out in favour of HPV tests, in a move experts say will improve early detection and save lives. Here's what you need to know.

A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death

CNN (US) - 20/09/2017
Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia.

Mum in induced coma after catching flu while pregnant

ABC Australia - 20/09/2017
A Victorian woman who recently gave birth remains in an induced coma after contracting influenza while pregnant, as dangerous strains of the illness prompt calls for stronger vaccines, and free shots for more people.

Women who miscarry 'more likely to conceive second time'

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Experts said the findings could offer hope to couples considering whether to continue treatment after the devastating loss of an unborn child.

'Shocking' disregard for safety in US meningitis case

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Glenn Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist at New England Compounding Center, oversaw the production in filthy conditions of tainted steroids, a court in Boston heard on Tuesday.

Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

New York Times - 20/09/2017
Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.

Do you know blood cancer symptoms?

BBC Health News - 20/09/2017
Ellie, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 15, describes the symptoms of blood cancer.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

BBC Health News - 20/09/2017
The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.

Life-extending lung cancer drug approved

BBC Health News - 20/09/2017
A drug denied to restaurant critic AA Gill on the NHS will now be made available to patients in England.

Canadian woman mistook a stroke for an intense migraine

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Carly White (left), 27, from Carmanville, Canada, thought she had a migraine on July 30. Her husband Nathanael (right) took her to the hospital the next day. He soon learned his wife had had a stroke.

Maternity ward errors as common as they were 20 years ago

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/09/2017
Maternity wards have done ‘very little’ to prevent serious errors in the past 20 years, a report warns. Babies are just as likely to suffer brain damage through blunders as they were during the late 90s.

Miscarriage study points to IVF success chances

BBC Health News - 20/09/2017
Women who miscarry in the first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby than those who do not conceive.

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday.

Florida young girl's heart beating outside of her body 

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/09/2017
In the footage recorded by a woman, believed to be her mother, she can be seen prodding the heart as the girl relaxes on her bed. The clip was uploaded to YouTube and titled 'VirsaviyaWarrior'.

San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
San Diego County is reporting an outbreak of hepatitis A, with 421 people sickened and 16 dead within less than a year.