Hundreds of children falling ill after mistaking detergent for sweets

Hundreds of children being poisoned after mistaking new laundry detergent tablets for sweets Tide pods 'look like ribbon candy,' says poison control expert | UPDATED: 09:39 GMT, 25 May 2012 Miniature laundry detergent packets have caused a spate of poisonings after youngsters have confused the brightly coloured packets with sweets and swallowed them.

Autism: Parents urged to be persistent as U.S study reveals one in 88 children has developmental disorder

Parents who fear child may have autism urged to be pushy as early treatment 'crucial' Children who are identified early and get help have the best chance for reaching their potential, say experts | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 30 March 2012 At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn't respond to her name and shunned other children in her day care group.

Bat flu found by scientists – and it could pose a threat to humans

We've had bird flu and swine flu – now scientists have found BAT FLU (and it could pose a threat to humans) U.S health officials have found influenza in Guatemalan batsStrain could pose a risk to humans if it mingled with more common forms of fluScientists haven't yet been able to grow the new virus in chicken eggs or in human cells in a lab Scientists have found evidence of flu in bats for the first time – and warn it could pose a threat to humans.

We"ve had bird flu and swine flu – now scientists warn BAT flu on the rise

We've had bird flu and swine flu – now scientists have found BAT FLU (and it could pose a threat to humans) U.S health officials have found influenza in Guatemalan batsStrain could pose a risk to humans if it mingled with more common forms of fluScientists haven't yet been able to grow the new virus in chicken eggs or in human cells in a lab Scientists have found evidence of flu in bats for the first time – and warn it could pose a threat to humans.

India reports first cases of killer TB strain "resistant to all available drugs"

India reports first cases of killer TB strain 'resistant to all available drugs' Doctors say there are at least 12 cases in MumbaiStrain so far restricted to India's poorestFirst reported from 2003 in Italy and Iran Experts believe there are more undocumented cases A virtually untreatable strain of the killer lung disease tuberculosis has infected at least 12 slum dwellers in India, it was revealed today. The hospital in Mumbai that saw the initial cases, India's first, tested a dozen medicines on the patients but none of them worked. A TB expert at the U.S