Homeopathy is "rubbish" and shouldn"t be available on the NHS, says chief medical officer


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Homeopathy is 'rubbish' and shouldn't be available on the NHS, says Britain's top doctor NHS spends 4m a year on homeopathy treatmentsAlternative therapy involves treating 'like with like', using very diluted substancesDame Sally and the BMA say it is due to placebo effectDefenders say homeopathy has passed more clinical trials than it had failedHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Prince Charles have both endorsed treatment By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 17:30 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 24 January 2013 Homeopathy was condemned as ‘rubbish’ by Britain’s chief medical officer yesterday, who admitted she is ‘perpetually surprised’ it is available on the NHS.

First test to detect Parkinson"s disease developed by studying tissue taken from under the jaw


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First test to detect Parkinson's disease spots tell-tale signs in saliva glands Doctors say tissue sample taken from the saliva glands could reveal abnormal protein, which is tell-tale sign But charity warns the study was small and too invasive to become a routine test By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 11 January 2013 Former boxer Muhammad Ali is one of world's best-known people to suffer from Parkinson's disease, for which is there is no diagnostic test Scientists have developed the first diagnostic test to detect Parkinson's disease.

Worcestershire Acute NHS: Hospital that left patient to starve to death forced to pay 400,000 in compensation


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Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 14:31 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation


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Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Richard Eyre: "I was a chronically shy child but I"ve developed mechanisms to deal with it"


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Sir Richard Eyre: 'I was a chronically shy child.

Breast cancers found to fall into four main groups, bringing targeted treatments "giant step closer"


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Breast cancers found to fall into four main groups, raising hope for more targeted treatments 'Giant step closer' to understanding genetic origins of four subtypes of breast cancer, says expert Research that mapped 800 breast tumours could lead to more targeted drugs | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 24 September 2012 Breast cancer falls into four genetically distinct groups, according to the most comprehensive analysis of the disease so far.

Woman diagnosed with cancer – after her dog won"t stop pawing at her breast


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Woman diagnosed with cancer – after her dog won't stop pawing at her breast Mrs Rawlinson discovered a lump after her dog kept nuzzling her breastShe has received chemotherapy and will have the tumour removed soon | UPDATED: 12:02 GMT, 26 July 2012 A woman has hailed her pet dog as a 'guardian angel' after it sniffed out a cancerous lump growing in her breast.

Supermarket "bag for life" can give you food poisoning…so put it in your washing machine to kill the bugs!


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Your supermarket 'bag for life' can give you food poisoning…so put it in your washing machine to kill the bugs! | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 10 April 2012 Many of us fuss over a clean loo and kitchen sink, but what about the other household items we use every day Experts reveal the neglected areas you should be spring cleaning to MATTHEW BARBOUR…