Schools should exclude children who have not had MMR jab, says leading scientist

Schools should exclude children who have not had MMR jab, says leading scientistDr Craig Venter, a leading biologist, said unvaccinated children are a 'hazard to society'Department of Health said that such measures were unnecessary and risked alienating parents By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 08:44 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 25 April 2013 Schools should have the right to refuse access to pupils who have not had the MMR jab, a leading scientist has said.

Amazon under fire for selling illegal products that "claim to cure or treat cancer"

Amazon under fire for selling illegal products that 'claim to cure or treat cancer' Products claim to 'relieve' cancer and cleanse bloodIt is illegal to advertise such products in the UK By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 08:37 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:34 GMT, 1 April 2013 Amazon has come under fire for listing products for sale that claim they can cure cancer.

New NHS 111 helpline puts patient safety at risk, doctors warn

Launch of new NHS 111 helpline should be delayed as it's already in chaos, say doctors BMA says the service was overwhelmed in just a few hours after its recent launch in some areas And rolling out service nationwide from next Monday 'will put lives at risk' due to poor quality adviceSome patients forced to wait hours for advice By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:49 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 28 March 2013 Dr Laurence Buckman, chairman of the BMA's GP committee, questioned the quality of advice given out Doctors have called for a delay in the launch of a new non-emergency advice line for patients, saying it will put safety at risk.

Dental nurse, 30, died after "serious failings" by paramedics who could have saved her had she gone to hospital

Dental nurse, 30, died after 'serious failings' by paramedics who could have saved her had she gone to hospital Sarah Thomas, 30, was barely conscious when paramedics arrived They told her she was 'better off' at home rather than hospital Inquest ruled she would have survived had she received simple treatment By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 15:37 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:40 GMT, 22 February 2013 Sarah Thomas died at home because her symptoms were not taken seriously by paramedics A dental nurse died after 'serious failings' by paramedics called to her home, a coroner ruled today.

Toddler diagnosed with cancer after his mother refused to believe he was simply constipated is given the all-clear thanks to wonder drug

Toddler diagnosed with cancer after his mother refused to believe he was simply constipated is given the all-clear thanks to wonder drug Oliver Lee was taken to hospital by his parents suffering from stomach painDoctors suggested he had constipation but his mother Sophie insisted it was something more seriousAn MRI scan revealed four tumours caused by the rare muscle cancer rhabdomyosarcomaHe underwent nine cycles of chemotherapy and was put on an international drug trial for the wonder drug Avastin ” class=”blkBorder” /> Ollie, pictured in hospital in December 2011 (l) and August 2012 (r) went through nine cycles of chemotherapy Team Ollie: Sophie and Simon raised money for the Queen's Medical Centre where Oliver was being treated Sophie, 38, said: 'Our whole world fell apart, I can still remember the consultant telling us the news.

David Cameron backs friends and families test to act as "flashing light" to warn when hospitals and GPs are failing

Cameron backs friends and families test to act as 'flashing light' to warn when hospitals and GPs are failing Patients to be asked if they would recommend NHS service to loved onesNurses told to carry out hourly rounds of wardsNew 'dementia champions' with 1 in 4 patients suffering from disease ‘Games Makers’.

Bogus doctor told to pay back 270,000 he "earned" over 10 years while pretending to be a GP

Bogus doctor told to pay back 270,000 he 'earned' over 10 years while pretending to be a GPConrad De Souza was caught faking a DNA test to avoid child maintenanceHe had enrolled at medical school in London but never graduatedIn total, he received more than 329,000 in ten years working for the NHS | UPDATED: 21:31 GMT, 11 December 2012 Conrad De Souza has been ordered to pay back 270,000 of the money he earned while pretending to be a qualified doctor for Lewisham Primary Care Trust (PCT) between 2001 and 2010.

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication Both grapefruit and Seville oranges contain chemicals that can interact with certain drugs such as statins and antidepressants Adverse effects can include acute kidney failure, respiratory failure, internal bleeding and sudden death | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 26 November 2012 Grapefruit contains chemicals that can interact with certain drugs, making them more potent Doctors are warning about serious health problems caused by mixing medicines and grapefruit.

Hypnosis: Why quick decision-makers and people with a higher attention span do better

If you can't nod off then your brain could be to blame! Scientists discover why some people just can't be hypnotised Those with a high attention span do better But people with precise habits and a judgmental nature tend to struggle By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:13 GMT, 5 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 5 October 2012 It is certainly one of the more mysterious medical treatments.

Caught a cold? Don¿t bother taking vitamin D – scientists say no evidence supplement will fend of the sniffles

Caught a cold Don’t bother taking vitamin D – scientists say no evidence supplement will fend of the sniffles Volunteers who took sunshine vitamin had as many colds as those taking placeboThere was also no difference in how long colds lasted or in their severity | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 3 October 2012 Loading up on vitamin D is unlikely to prevent the common cold this winter, according to new research.