Boy who can"t leave house without oxygen can now enjoy running with his dog thanks to specially-made backpack


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Boy who can't leave house without oxygen can now enjoy running with his dog thanks to specially-made backpack <br> Lenny's original bag was designed to be used by older patients and restricted his movement as it was far too large for himA design student came up with an effective solution after a local hospital contacted a firm she was interning withThe new bag doesn't sway from side to side, allowing him to run<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 17:13 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <p>A young boy with a rare lung disease has run around with his pet dog for the first time, after a student designed a lightweight backpack for his vital oxygen supply.</p><p>Lenny Yule, 11, from Linwood, Renfrewshire, has interstitial lung disease which has scarred his organs.

Treatment could halt spread of resistant TB as drug kills 99% of patient"s bacteria in two weeks


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Drug cocktail could halt spread of resistant TB as it kills 99% of patient's bacteria in two weeks In some countries one in four people with TB has a form that can no longer be treated with standard drug cocktails | UPDATED: 08:06 GMT, 24 July 2012 Scientists have successfully tested a new drug treatment for tuberculosis which could be an effective weapon against increasingly resistant forms of the disease.

Doctors warn new NHS 111 phone number will lead to THREE TIMES more ambulance call-outs


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Doctors warn new NHS 111 phone number will lead to THREE TIMES more ambulance call-outs New 111 phone number will be first port of call for patients with urgent, not life-threatening, symptomsThe Department Of Health has set an April 2013 deadline for introducing the helplineIt will replace NHS DirectBMA warns of cost and safety issues due to line being manned by call centre staff with six weeks' training | UPDATED: 09:51 GMT, 29 May 2012 Doctors have warned that the new 111 phone number for non-emergency services has led to up to three times more ambulance call-outs and could lower the standard of care that children receive.

London 2012 Olympics: UK at "extreme" risk of flu pandemic


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UK at 'extreme' risk of flu pandemic as millions of foreign visitors expected for Olympics 5.3 million extra foreign tourists expected in UK this summerPandemic could spread from visitors from high-risk countries in South-East Asia | UPDATED: 17:30 GMT, 2 April 2012 This summer’s Olympics will increase the already 'extreme risk' of a flu pandemic spreading in the UK, according to a new report.

Keeping up-to-date with current affairs will make you live longer, says study


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Reading MailOnline will make you live longer (OK, any news media will do), says study People who use mass media have healthier dietsExperts hope findings will help develop more effective health strategies People who keep up-to-date with current affairs are more health-conscious and will live longer, say scientists.