Spinal injury victims could be treated using TEETH, say scientists

Spinal injury victims could be treated using TEETH, say scientists Spinal cord injury victims could be helped to walk again by teeth, say scientists. Researchers put dental pulp stem cells into rats with broken backs and found they regained some movement in their legs. The study by Nagoya University in Japan could transform the lives of patients with severe mobility problems, a report in The Mirror revealed

Council "diet police" should inspect the lunches of private sector workers, report urges

Council “diet police” should inspect the lunches of private sector workers, report urgesDrastic action needed to end “sick note culture” The food in the canteens belonging to private sector employers should be monitored by council inspectors to help improve workers” health, a report says.

David Cameron "putting patient privacy at risk" with plan to share medical records with drugs companies

Cameron “putting patient privacy at risk” with plan to share medical records with drugs companies Britain”s life sciences industry has a 50billion annual turnoverThousands could be given cancer drugs before they are approved by NHS under new strategy David Cameron has been accused of putting patients” privacy at risk over plans to share their medical records with private firms. The Prime Minister wants to change the NHS constitution to give drugs giants and other healthcare companies the right to access patients” confidential data in the hope it will help them develop new treatments. He outlined the plans today at the launch of the Strategy for UK Life Sciences in London.

Rickets: No one told me children should take vitamin D pills – then my son got the disease

No one told me children should take vitamin D pills – then my son got rickets Four-year-old Toby Ault cried out in pain as his mother Kathryn gently lifted him up to tuck him into bed. ‘He said it was his legs and they were really hurting him again,’ says Kathryn, 27. ‘It was the third or fourth time in the space of a few weeks.