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.

NHS patients set to lose important controls over their private medical records

NHS patients set to lose important controls over their private medical recordsPatients will only be able to request that their data is not passed onInformation which could identify a patient could be used Campaigners say changes would amount to ditching patient confidentiality By Jack Doyle PUBLISHED: 00:28 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 29 March 2013 Under proposed changes to the NHS constitution, patients will not have a veto over records being used for reasons unrelated to their own treatment NHS patients are set to lose important controls over their private medical records, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Number of children who have started smoking rises by 50,000 in just one year

Number of children under 16 who have started smoking rises by 50,000 in just one yearAbout 207,000 children aged 11 to 15 started to smoke in 2011This is a sharp rise from 157,000 in 2010The figure equates to 567 children taking up the habit each dayCharity urges Government to put all cigarettes in plain standardised packs By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 06:46 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:38 GMT, 22 March 2013 Worrying: The number of children who have taken up smoking has risen by 50,000 in just one year, research suggests.

Norovirus strain that has hit 1.2million in UK and caused chaos in hospitals came from AUSTRALIA

It came from Down Chunder: The norovirus strain that's wreaked havoc across the UK and made 1.2million of us ill started in Oz Most people taken ill with norovirus caught the strain Sydney 2012 The variant was first identified in the UK in October but is already dominant Number of cases of the winter vomiting bug rose as much as 63 per cent compared to last year , has become the 'dominant strain' and may explain the huge rise in the number of cases.

Dentists warned over cheap X-ray machine amid fears it could deliver 10 times too much radiation

Dentists warned over cheap X-ray machine amid fears it could deliver 10 times too much radiation Devices manufactured in China don't contain enough lead to protect patients and dentistsOne UK-based dental practice purchased one of the dangerous machines, and 'several' others have expressed interest in buying one | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 3 December 2012 Dentists have been warned not to buy a hand held X-ray machine which exposes patients to 10 times the recommended dose of radiation.

Chinese protester opposing government takeover of village land “is crushed to death by state-controlled road-flattening truck”

Chinese protester opposing government takeover of village land “is crushed to death by state-controlled road-flattening truck” Protester He Zhu Hua, appears to be crushed in shocking imagesHe opposed being moved after government tried to claim land for commercial useReports claim government then tried to hide body and sent security to quell anger from residents

Whooping cough cases treble in a year to 3,500 as teenagers and adults are hit by illness

Whooping cough cases treble in a year to 3,500 as teenagers and adults are hit by illness Experts said parents should make sure their children were vaccinated at two, three and four months of age | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 31 August 2012 The number of cases of whooping cough in England and Wales have already tripled this year and are hitting young babies who are most at risk of death, say health officials.

Cologne Zoo: Female zoo keeper,killed by tiger when it escaped from enclosure after gate wasn’t closed properly

Female zoo keeper, 43, killed by tiger when it escaped from enclosure after gate wasn”t closed properly Tiger escaped enclosure and mauled keeper in storage buildingDirector at Cologne Zoo, western Germany shot animal dead after incident. A tiger has escaped its enclosure and mauled a female keeper to death before being shot dead today.