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Engine alert forces Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner back to Dublin

Technical experts were trying to discover the cause of an engine problem on an Ethiopian Airlines jet stranded in Dublin after being forced to turn back over the Atlantic on Friday. The crew of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner returned to the Irish capital after the plane’s left engine signalled a fault following a scheduled stopover en route from Addis Ababa to Washington. In a statement, Ethiopian Airlines praised the crew and apologised to passengers, who were later picked up in a second jet sent to Dublin to allow them to complete their journey.

Posted on 24 October 2015 | 9:55 am

Colorado movie gunman James Holmes assaulted by fellow prisoner

Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes listens at a court hearing before beginning his life sentence with no chance of parole, in Centennial, ColoradoConvicted mass killer James Holmes, who is serving multiple life sentences for gunning down a dozen people at a movie theater in 2012, was assaulted by another inmate at a high-security Colorado prison, a corrections official said on Friday. Holmes was not injured when he was attacked by 27-year-old Mark C. Daniels at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, said Adrienne Jacobson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Daniels lunged at Holmes and “took some swings” at him as the two prisoners were being escorted by guards down a hallway inside the lockup on Oct. 8, she said.

Posted on 24 October 2015 | 6:06 am

Clinic offers rare hope for Sudan breast cancer patients

Aida Abdulla (L) watches as Dr Samrin Farouk Habbani prepares the mammogram machine at the Khartoum Breast Care Centre on October 15, 2015Local doctors told Aida Abdulla her chest pain was an infection, arthritis or muscle strain. Now she is preparing for surgery at the Khartoum Breast Care Centre (KBCC), the only specialised hospital in Sudan, a country of more than 30 million. Everyone was worried because we have never seen this illness before," said the 49-year-old, dressed in purple and orange robes in a spotless clinic at the KBCC.

Posted on 24 October 2015 | 3:20 am

GNC wants Oregon lawsuit on spiked products moved to federal court

(Reuters) – Nutritional products retailer GNC Holding Inc on Friday said a lawsuit by Oregon’s attorney general that alleged it sold products containing two illegal synthetic drugs was “without merit” and said it filed a motion to move the case to federal court. The lawsuit, filed by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Thursday, alleged GNC sold products containing either stimulants picamilon or BMPEA (beta-methylphenylethylamine). GNC said in a statement that the products it sells are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and said its vendors “certify that they are in full compliance” with the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Posted on 24 October 2015 | 1:34 am

Dermatologist for Michael Jackson, other stars, dies

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2011 file photo, dermatologist Arnold Klein poses for a portrait in his office in Beverly Hills, Calif. Klein, dermatologist to the late Michael Jackson and other Hollywood celebrities, has died in Palm Springs, California. The Riverside County sheriff-coroner's office says the 70-year-old Klein died Thursday evening, Oct. 22, 2015, at Eisenhower Medical Center. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Arnold Klein once said, "Put me next to a patient, give me a needle and I'm really happy."

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:46 pm

Many seriously ill Americans lack access to palliative care

Access to so-called palliative care is greatest in the New England, Pacific and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., researchers report in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Far fewer hospitals have palliative care programs in the Southern states. People who live near larger hospitals are also more likely to have access to palliative care – it’s offered in 90 percent of hospitals with at least 300 beds but just 56 percent of hospitals with fewer beds.

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:40 pm

Hormone Replacement’s "AHAH" Moment

Inchworm Week At Slowmo GuantanamoI was privileged to attend a recent continuing education conference about estrogen replacement at menopause, held at the Yale School of Medicine, organized by my friend and colleague, Dr. Phil Sarrel. Highlights for me included both Dr. Sarrel's important insights, and a very poignant, personal story told by Michelle King Robson, founder of…

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:27 pm

Ryan sets ambitious agenda if elected House speaker

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) smiles as he walks at the end of the day of the House Freedom Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in WashingtonPaul Ryan revealed a bold to-do list when he agreed to run for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but to carry it out he will need a level of compromise and cohesion that has been sorely lacking on Capitol Hill for a long time. If all goes as expected next week, the Wisconsin lawmaker and 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee will replace John Boehner as House speaker. Ryan is known among Republicans as a policy expert.

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:11 pm

The next big thing in Korean beauty: muscles

Ray Yang, a celebrity trainer, leads participants taking part in a workout session during TV program "The Body Show" at a gym in SeoulBy Hooyeon Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Looks no longer center only on the face in beauty-obsessed South Korea, where more women are hitting the gym to improve muscle tone and physical health. As the ideal of beauty evolves in a country that is a trendsetter in cosmetics and the pursuit of plastic surgery, women's fitness has become a growth business, say purveyors of health products, from diet supplements to dumb-bells. Now they exercise," said celebrity trainer Ray Yang, who leads a workout session during the Body Show, a weekly television event targeted at women that is now in its second season.

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:05 pm

Cutting Calories: Every Little Bit Does Count

Study shows that the benefit of even small reductions in calories Include lower blood pressure, cholesterol. A new study holds out hope that cutting our calories even by a little bit can help keep us healthier and extend our lives.The National Institutes of Health study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, reports that…

Posted on 23 October 2015 | 9:44 pm

Health – Physical, mental and sexual health coverage

Get the latest health news and wellbeing advice from the Telegraph, including family health, diet and fitness.

Energy drinks run out of fizz as scientists discover spoonful of sugar in water has same effect

Scientists at the University of Bath have discovered adding a spoonful of sugar to water can increase performance

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 8:55 pm

A&E waiting times are getting worse, report finds

Tthe Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s report raises fears of a winter crisis for the NHS

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 7:10 pm

What does it take to become a junior doctor?

As the junior doctors’ strike comes nearer, The Telegraph examines what it takes to become a junior doctor

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 5:00 pm

Students offended by college’s mental health test

Bournemouth and Poole College issued an apology and withdrew the test following student complaints

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 12:21 pm

As leaders of the future NHS, junior doctors must come back from the brink

The discussions under Acas are a good thing. Junior doctors must resist the urge to strike

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 12:11 pm

11-year-old girl delivered her mother’s baby – then went to school

Caitlin Burke kept a cool head when her mother unexpectedly went into labour this week

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 9:49 am

TV presenter Nadia Sawalha takes daughter to counselling after ‘oversharing’ bad news

Dangers of ‘oversharing’ negative events in the world leads parents to take children to counselling

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 9:39 am

Living with schizophrenia: ‘Public perception is changing, but it’s still used as a term of abuse’

Artist Alice Evans, who suffers from terrifying hallucinations as a result of schizophrenia, tells Victoria Lambert that more needs to be done to help

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 8:00 am

Skunk ’causes damage to vital nerve fibres’

Skunk has been shown to damage the corpus callosum, the structure that allows communication between the brain’s left and right hemispheres

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 12:01 am

Hedge funder who pledged to cut cost of Aids pill sold with 5,000pc mark-up reneges on promise

Martin Shkreli, who once wrote that he grieves “every time a drug goes generic”, has not cut the cost of the pills, as promised

Posted on 26 November 2015 | 4:08 pm

BBC News – Health

London Ambulance Service ‘inadequate’

London’s ambulance service NHS Trust becomes the first to be put into special measures after a recommendation by inspectors.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 1:34 pm

Multiple-birth care ‘postcode lottery’

Women expecting twins or triplets are experiencing poor antenatal care in some areas of England, a report suggests.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 1:23 am

Talking therapy ‘eases dental phobia’

People with a dental phobia are more likely to undergo treatment without sedation if they have had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), research suggests.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 1:22 am

A&E waiting times ‘getting worse’

Waiting times in A&E departments across the UK are worsening as pressures grow in hospitals, figures suggest.

Posted on 27 November 2015 | 1:20 am

One in five children obese in Year 6

One in 10 children was obese at the start of primary school in England last year but one in five was obese by the end, according to new figures.

Posted on 26 November 2015 | 2:41 pm

‘I went blind and feel partly to blame’

Leonie Watson charts her journey into blindness

Posted on 26 November 2015 | 1:46 am

Junior doctor dispute to go to Acas

The government has agreed to talks at Acas in the junior doctors’ dispute – but the strikes have not been called off.

Posted on 25 November 2015 | 4:38 pm

Winter deaths ‘highest since 1999’

There were an estimated 43,900 excess deaths in England and Wales last winter, the highest number in 15 years.

Posted on 25 November 2015 | 4:33 pm

VIDEO: Weekend-born babies more at risk of death

Babies born in English NHS hospitals at weekends are more likely to be stillborn or to die in the first week of life, than those delivered on weekdays.

Posted on 25 November 2015 | 10:18 am

Weekend births ‘pose higher death risk’

Babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a “significantly” greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays, researchers say.

Posted on 25 November 2015 | 7:48 am