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Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 4:09 pm

A Wake-Up Call and a Scary Diagnosis

A Wake-Up Call and a Scary DiagnosisAs a business speaker and trainer, I shake a lot of hands. But for the past year, I have done so as quickly as possible, then tried to keep my hands out of sight. I do a lot of presentations and it's hard to be effective with your hands tucked away, but I was mortified for others to see them.My hands aren't deformed. I keep my nails nice, but I…

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 3:09 pm

Guinea weighs lockdowns as West Africa continues Ebola fight

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 2:07 pm

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

Inhabitants pay tribute to the victims in front of a stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in the area where a Germanwings aircraft crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside.

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 6:51 am

Guinea president declares 45-day Ebola ‘emergency’ in 5 regions

Guinean President Alpha Conde speaks during a press conference on the Ebola response strategy and post-Ebola economic recovery at the presidential palace in Conakry on March 17, 2015Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease. Since the Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013, more than 24,000 people in nine countries have been infected with the virus, and over 10,000 of them have died. All but a handful of those deaths have occurred in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The World Health Organization declared in January that the epidemic was finally declining in west Africa after the three countries at the epicentre recorded a steady drop in cases.

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 4:19 am

Colleges getting out of health insurance business

In this Dec. 15, 2014 photo, Stacy Crites, right, a nurse on campus at the University of Washington's Hall Health Primary Care Center in Seattle, takes the temperature of Kandice Joyner, left, a junior studying archeology, during a routine check-up. An unintended side-effect of federal health care reform is leading colleges across the country to transition out of the health insurance business. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 2:58 pm

ICYMI: Gender Bias, Sleep Justice And Iceland’s Genetic Experiment

ICYMI: Gender Bias, Sleep Justice And Iceland's Genetic ExperimentICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. During this last week in March, we were captivated by the story of Iceland's cache of genetic information and an exposé on the problem of gender bias in medical experiments. We also affirmed a long-held belief that sleep habits tell the story of economic inequality in America.Read on and tell…

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 2:12 pm

15 Ways Your Environment Makes You Eat More (Or Less)

15 Ways Your Environment Makes You Eat More (Or Less)By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahlBrian Wansink, the best-selling author and Cornell professor of nutrition science and consumer behavior, has made a career out of studying the ways people accidentally eat more than they intended to. His work examines how environment shapes eating behavior, and how our human predilection toward mindless eating…

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 2:12 pm

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

A usually busy street is deserted as Sierra Leone enters a three day country wide lockdown on movement of people due to the Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, March. 27, 2015. Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 12:03 am

Why I Don’t Drink As a Spiritual Choice and Four Practices for More Clarity

When I first met my life partner 10 years ago, he had just quit doing a whole host of things that weren’t healthy for his mind, body or spirit. We met in a meditation center, and I soon found out he was struggling with addiction. I didn’t have the same struggles with craving alcohol as we began to live a healthy life together.What I had was…

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 10:55 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.

Let’s get this straight: depression does not make people a danger to society

In our rush to try to understand the actions of Andreas Lubitz, we must be careful not to stigmatise people with depression, says Matt Haig

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 11:47 am

20 pupils violently ill after schoolgirl smoking addict, 12, passed round prescription nicotine spray

The dispenser was passed around a group of Year Seven and Eight pupils at Wolstanton High School, in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 11:33 am

Doctors reveal most bizarre requests from patients

Family doctors say they are becoming increasingly overloaded by patients turning to them for advice on everything under the sun

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 7:19 am

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 9:00 pm

Why are so many British women travelling abroad for fertility treatment?

With claims of better success rates, pioneering treatments and cheaper IVF, foreign clinics are cleaning up. So are ‘fertility tourists’ getting a better deal?

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 4:00 pm

The conversation about cancer Angelina Jolie will dread

Adele Sewell has a BRCA gene mutation like Angelina Jolie. She can only hope it is not passed on to the next generation

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 11:00 am

‘Mozart effect’: can classical music really make your baby smarter?

Does the so-called “Mozart effect” exist?

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 6:00 am

David Cameron: Tories will create a ‘truly seven-day’ NHS

The Prime Minister will promise voters that voters will have “access to the NHS services they need seven days a week” by 2020.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 12:01 am

Cross your fingers and swear: weird ways to end pain

There’s no need for painkillers thanks to some of these unexpected ways to alleviate pain

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 12:11 pm

UK surgeons complete Europe’s first ‘dead heart’ transplant

Huseyin Ulucan, from Bermondsey, south London, becomes the first successful recipient of a heart transplant from a non-beating heart donor in Europe

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 9:25 am

BBC News – Health

VIDEO: Vaccine to protect from meningitis B

An agreement has been reached to provide a meningitis B vaccine for all babies in the UK, the BBC’s Sarah Campbell reports.

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:31 pm

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:29 pm

Chikungunya revives herbal remedies in Antigua

Antigua sees revival of natural remedies

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:35 am

The Bolivian women who knit parts for hearts

The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:30 am

VIDEO: Bolivia’s life-saving knitters

An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:16 am

Guinea declares Ebola ‘emergency’

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 12:00 am

VIDEO: BMA warning on ‘seven-day NHS’ plan

Dr Paul Flynn from the British Medical Association welcomes David Cameron’s pledge for “a truly seven-day NHS” by 2020 but warns significant extra funding will be needed.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 4:54 pm

Cameron promises ‘seven-day NHS’

All hospitals in England will provide “a truly seven-day NHS” by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 1:27 pm

‘Rise in child mental health issues’

More children have mental health problems than two years ago, according to a union’s survey of education staff.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 1:58 am

VIDEO: Military healthcare worker free of Ebola

Cpl Anna Cross, the British military healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, is now free of the disease, as Hugh Pym reports.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 1:33 am