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Hospital performance slumps across UK
The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research showed.
Diabetes pill might replace injection
An injectable class of diabetes medication — called glucagon-like peptide-1 or GLP-1 — might one day be available in pill form, research suggested.
People with autism offer employers a broader talent pool
He's a former job pariah who's suddenly a hot new hire, a university graduate with astonishing analytical abilities who could barely answer a question during job interviews.
Madagascar struggles to contain plague outbreak (Video)
A plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed at least 74 people and 805 cases have been reported so far. The government has deployed resources to curb the disease, but many obstacles remain.
Lack of sleep in pregnancy may linked to gestational diabetes
Pregnant women may develop gestational diabetes due to lack of sleep, a new study suggested.
Zimbabwe workforce riddled with depression
About 10 percent of Zimbabwean workers take time off due to depression, a common mental disorder, statistics showed.
Some mothers may not seek early help for kids with developmental delays
When mothers trust their friends and neighbors more than doctors or struggle to access or afford care, they may be less likely to seek out medical help for young kids with developmental delays, a small US study suggested.
Most people 'reluctant to perform CPR' on heart attack victims
A survey has found 86 percent of people in the North West would be reluctant to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on victims of cardiac arrest.
Neurological disease deaths up 36 percent in 25 years
The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 percent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study said.
Flu vaccine age range for children now includes eight-year-olds
Children aged two-eight years can be now protected against flu with a simple, free NHS nasal spray vaccine, following the latest extension to the vaccination program for young people.
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