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Elderly Britons hitting the bottle on the rise


September 7th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A new British study has found a growing number of elderly people visiting hospitals due to alcohol-related injuries than young drinkers.Last year's toll of 205,800 over-65s ... Read more...

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Woman stalks hospital chief over hubby’s death, jailed


September 6th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) An elderly widow in Britain has been jailed for stalking a hospital chief executive for six months over her husband's death.Margaret Harvey, 74, blamed National Health ... Read more...

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London doctor leading terror group in Syria


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) A 28-year-old doctor from London, reportedly on two years' leave from his post, has been leading a terror group in Syria, according to The Sun.The doctor, ... Read more...

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Carer takes boy from mental health unit to brothel


August 30th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A carer of a boy undergoing treatment at a mental health unit in Britain allegedly took him to a brothel and let him have sex by ... Read more...

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Britain has 1.5 mn obese adults


August 24th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Britain has around 1.5 million adults who can be classed as "morbidly obese", The Sun reported Friday.Weight loss operations in the country have soared by a ... Read more...

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Prince Philip taken to hospital


August 16th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital as a "precautionary measure", media reports said Wednesday.The 91-year-old Prince Philip was driven by ambulance to Aberdeen ... Read more...

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3,400 fake disabled, poor found in Italy


August 7th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 7 (IANS/AKI) More than 3,400 cases of people fraudulently claiming poverty and disability benefits have been uncovered in Italy this year, including one "blind" man who was caught ... Read more...

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Woman dies after workers drill holes above her bed


July 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Britain's National Health Service (NHS) has apologised to the family of a woman who died hours after workmen turned her hospital room into a building site.According ... Read more...

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Olympic opening ceremony in numbers


July 28th, 2012 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Without even beginning to discuss the artistic merits of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, a quick look at some of the ... Read more...

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Queen in a helicopter, Beckham on a boat: what more can you ask for? (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) What can you say about an opening ceremony of the Olympic Games that managed to get the queen of Britain into a helicopter with James ... Read more...

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Flyover, showers mark start of London 2012 opening show


July 28th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony got off to a spectacular start here Friday, heralding what director Danny Boyle said would be a portrayal of ... Read more...

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600 British teenage girls have breast reduction surgery


July 6th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) A total of 647 British girls aged 15 to 18 have undergone state-funded breast reduction surgery in the past five years, a media report said Friday.Shadow ... Read more...

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Fidgeting could add years to your life


July 1st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Fidgeting could add years to your life just as being sedentary could be harmful for your health. 'Fidgeting' may include activities that are unlike exercise, such ... Read more...

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Kokilaben hospital to hold Royal College clinical exams


June 13th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) The Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH), which had been the centre for written exams of Britain's prestigious Member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child ... Read more...

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Babies born by caesarean more likely to be obese


May 24th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to become obese children than those delivered naturally, according to a media report Thursday.Researchers said the obesity epidemic ... Read more...

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Man loses health claim for wife after remarrying


May 19th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A man in Britain whose wife died in an ambulance staff blunder has lost 500,000 pounds of claim against the National Health Service (NHS) because he ... Read more...

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One in eight British adults dies of alcohol


May 17th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) One in eight deaths of British adults under the age of 64 is caused due to alcohol, an international conference on tackling problem drinking has been ... Read more...

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Britain spent 50 million pounds on sleeping pills


May 11th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The recession in Britain has made people more anxious and led to a rise in sleeping problems. The country last year spent 50 million pounds on ... Read more...

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British grandad to undergo sex swap at 80!


April 30th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) A nearly 80-year-old man in Britain is all set to undergo a sex change with a 13,500 pounds (about $21,960) National Health Service operation.Ruth Rose, a ... Read more...

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British teen comes alive after being brain dead


April 25th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) A teenager declared brain dead by four doctors in Britain made a miraculous recovery after his emotive parents requested medics for a second opinion moments before ... Read more...

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British Muslim faces war crimes charges in Bangladesh


April 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A top Muslim activist in Britain -- a former Bangladeshi citizen -- has been accused of involvement in the abduction and murder of intellectuals during Bangladesh's ... Read more...

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British couple jailed for sexually abusing patients


April 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) A British quack and his wife were jailed for eight years Wednesday for sexually abusing two women he falsely diagnosed with cancer.Reginald Gill, 77, and his ... Read more...

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Britain sees rise in ’sumo’ babies


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) The number of women giving birth to babies that weigh more than 11 pounds (about 5 kg) has soared by 50 percent in Britain over the ... Read more...

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Donor organs go waste in Britain


February 13th, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Dozens of donor organs including kidneys meant for transplant go waste every year in Britain because of damages caused while being removed from dead patients, according ... Read more...

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Phone app helps British teens find free condoms


January 30th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) British teenagers are now being offered a smartphone application that gives them directions to the nearest health clinic where they can pick up free condoms and ... Read more...

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Staff crunch hits British hospitals


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A drastic shortage of doctors in British hospitals is forcing the managements to seek army medics' help, a media report said Saturday.Health chiefs say there is ... Read more...

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Nurse misreads prescription, kills woman by insulin overdose


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A nurse in Britain has been dismissed from service for mistakenly giving an elderly woman an insulin overdose -- ten times the recommended quantity -- and ... Read more...

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Alert for women who had breast implants


December 21st, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Thousands of women could be at risk after it emerged that the breast implants made with industrial silicone used in beds had a very high rupture ... Read more...

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Britons losing battlle of the bulge?


December 16th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Britons seem to be fighting a losing battle against the bulge with over one-fourth of men and women classified as clinically obese for the first time, ... Read more...

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UK wants to offer new cancer drugs before clearances


December 5th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of cancer patients in Britain who have exhausted every option would be offered a "last chance" by trying drugs a year before doctors are ... Read more...

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British hospitals waste money importing food from China


November 28th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Hospitals across Britain are wasting millions of pounds by importing food from Thailand and China instead of making patients' meals from local produce, a study has ... Read more...

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Parents urged to shun buggies for kids’ health


October 18th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) British parents are being advised to make their children walk for better health instead of letting them enjoy buggy rides.To handle the growing obesity epidemic - ... Read more...

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British nurses are too busy even for patients!


October 14th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) As a patient one thing that any of us may like to be assured of in a hospital is having someone around in the hour of ... Read more...

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Thousands die due to poor British healthcare system


October 13th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Thousands of individuals in Britain are dying every year from treatable conditions at the hands of the National Health Service (NHS) because of Whitehall bureaucracy, a ... Read more...

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Cancer ‘wonder drug’ launched in Britain


September 21st, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A pill that can help prostate cancer patients live about five months longer was launched in Britain Wednesday.The drug, Zytiga, developed by British scientists, can increase ... Read more...

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