Same-sex mice have babies

Image copyright Leyun WangImage caption This adult mouse has two mums and no dad, was healthy and able to have healthy pups of her own Baby mice have been made with two mums and no dad, say researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It took a substantial feat of genetic engineering to break the […]

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What works for treating children’s colds?

Image copyright Getty Images Children get six to eight colds a year – twice as many as adults – but there’s little evidence on what helps improve symptoms like blocked or runny noses and sneezing. So are there remedies worth trying? Pharmacies and supermarkets are full of cough and cold medicines which claim to relieve […]

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Public faces ‘care injustice’ as NHS struggles

Image copyright Getty Images The public is facing a growing “care injustice” as people are finding it more difficult to get help in England, the regulator is warning. The Care Quality Commission highlighted growing hospital waiting lists, delays at A&E and record dissatisfaction levels with GPs in its annual report. Mental health and old-age care […]

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NHS waste scandal: Handler stripped of contracts

Image copyright Science Photo Library A firm has been stripped of NHS contracts after hundreds of tonnes of clinical waste from hospitals was allowed to pile up at its sites. Health Minister Stephen Barclay said new arrangements have been made to replace the service by Healthcare Environmental Services (HES). HES says although it did also […]

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