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Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation. Red blood cells can already be made in the lab, but the problem is scale. A team at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant have developed a method to produce an unlimited […]

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Image copyright PA Image caption Jessica Brown Findlay: “Instead of saying sorry [I] decided to tell myself that I matter” Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay has spoken about her struggles with body image, revealing that she’s had an eating disorder since the age of 14. The actress, who played Lady Sybil, said she “felt so […]

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Discovery enables ‘mass produced blood’

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation. Red blood cells can already be made in the lab, but the problem is scale. A team at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant have developed a method to produce an unlimited […]

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay opens up about eating disorder

Image copyright PA Image caption Jessica Brown Findlay: “Instead of saying sorry [I] decided to tell myself that I matter” Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay has spoken about her struggles with body image, revealing that she’s had an eating disorder since the age of 14. The actress, who played Lady Sybil, said she “felt so […]

Drug ‘reverses’ ageing in animal tests

Drug ‘reverses’ ageing in animal tests

Image copyright Getty Images A drug that can reverse aspects of ageing has been successfully trialled in animals, say scientists. They have rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even some organ function. The team at Erasmus University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, are planning human trials for what they hope […]

Bed delay transfer figures reveal areas worst affected

Bed delay transfer figures reveal areas worst affected

Image copyright Getty Images More than 2,500 hospital beds a day are taken up by patients whose release has been delayed due to problems in the social care system. Analysis of official so-called “bed-blocking” statistics reveals the areas where the NHS is worst affected. The Local Government Association said under-funded authorities had placed care providers […]

Teenage pregnancies down to record low

Teenage pregnancies down to record low

Image copyright Science Photo Library Fewer teenagers are getting pregnant than ever before in England and Wales, according to new figures. Among under-18s, the conception rate has halved in eight years, to 21 per 1,000 women in 2015, data from the Office for National Statistics shows. This may be due to young women staying in […]

Luke Jenkins death: Family receive £100,000 settlement

Luke Jenkins death: Family receive £100,000 settlement

Image copyright Jenkins family Image caption Luke Jenkins suffered a cardiac arrest after being moved from intensive care onto a ward The parents of a seven-year-old boy who died following heart surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital have been awarded £100,000 in compensation. Luke Jenkins, from Cardiff, suffered a cardiac arrest days after an operation in […]

Right-to-die case: I face unbearable death

Right-to-die case: I face unbearable death

A man with terminal motor neurone disease has told the High Court he faces an “unbearable death” because of the law on assisted dying. Noel Conway, 67, who was diagnosed in November 2014 and is not expected to live beyond 12 months, said he should be free to determine his own death. Mr Conway, from […]

Doctor admits misleading over Ebola

Doctor admits misleading over Ebola

Image copyright Megan Bramall A doctor has admitted she misled other medics about the health of a colleague returning to the UK from West Africa with Ebola in 2014. Dr Hannah Ryan told a disciplinary hearing she had been in a state of “disbelief, fear and panic” after finding out nurse Pauline Cafferkey had had […]

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