Last-minute talks over doctor strike

Last-minute talks over doctor strike

  • 9 February 2016
  • From the section Health
Junior doctors on strikeImage copyright PA

Last-minute talks are taking place between doctors and government negotiators to avert Wednesday's strike amid suggestions a deal on the contract dispute was blocked by ministers.

Junior doctors in England will take part in their second 24-hour walk-out from 08:00.

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Bacteria ‘see’ like tiny eyeballs

Bacteria 'see' like tiny eyeballs

bacteria with light spots on one sideImage copyright Conrad Mullineaux
Image caption The idea first dawned when researchers looked down a microscope at bacteria lit from the side

Biologists say they have solved the riddle of how a tiny bacterium senses light and moves towards


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No safe way to suntan, experts warn

No safe way to suntan, new NICE guidance warns

  • 9 February 2016
  • From the section UK
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Sunbathers on chairsImage copyright Getty Images

There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has warned.

The health watchdog's latest guidance also says an existing tan provides little


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National underutilization of preemptive, early kidney transplants

A kidney transplant is a life-changing and life-saving procedure. Yet, a new study conducted by Mayo Clinic and the University of Michigan shows that only one-third of patients who ultimately receive a living donor kidney transplant receive it pre-emptively (i.e., before starting dialysis). Less than two-thirds receive a transplant either pre-emptively or within a year of starting dialysis.

Existing research


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National underutilization of preemptive, early kidney transplants

A kidney transplant is a life-changing and life-saving procedure. Yet, a new study conducted by Mayo Clinic and the University of Michigan shows that only one-third of patients who ultimately receive a living donor kidney transplant receive it pre-emptively (i.e., before starting dialysis). Less than two-thirds receive a transplant either pre-emptively or within a year of starting dialysis.

Existing research