NHS watchdog to ‘use Facebook comments’

NHS watchdog to 'monitor social media care complaints'

  • 13 February 2016
  • From the section UK
A person using a laptop. Facebook is displaying on the screen

Comments on social media will be used by England's health regulator to learn of possible NHS failings as part of an inspection overhaul, it is reported.

Technology offers "great potential... to capture people's views", Care Quality Commission (CQC) chairman Peter Wyman told the Daily Telegraph

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Rowena Kincaid: My letter to cancer

Before I Kick the Bucket star's letter to her cancer

  • 13 February 2016
  • From the section Wales

Terminally ill Rowena Kincaid made headlines last year with her documentary investigating what she should do with the time she has left alive.

As she prepares for the second installment to be aired, the Cardiff woman - who defied the doctors telling her


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Doctors’ dispute ‘could become a war’

Junior doctors' dispute could become a war, union warns

  • 13 February 2016
  • From the section Health
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Image caption Junior doctors held their latest strike on Wednesday

The dispute over the imposition of a new contract for junior doctors "could become a war" between NHS staff, employers and the government, the public service union has told the BBC.


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Colombia: A nation in panic over Zika

Colombia: A nation in panic over Zika

  • 13 February 2016
  • From the section Health
John Sweeney visits a paralysed patient in hospitalImage copyright Greg Bronson
Image caption A connection between Guillain-Barre and Zika has not been proven - but it's terrifying many in Colombia

Colombia is one of the countries at the frontline of the Zika crisis. It has


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‘Jaws’ may help humans grow new teeth, shark study suggests

A new insight into how sharks regenerate their teeth, which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss, has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

The study has identified a network of genes that enables sharks to develop and regenerate their teeth throughout their lifetime. The genes also allow sharks