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  1. June 20, 2012

    Funding shortfall threatens polio drive

    An almost $1bn shortfall in funding for the fight against polio is putting global efforts to eradicate the crippling viral...

  2. July 20, 2011

    Polio eradication ‘not on track’

    A plan to stop the transmission of polio by the end of next year looks set to fail, despite billions of dollars having been...

  1. October 30, 2010

    Why pilots can only teach us so much

    Every British doctor will have attended at least one lecture on patient safety in which the NHS is compared to the airline...

  2. Westminster Blog

    May 31, 2010

    Who are Britain's most highly-paid civil servants?

    The government today (Tuesday) releases a list of the 172 civil servants who earn more than £150,000 a year. Some of it is...

  3. January 9, 2010

    School closures ease flu fears

    A possible third wave of the swine flu pandemic has been deferred by the extended school break caused by the cold weather,...

  4. December 24, 2009

    Oldham unveils plans for drinks curbs

    Restrictions on supermarket drink sales introduced in Scotland could reach England after Oldham council told stores it...

  5. December 24, 2009

    Oldham unveils plans for drinks curbs

    Restrictions on supermarket drink sales introduced in Scotland could reach England after Oldham council told stores it...

  6. December 16, 2009

    Chief medical officer to retire

    Sir Liam Donaldson is to retire as chief medical officer in May from a post for which he will be remembered as by far the...

  7. December 9, 2009

    Further doubts voiced on benefit of Tamiflu

    Fresh doubt was last night thrown on the value of Roche's blockbuster antiviral flu drug Tamiflu. An academic article argued...

  8. December 9, 2009

    Further doubts voiced on benefit of Tamiflu

    Fresh doubt has been thrown on the value of Roche’s blockbuster antiviral flu drug Tamiflu. An academic article argued that...

  9. November 27, 2009

    Low public take-up of vaccine signals swine flu scepticism

    Just 1m of the 10m doses of the swine flu vaccine distributed to immunise the general public have so far been used,...

  10. November 26, 2009

    Swine flu scepticism

    Just 1m of the 10m doses of the swine flu vaccine distributed to immunise the general public have so far been used,...

  11. November 20, 2009

    Under-fives get swine flu jabs

    Children under five will be the next group to be given priority in receiving the swine flu vaccine, Sir Liam Donaldson, the...

  12. November 19, 2009

    Under-5s next for flu vaccine

    Children under five would be the next group to be given priority in receiving the swine flu vaccine, Sir Liam Donaldson, the...

  13. November 13, 2009

    Half-term helps curb swine flu infections

    Half-term holidays may have temporarily eased the rise in the number of cases of swine flu, the government's chief medical...

  14. November 13, 2009

    Half-term helps curb swine flu infections

    Half-term holidays may have temporarily eased the rise in the number of cases of swine flu, the government’s chief medical...

  15. October 9, 2009

    Slow rise in flu cases buys time

    The slow increase in pandemic flu cases in England may buy enough time to launch widespread vaccinations and prevent a...

  16. September 28, 2009

    Call for Scottish curbs on alcohol

    Setting a minimum price for alcohol could save the Scottish economy £950m over 10 years and prevent 370 deaths annually,...

  17. September 25, 2009

    Cases of swine flu almost double in a week

    The number of new cases of swine flu in England almost doubled to 9,000 over the past week, confirming the pattern of an...

  18. September 25, 2009

    Cases of swine flu almost double in a week

    The number of new cases of swine flu in England almost doubled to 9,000 over the past week, confirming the pattern of an...

  19. September 21, 2009

    Business concerned over swine flu disruption

    Half of companies believe they are at high or very high risk of having their operations disrupted by swine flu amid fears a...

  20. September 18, 2009

    More flu infections suggest resurgence of pandemic

    Officials are preparing for a fresh surge in flu infections after a sharp rise in doctors' consultations suggested a second...

  21. September 17, 2009

    More flu infections point to second wave

    Officials are preparing for a fresh surge in flu infections after a sharp rise in doctors’ consultations suggested that a...

  22. September 11, 2009

    Flu fears spark mental health plans

    The government plans to make it easier for doctors to detain and forcibly medicate people with suspected mental health...

  23. September 10, 2009

    Swine flu sparks mental health law change

    The government plans to make it easier for doctors to detain and forcibly medicate people with suspected mental health...

  24. September 3, 2009

    Flu rise points to Monday 'sickies'

    A weekly rise in cases of swine flu across the country suggests that employees are using the pandemic as an excuse for...

  25. September 2, 2009

    Flu rise points to Monday ‘sickies’

    A weekly rise in cases of swine flu across the country suggest employees are using the pandemic as a new excuse for throwing...

  26. August 21, 2009

    Swine flu cases drop in England

    The number of cases of swine flu in England continues to decline, Sir Liam Donaldson, the government's chief medical...

  27. August 14, 2009

    Law firms look to jump queue for swine flu vaccine

    Law firms and other businesses are seeking to jump the queue ahead of pregnant women and other vulnerable groups by mass...

  28. August 13, 2009

    Law firms look to jump flu vaccine queue

    Law firms and other businesses are seeking to jump the queue ahead of pregnant women and other vulnerable groups by mass...

  29. August 11, 2009

    Flu drugs offer only 'small benefit'

    The medicine being handed out by the government for treating pandemic flu offers only modest benefit in children and adults...

  30. August 8, 2009

    Flu expected to spread in north but not worsen

    The swine flu pandemic is likely to spread far more widely across the northern hemisphere this winter without proving more...

  31. August 7, 2009

    Flu expected to spread in north but not worsen

    Fresh data on the impact of the swine flu pandemic in the southern hemisphere is expected to show that the global influenza...

  32. August 7, 2009

    First wave of swine flu has passed peak

    The first wave of the H1N1 virus - swine flu - in England has passed its peak in recent days, according to figures showing...

  33. August 6, 2009

    First wave of swine flu ‘has passed peak’

    The first wave of the H1N1 virus – swine flu – in England has passed its peak in recent days, according to figures showing a...

  34. July 30, 2009

    First wave of swine flu peaks in UK

    The first wave of swine flu may have peaked in England, as it has in Scotland, the US, and Mexico, latest surveillance...

  35. July 24, 2009

    Early glitches mar launch of phone service

    The launch of the national pandemic flu service for England yesterday was marred by some early hiccups as the number of the...

  36. July 23, 2009

    Glitch hits swine flu helpline

    The launch of the national pandemic flu service for England on Thursday was marred by some early hiccups as the number of...

  37. July 23, 2009

    Fears grow over impact of swine flu

    The number of people off work because of coughs, colds and flu is three-times higher than normal for the time of year,...

  38. July 23, 2009

    Fears grow over effect of swine flu

    The number of people off work because of coughs, colds and flu is three-times higher than normal for the time of year,...

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