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Waiting times at major A&E departments at worst ever level

He said: "When they signed up to go into medicine they knew there would be pressurised moments". "I take responsibility for everything that happens in the NHS", Hunt said. January's figure was even worse than December's - which broke records. This is from figures on NHS A&E waiting times, for January 2018, which were published on the NHS website today.

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Concerns expressed over the viability of human eggs grown in lab

The research widens our understanding of the mechanisms of human egg development, also shedding light on to why this process can sometimes go wrong and lead to other problems with fertility . Such fertilized eggs could develop into embryos, but the researchers wouldn't implant those embryos into a person yet. There are some indications that wrinkles in the new work will need to be ironed out.

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Can Suppressing a Common Amino Acid Stop Cancer?

Alex Berezow, senior fellow of biomedical science for the American Council on Science and Healthy said in the Baltimore Sun . The team of researchers showed that a low-asparagine diet can help reduce tumourous growths in cancer-affected mice.

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Maryland child has died from the flu, state health officials confirm

MI officials say a resident of the Upper Peninsula is the first child in the state to die from the flu this season. "But when that went to the manufacturing plants it went into embryonated chicken eggs, which is how we make flu vaccines , the virus changed", Webby said .

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Meet Lucas! The First Gerber Spokesbaby with Down Syndrome

It was Lucas's smile and happy expression that earned him the prestigious title. In 1928, the " Gerber baby " symbol was created to help identify the brand, and it gained national recognition soon afterwards. He will receive $50,000 United States, and the Dalton, Ga., boy's image will be featured in the company's social media posts. Gerber launched the contest in 2010 to honor the original Gerber baby, Ann Turner Cook .

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Is your cuppa giving you cancer?

Oesophageal cancer was already known to be linked to drinking alcohol and smoking , but those risks are heightened by the addition of daily cups of "burning hot" tea, scientists discovered. Peter F. Goggi, President of the Tea Association of the US released a statement following the findings, pointing to tea's health benefits, including research suggesting it could actually prevent cancer .