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Bowel cancer test: 'No health minister' means NI people must wait

Image copyright Brendan Foster Image caption Screening tests reduce the mortality rates from bowel cancer A new, more accurate screening test for bowel cancer is on hold in Northern Ireland because there is no Stormont health minister. Bowel cancer is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of death from the disease in… Read More Bowel cancer test: 'No health minister' means NI people must wait

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Apology over Indian blood donation 'embarrassment'

Image caption The Blood Transfusion Service has now clarified its malaria testing rules for Indian-born blood donors The Blood Transfusion Service has apologised after 120 members of the Indian community were turned away from giving blood. The blood drive was organised specifically for the Indian community last year, but confusion over criteria meant many were… Read More Apology over Indian blood donation 'embarrassment'

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Why Scottish babies might start sleeping in cardboard boxes

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