NHS ‘does not need more money to improve’

The NHS does not necessarily need more money to improve care, the outgoing chief inspector of hospitals in England, Prof Sir Mike Richards, says. Sir Mike said there were more cost-effective ways of running the service, such as ending the use of what he called "very expensive" agency nurses. There
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Belfast medical students asked to wear ‘skin cancer tattoos’

Medical students have been asked to wear temporary tattoos designed to look like skin cancer to give them an insight into living with melanoma.The study by Queen's University, Belfast, involves students wearing the temporary transfers for 24 hours after hearing a real story from a patient."We want t
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‘Spaced out’

Depersonalisation disorder, sometimes known as DPD, leaves sufferers feeling like they're not part of the world they live in. "I feel spaced out a lot of the time. I feel like I'm not really here, like I'm living in a dream," says Dodie Clark, a 22-year-old musician and vlogger from London."I can't
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Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

As the school summer holidays get under way, food banks are urging people not to forget to donate supplies to their local centres.The Trussell Trust, which runs over 420 food banks across the UK, says many children risk going hungry over the six-week break from school.It says demand for emergency pa
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Drugs cocktail ‘cut HIV deaths by 27%’

More than 10,000 lives a year could be saved with a simple change to HIV medication, doctors say. HIV is often diagnosed late, when it has already ravaged the immune system, leaving people vulnerable. To counter this, researchers tried prescribing a cocktail of drugs at the start of HIV therapy to t
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Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says.In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time - such as by paying for chores to be done - rather than spending the money on material goods.Psychologists say stress over lack of
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When will James Bond return with a new movie?

EmbedShare The next 'James Bond' movie will hit screens in November 2019. USA TODAYDaniel Craig was last seen as James Bond in 2015's 'Spectre.'(Photo: Eon Productions)Mark your calendars for James Bond's return to the big screen.The 25th installment of the James Bond franchise is
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Donald Through the Looking Glass

Donald Trump on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in 2015.(Photo: Douglas Gorenstein, NBC, via AP)President Trump continues to insist that any collusion between his campaign team and Russia is "phony" and a "witch hunt." On Sunday, the president's new communications director, Anthony Scaram
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Trucker could face death penalty in Texas human smuggling tragedy

EmbedShare About 100 people held a vigil in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday for the victims of an alleged immigrant smuggling operation. At least nine people found in a sweltering tractor-trailer died. Nearly 20 were rescued. The driver was arrested. (July 24) APJames Mathew Bradley Jr., left,
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Congressional compromise on sanctions repudiates Russia and curbs Trump

EmbedShare The White House indicated Sunday President Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow. TimePresident Trump meets wi
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