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Ex-Stafford Hospital chief nurse struck off

<b>The most senior nurse to be disciplined as part of the Stafford Hospital scandal has agreed to be struck off the nursing register.</b><p>Janice Harry, who was director of nursing, had been given a five year caution for failings in her role.<p>She was accused of bullying colleagues and endangering patients' …

The Scary Side of Acetaminophen

ER visits from pain meds are more common than you think. The worst part: You may not know you're putting yourself in harm's way<p>You may be hitting the bottle too hard and not even know it. Each year about 8 percent of the 100 million Americans who take acetaminophen visit the ER for accidentally …

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4 Slimming Foods To Always Have On-Hand

Keep these healthy staples around at all times, and you’ll never have to resort to ordering crap for dinner<p>It’s a dieting duh that holiday bashes can be pretty terrible for your waistline. But the fatty party food isn’t the only scale offender. Party hopping also makes it harder than ever to stay …

8 Fascinating Facts About Your Butt

Some of them are pretty kick-ass—but others might bum you out a bit (sorry, we had to!)

Middle East attempts to ward off scourge of polio

<b>It's just a drop in the mouth but it's the drop on which high hopes are pinned, universally.</b><p>Only vaccination can prevent infection with poliomyelitis (polio), a viral and highly contagious disease that paralyses children.<p>It was close to being eradicated worldwide, but has re-emerged in several …

Lupus Myelitis: Actress Kristen Johnston's Diagnosis, Explained

After months of experiencing a mysterious sickness, actress Kristen Johnston announced that doctors have finally diagnosed her with a rare complication of lupus, called lupus myelitis.<p>The 3rd Rock From The Sun star wrote on her Facebook page<p>:<p>I just was diagnosed 2 days ago with a rare form of Lupus …

The Mystery of Why More Black Babies Die in Infancy than White Babies

A group of economists and an epidemiologist examined 50 million birth certificates to identify the reasons why more black babies die as infants than …

Why Girls’ Brains Mature Faster Than Boys’ Brains

It’s always been conventional wisdom that girls reach maturity more quickly than boys, but now scientists have provided some proof.<p>In new research …

Philip Morris, Altria team up on cigarette alternatives

LONDON (Reuters) - Altria Group and Philip Morris International (PMI), the makers of Marlboro cigarettes in the United States and internationally, are teaming up to market electronic cigarettes and other “reduced risk” tobacco products.<p>Less dangerous alternatives to cigarettes are a key focus for …