Testosterone rules for female athletes ‘unscientific’

Image copyright AFP/Getty ImagesImage caption South African athlete Caster Semenya has been prevented from competing for nearly a year New rules to reduce naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes have been branded “unscientific”. Last year, athletics chiefs ruled women with levels of five nanomoles per litre or more must have hormone treatment before being […]

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NHS ‘no chance of training enough staff’

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS in England has no chance of training enough GPs and nurses to solve the shortages it faces, experts say. A report by three leading think tanks predicts that in the next five years nurse shortages will double and GP gaps nearly treble, without radical action. The Nuffield Trust, Health […]

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Cancer doctor shortage ‘puts care at risk’

Image copyright Ridofranz/Getty Images A shortage of cancer doctors will hamper the ability of the NHS to provide cutting-edge care, experts are warning. A Royal College of Radiologists census of 62 major UK cancer centres found more than 7.5% of consultant posts were vacant, with services maintained only by large amounts of overtime. It said […]

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MPs call for tax on social media companies

Image copyright Getty Images A group of MPs is calling for a tax on social media companies’ profits, saying the firms are operating in “an online wild west”. Its report, which follows a year-long inquiry into the health impact of social media, says the industry should do more to protect children and young people online. […]

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