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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Instagram eating disorder content ‘out of control’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘My anorexia really loved Instagram’ Content on Instagram that encourages eating disorders is “spiralling out of control”, psychiatrists have warned. A BBC investigation found children swapping graphic images of weight loss and advice on how to make their illnesses more extreme. Dr Jon Goldin, of the Royal […]

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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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