Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

The owner of Boots has rejected claims it overcharged the NHS for a mouthwash used by cancer patients. An investigation by the Times newspaper said the high street chemist charged the NHS £3,220 for the medicinal mouthwash, which can cost £93. Walgreens Boots Alliance said its businesses complied with the law. NHS England said pharmacies More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, May 25th, 2018
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YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'

Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 25th, 2018
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BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable

[unable to retrieve full-text content] 5 live’s Rachael Bland says she got the call from her doctor when she was on a day out with her son. BBC News – Health  More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Cancer patient feels 'privileged to be alive' after NHS trial treatment

A musician from Manchester has spoken of her joy at the NHS clinical trial which has given her the chance of an extended life. Professional viola player Cathy Perkins, 63, who has melanoma in her finger, was More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'

Thousands more women in England may have missed out on breast screening invitations dating back further than previously thought, according to a leading cancer expert. Earlier this month, the health secretary More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents

With the bank holiday weekend coming, many of us may be planning to trim the lawn or do a bit of home improvement. But surgeons have urged us to take care, saying there can be a spike in accidents involving gardening More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?

Water-resistant sunscreen products work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, a consumer group has warned ahead of the summer holiday season. Which? tested two products claiming to be water resistant More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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Campaigners in court over NHS policy

A judicial review by a group of campaigners challenging government health policy in England gets under way at the High Court later. The group, which was backed by Prof Stephen Hawking before his death, are fighting More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start

The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate has not been cut despite a government crackdown on sweet treats. Public Health England has set a target of reducing the sugar intake from a host of popular foods More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain’s most eminent scientists. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia affects one in 2,000 children. Prof More...