News archive from 3 July 2013, page 3

Briton dies in Kabul suicide blast

A British man killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan has been named by the Foreign Office. Mark Duffus was one of at least seven people who died in the blast at a Nato supplier's compound in Kabul. According to BBC News Mr Duffus was a...

 
Former teacher jailed for assaulting young girls

Former teacher jailed for assaulting young girls

A former teacher has been jailed for two years after pleading guilty to six counts of indecently assaulting girls in the 1980s and 1990s. John Morton admitted six counts of indecently assaulting six girls, who were aged seven to 11 at the time. He was...

 

Young jobseekers want more support

Many unemployed young people are dissatisfied with schemes to help them into jobs, with some losing hope that they will find work, a survey has found. Almost six in 10 of the 16 to 24-year-olds questioned said there is not enough for support to help...

 

'Lower BMI mark for ethnic groups'

The standard test to see whether people are a healthy weight does not work consistently across different ethnicities, health officials have said. The body mass index (BMI), used to identify people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease,...

 

Probe into E.coli in raw meat fears

Health officials are to examine whether there are any potential risks to humans in raw meat which contains a strain of bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Scientists are to test different kinds of meat, including chicken, beef and pork, to test whether...

 
Encourage countries to strengthen their own health systems, DfID told

Encourage countries to strengthen their own health systems, DfID told

Opening for improvement … 10 Downing Street's door shrouded in a bednet. The UK's malaria spending is under scrutiny. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images The UK needs to do more to encourage poor countries to strengthen their own health systems...

 
Immigrants face £1,000 healthcare levy

Immigrants face £1,000 healthcare levy

Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary. Photograph: Wpa Pool/Getty Images New migrants to Britain will have to pay an up-front levy of at least a £1,000 to cover the cost of their healthcare in their first five years in the UK, the health secretary, Jeremy...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 

Young jobseekers want more support

Many unemployed young people are dissatisfied with schemes to help them into jobs, with some losing hope that they will find work, a survey has found. Almost six in 10 of the 16 to 24-year-olds questioned said there is not enough for support to help...

 

'Lower BMI mark for ethnic groups'

The standard test to see whether people are a healthy weight does not work consistently across different ethnicities, health officials have said. The body mass index (BMI), used to identify people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease,...

 

Probe into E.coli in raw meat fears

Health officials are to examine whether there are any potential risks to humans in raw meat which contains a strain of bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Scientists are to test different kinds of meat, including chicken, beef and pork, to test whether...

 

Briton dies in Kabul suicide blast

A British man killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan has been named by the Foreign Office. Mark Duffus was one of at least seven people who died in the blast at a Nato supplier's compound in Kabul. According to BBC News Mr Duffus was a...

 

Briton dies in Kabul suicide blast

A British man killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan has been named by the Foreign Office. Mark Duffus was one of at least seven people who died in the blast at a Nato supplier's compound in Kabul. According to BBC News Mr Duffus was a...

 

Young jobseekers want more support

Many unemployed young people are dissatisfied with schemes to help them into jobs, with some losing hope that they will find work, a survey has found. Almost six in 10 of the 16 to 24-year-olds questioned said there is not enough for support to help...

 

'Lower BMI mark for ethnic groups'

The standard test to see whether people are a healthy weight does not work consistently across different ethnicities, health officials have said. The body mass index (BMI), used to identify people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease,...

 

Probe into E.coli in raw meat fears

Health officials are to examine whether there are any potential risks to humans in raw meat which contains a strain of bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Scientists are to test different kinds of meat, including chicken, beef and pork, to test whether...

 


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