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England ‘healthier than the US’

England ‘healthier than the US’By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News

Expanding waistlines in the UK have not closed the transatlantic health gap

People living in England enjoy better health than Americans, despite less investment in healthcare, research published in the US has revealed.

Across all ages, US residents tend to fare worse in terms of diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease markers, data on over 100,000 people show.

Why was there a delay of three years before informing the 16 patients in the trials that they had been infected with HIV?

Contaminated blood victims in plea for inquiry truth

Patients in Scotland who were given contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s have called for truth and honesty from an official inquiry.

The Penrose Inquiry is due to hear from some of the hundreds of people who were infected with hepatitis C and HIV following blood transfusions.

Ahead of the first oral evidence seesion, victims and families affected said they wanted lessons to be learned.

Lord Penrose is chairing the inquiry, which began two years ago.

It was instigated by the Scottish government and was given the task of investigating how the NHS collected, treated and supplied blood during the period.

Introducing Expo introductory videos

Expo – Introductory Videos
with Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health and Sir David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive, Department of Health.