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Despite a pledge from the British government to limit their use, new figures show there has been a rise in the number of experiments on animals. Critics argue that scientists continue to needlessly test medicines on animals, while scientists argue that testing on animals is often the only way to create vital new medicine and treatments. VoR's Simon Parker has more.

 

In 2010 the coalition government announced sweeping changes to the National Health Service (NHS) aimed at cutting administrative costs by one third. Some say the changes sound the death knell for the NHS - renowned for its core principle, 'free at point of use'. Others argue that reforms are necessary. VoR's Vivienne Nunis hosts a debate on how the reforms are working.

Health checks offered to millions of people over 40 are a waste of money and do more harm than good. GPs and academics say the £300 million tests, do not benefit patients and put them at risk of treatment that is not needed. VOR's Brendan Cole spoke to Dr Clare Gerada, chairwoman of the Royal College of GPs.

New research published in The Lancet has thrown fresh light on inherited mental disability. The parents of a mentally handicapped baby are often reluctant to produce more children - fearing that they too will be disabled, but doctors at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg may offer comfort.
A new study published in the Journal of Medical ethics, suggests some paediatricians are concerned that deep religious beliefs are leading some parents to insist aggressive treatment carries on despite it not being in the best interests of the sick child.
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