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50 year reunion for the Nursing Class of '68

The NHS was launched on 5 July 1948, by the then Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan, at Park Hospital in Manchester. For the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were brought together under one umbrella to provide services for free at the point of delivery. To celebrate 70 years of the NHS, we've been hearing from some of the people who have helped to shape it.

Precision medicine improves growth for children with a rare form of rickets

A new, targeted drug has been shown to significantly improve growth and control of rickets in children with X-linked hypophosphataemic rickets (XLH), a serious condition affecting about 300 children in the UK.

XLH is caused by genetic mutation that leads to excess activity of fibroblast...