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Bed-bug DNA scanned for vulnerabilities

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 15:34
Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the bed bug to help work out how to eliminate the pest, which has been developing resistance to existing insecticide sprays.

Narcolepsy boy wins vaccine damages

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 08:25
A boy with a rare sleeping illness caused by a swine flu vaccine wins £120,000 in damages.

Are we fighting cancer the right way?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:41
Is it time to change our approach to cancer?

Care potentially unsafe - GP leader

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:40
Pressures on GPs in England and Wales have grown so much that they feel they are "letting down" their patients and potentially providing unsafe care, doctors leaders say.

VIDEO: Do you know how much sugar you eat?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:02
BBC News looks at the amount of sugar found in the kind of food and drink we consume every day.

Zika virus infection reported in US

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 21:41
A rare case of the Zika virus - linked to thousands of brain defects in babies in the Americas - being sexually transmitted has been reported in Texas.

Skyping at my grandmother's deathbed

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 20:46
Skyping with my grandmother on her deathbed

VIDEO: Timeline: How Zika virus took hold

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 20:13
How did the world wake up to the threat caused by the Zika virus, that health experts link to birth defects?

Stark alcohol warning by medical chief

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:58
England's chief medical officer has urged people to take personal responsibility for their drinking and to consider cancer risks carefully with each glass.

Men aged 45-59 'most fed up with life'

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:07
Sixty-five to 79 is the happiest age group for adults, while middle-aged people have the lowest levels of well-being, a UK study suggests.

Race to understand Zika baby risk

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:11
An urgent global race is under way to establish how and why the Zika virus could be causing a devastating spike in cases of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in South America.

Autism waits 'should be monitored'

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 07:46
The amount of time it takes for autism to be diagnosed should be monitored by NHS England and targets set, the National Autistic Society (NAS) says.

My life with microcephaly

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:45
They said I would die but now I play the violin

Zika-linked disease is WHO emergency

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:13
A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the World Health Organization.

Brain wrinkles replicated in a jar

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:44
Scientists recreate the furrows of a human brain using a simple two-layered gel model, showing that the brain's folds have physical origins.

Media reflect fears over virus

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 16:17
Commentators across Latin America reflect on Zika's grip.

Care homes and the NHS: The silent scandal?

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:17
The problems care home residents experience getting health care

Fears grow amid Brazil's Zika crisis

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 14:59
Confusion and fear is blighting the pregnancies of thousands of women across Brazil

Next week's junior doctor strike on

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:08
Next week's strike by junior doctors in England will go ahead as talks with the government have failed to reach a solution - but union leaders say medics will provide emergency cover.

VIDEO: Will Smith on head injury-brain damage link

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:12
Actor Will Smith says he believes players who receive repeated knocks to the head are in danger of developing long-term brain damage.


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