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Prostate cancer drug 'extends lives'

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:29
A chemotherapy drug can extend the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer by nearly two years, a major "game-changing" study shows.

Palm 'holds secrets of future health'

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:23
The chances of having a heart attack, stroke or dying young may be hidden in the palm of the hand, a study suggests.

$2bn antibiotic research fund urged

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:11
The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.

Embryo engineering 'a moral duty'

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 04:09
It would be unethical and a "sin of omission" to prevent the genetic engineering of embryos, a leading scientist has argued.

Doctors urged to stop 'over-treating'

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 04:02
Doctors' leaders launch a major campaign to stop "under pressure" medics "over-treating" patients with unnecessary tests and treatments.

Is surviving on 20-minute naps bad for you?

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 03:25
Is surviving on 20-minute naps bad for you?

'Fattest man' has more skin removed

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 02:39
A man once dubbed the world's fattest has between three and four stone (22 to 27kg) of skin removed.

Space agency targets 'tick disease'

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:47
The European Space Agency gives financial backing to a Scottish project to use new technology to map tick hotspots and tackle Lyme disease.

Call for Hijama therapy regulation

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:27
A complementary therapy called Hijama, or wet cupping, needs tighter regulation, say experienced practitioners.

Human genes 'change with seasons'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 16:23
The seasons appear to have a profound effect on how human genes work, according to scientists.

UK 'needs to get tougher on alcohol'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:13
Tougher measures are needed to tackle the high rates of alcohol consumption in the UK, according to a leading international body.

Nurse numbers law plan is backed

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:14
Plans for a law to ensure Welsh hospitals have enough nurses on duty at all times are supported by AMs.

Strokes 'rising among younger people'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:52
There has been an "alarming" rise in the number of working-age men and women in England having strokes in recent years, a charity warns.

NHS Scotland 'needs former nurses'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:33
Scotland's biggest nursing agency calls on former nurses to consider doing occasional shifts, after warning of a lack of qualified nurses.

The NHS: What we weren't told during the election

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:12
Did we get the full story on the NHS during the election?

Brain damaged boy in £13m payout

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:05
A boy who suffered brain damage at birth is awarded a £13m-compensation package.

Trounced by a brain-training octogenarian

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:04
Trounced by a brain-training octogenarian

VIDEO: How dance helps people with dementia

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 17:49
Studies have shown that dance could improve the lives of dementia sufferers - Lizzie Crouch visits a class in east London.

VIDEO: Battle against drug-resistant malaria

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:24
The rise of drug-resistant malaria in south-east Asia is leading to new strategies to eliminate the disease from the region.

VIDEO: Insecticide for hard-to-reach communities

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:20
Heavy duty insecticide sprayers often can't get to communities that need them. Motofog is a modified motorbike that could be one solution to this problem.

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