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Pancreatic cancer drug 'breakthrough'

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 08:36
A new treatment for pancreatic cancer could significantly increase survival rates, Ulster University has claimed.

VIDEO: Transplant gives firefighter a new face

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 02:42
A US firefighter, who suffered severe burns while attempting to save a woman, has a new face after undergoing the world's most extensive facial transplant.

Guinea's last Ebola patient released

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 01:51
Guinea's last known Ebola patient is released from a treatment centre, raising hopes that the country will be declared free of the disease.

Breast cancer drug 'too costly' for NHS

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 23:59
A life-extending breast cancer drug will not be routinely offered on the NHS in England and Wales because it is still too expensive, says the watchdog NICE.

Fireman has extensive face transplant

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 16:34
US surgeons say they have carried out the world's most extensive face transplant to date, including the entire scalp, ears and eyelids.

Premature babies' care study launched

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:06
A new study aimed at improving care for premature babies is launched by Sarah Brown, wife of former prime minister Gordon Brown.

'Early testing' call to halt HIV deaths

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:38
An HIV charity calls for more people to get tested early for the infection to halt the trend of late diagnosis and deaths in Scotland.

Drugmakers urge new antibiotics funds

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:28
AstraZeneca and pharmaceutical bodies warn of a "terrible human cost" unless new ways of funding antibiotics are found.

Smart dressing 'cuts antibiotic use'

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 00:10
A medical dressing that changes colour when it detects infection could cut the unnecessary use of antibiotics, say scientists at Bath University.

The man who invented ibuprofen

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 01:01
The headache behind the discovery of ibuprofen

Phones need 'bed mode' to help sleep

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 00:28
Manufacturers need to do more to prevent the light from smartphones and tablets disrupting people's sleep, says a leading doctor.

Scientists find key to malaria growth

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 00:02
Scientists find out more about why malaria parasites thrive within mosquitoes and humans - and suggest it is down to the role of cyclins.

Homeopathy 'could be blacklisted'

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:00
Ministers are considering whether homeopathy should be put on an NHS blacklist of banned treatments, the BBC learns.

US obesity rates 'rising again'

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 23:17
A new study finds that obesity rates among US adults are on the rise again after years of slow decline.

'Shortfall' in contraceptives target

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 18:18
Plans to get contraceptives to 120 million more women in the world's poorest countries are behind track, a report by campaigners and donors is warning.

How to help a friend with a mental illness

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 16:01
How to help a friend with a mental illness

How to help a friend with a mental illness

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 16:01
How to help a friend with a mental illness

VIDEO: How best to treat the menopause?

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 15:48
Victoria Derbyshire hosts a discussion with a GP and three women who have gone through the menopause as new guidance is published on its treatment.

Can a 'ripple effect' cause mass fainting?

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 10:30
How can a 'ripple effect' make 40 pupil faint?

Winter NHS pressures 'bite early'

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 10:16
Winter pressures are biting early with latest figures showing a host of targets are being missed and signs more patients are getting stuck in hospital.


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