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Dementia threat 'may be less severe'

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:15
The predicted explosion of dementia may be less severe than previously thought, a study in Nature Communications suggests

NHS reconsiders HIV Prep drug decision

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:05
The NHS in England says it will reconsider whether or not to provide a drug treatment that can prevent HIV.

Head and neck cancer drug 'game changer'

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:34
A new type of cancer drug that wakes up the patient's own immune system to fight tumours could be a game changer for tackling head and neck cancers, say experts.

Hospitals 'may struggle' in all-out strikes

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:12
Junior doctors in England may need to rethink plans to take part in next week's all-out strikes amid concerns some hospitals could struggle to cope, the regulator of the profession says.

Age UK criticised over energy offer

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 12:59
Age UK has been criticised by the Charity Commission, after it recommended an energy tariff that was not the cheapest available.

Protein injection hope for Alzheimer's

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:07
Scientists believe injections of a natural protein could lessen the symptoms and progress of dementia after promising early trials in mice.

Pair of drugs 'eliminate 20% of tumours'

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 02:04
A fifth of people with advanced melanoma have no sign of tumours in their body after treatment with a pair of immunotherapy drugs, a study shows.

Could cures for cancer lie hidden in the cloud?

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:40
How pooling patient data could help combat cancer

VIDEO: How a new vaccine could eradicate polio

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 19:10
More than 150 countries are switching to a different vaccine to target polio.

Body from sea confirmed as junior doctor

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 14:55
A body found washed up in Dorset is that of missing junior doctor Rose Polge, police say.

VIDEO: 'I start forgetting stuff and that frightens me'

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:53
Elan Shoffman has Parkinson's disease, but he is determined to deliver a speech at his daughter's wedding.

Many with Parkinson's 'hide symptoms'

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:34
More than a third of people with Parkinson's disease feel the need to hide their symptoms or lie about having the condition, a survey by Parkinson's UK suggests.

'I was born without a womb, cervix and vagina'

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:50
'I was born without a womb, cervix and vagina'

VIDEO: Polio vaccine switch in eradication bid

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 08:30
More than 150 countries have begun switching to a different polio vaccine in a push to eradicate the disease completely.

Spread of super-gonorrhoea 'big concern'

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 01:03
Doctors say the spread of super-gonorrhoea widely across England and to gay men is causing "huge concern" about the ability to treat it in the future.

New vaccine in push to eradicate polio

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 00:50
More than 150 countries begin switching to a different polio vaccine - an important milestone towards eradicating the disease, health campaigners say.

E-skin 'can monitor body's oxygen level'

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 03:13
Scientists in Japan say they have developed ultra-thin electronic "skin" that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body.

Action call on 'hospitals seen as homes'

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:22
Families of people with learning disabilities say they are planning to take legal action against local authorities and NHS providers over lack of provision in the community.

Green light for muscular dystrophy drug

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:38
A drug for treating children aged five and over with Duchenne muscular dystrophy will be made available to around 50 children through NHS England.

VIDEO: Trapped in an institution for seven years

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:22
Debbie Evans talks about her son who has learning disabilities and has lived in a medical institution for seven years

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