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A group of British researchers in Manchester have come up with a technique which they believe could significantly improve the success rate for couples undergoing IVF treatment to have a baby.
The Today programme's science correspondent Tom Feilden reports that a team of scientists based at Cardiff University who found that a handful of genes are implicated in a wide range of debilitating neurological conditions have won £5m for further research.
The number of people under the age of 40 with type 2 diabetes in the UK has seen a major rise over the past 20 years, say researchers.
A fertility clinic says tests on a new embryo monitoring system significantly increases the chances in IVF treatment resulting in a successful pregnancy
Time-lapse imaging which takes thousands of pictures of developing embryos can boost the success rate of IVF, according to British research.
Applying high-frequency electrical noise to the brain can boost maths skills up to six months later, say Oxford University researchers.
A mother who has been asked to pay back £375,000 compensation after her son died fears she could become homeless.
A doctor who worked for the private company which assesses people for disability benefits says its methods are "unfair".
A doctor, who worked for the private company which assesses people for disability benefits, says its methods are "unfair".
Many would say the UK is a child-friendly nation - but is it true?
Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, says a new study by the Institute of Economic Affairs, a think tank.
The number of altruistic organ donors has almost tripled in the space of a year.
Retirement could be bad for health and increase the risks of depression according to a new study
A former shop owner has admitted selling "dangerous" cigarettes, in a landmark case brought by Lincolnshire Trading Standards.
Mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite are more attracted to human body odour than uninfected insects, scientists report.
The trend for barefoot running could lead to injuries in some runners, a small study suggests.
The number of living people giving one of their organs to a stranger almost tripled last year in the UK, according to new figures.
Mosquitoes carrying malaria are more attracted to human scent than non-malarial ones, research has suggested.
A doctor and medial photographer have collaborated on a book that showcases striking images of diseases up close.
Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.