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Scientists clone Zika for vaccine race

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 16:11
US scientists say they have managed to clone the Zika virus - an important step towards fast-tracking a vaccine against the disease.

'Smart leg' makes engineering prize list

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 14:35
An "intelligent" prosthetic limb, improved MRI scanners and green engines are the three finalists for a major UK engineering prize.

Pakistan 'could beat polio in months'

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:26
Polio could be eradicated in Pakistan within months, the World Health Organisation says, as a mass vaccination drive is launched in the north-west.

VIDEO: How a smartphone could help spot disease

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:11
Detecting signs of disease without the need for expensive laboratory equipment.

'Deep concern' over cancer drug funding

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 06:00
Fifteen cancer charities say they are "deeply concerned" about new plans for approving innovative cancer medicines for the NHS in England.

Many 'delay seeking dementia diagnosis'

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:45
More than half of those seeking a diagnosis for dementia have delayed going to their GP by at least a year, according to a survey carried out by the Alzheimer's Society.

Under-fire trust delays crisis talks

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 15:18
An under-fire health trust, criticised for putting its patients at risk, cancels a meeting to discuss its failures.

VIDEO: Rapper and Obama warn of drug dangers

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 12:55
President Obama was joined by rapper Macklemore for his weekly address - in an effort to raise awareness about the perils of drug addiction.

VIDEO: Quadruple amputee in kayak challenge

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 11:50
A quadruple amputee will join a group of injured servicemen to kayak through freezing waters and around icebergs off the coast of Greenland.

VIDEO: 'Spice' gave addict cardiac arrest

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 20:00
There has been a dramatic rise in the number of young people being treated for addiction to legal highs.

VIDEO: 'Real progress' in junior doctor talks

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 17:42
The 'crunch' talks to reach a deal over the junior doctors contract in England are being extended into next week.

'Crunch' junior doctor talks extended

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 14:05
The 'crunch' talks to reach a deal over the junior doctors contract in England are being extended into next week.

Wait for cancelled ops at 10-year high

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:40
The number of cancelled operations not rescheduled within 28 days has hit a 10-year high, NHS England figures show.

Canine clues to brain tumour discovered

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 01:27
Brain tumours in dogs are similar to human ones and could give clues to how the disease develops, say scientists.

Cancer samples sought for new study

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:00
A study is inviting terminally ill cancer patients across the UK to donate blood and tissue samples when they die.

Inside England's only gender identity clinic for children

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 23:15
Inside England's only gender identity clinic for children

Dreaming brain rhythms lock in memories

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 19:05
Disrupting brain activity during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep can stop mice from forming new memories, a study suggests.

Shorter treatment 'will help tackle' TB

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:27
New guidelines from the World Health Organization aim to speed up the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

NHS 'has busiest year in its history'

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:16
The NHS in England has had its busiest year in its history, official figures show, as the service continues to struggle to hit its targets.

E-cigarette ban lifted by hospital trust

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:09
A hospital trust lifts a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in its grounds - the first in England to do so.

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