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Have the Danes cracked childhood obesity?

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:31
Have the Danes cracked childhood obesity?

VIDEO: Hospital targets gang crime victims

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 17:41
A major trauma unit in west London is trying to reduce the number of young people being admitted with gang related injuries, by using youth workers in its wards.

Amputation pain 'still a challenge'

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 15:49
Why doctors are still unsure how to treat pain after amputation

Anxious teens 'need tailored therapy'

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:17
Researchers say the current one-size-fits-all approach to treating teenagers with anxiety disorders is leaving them at risk of future mental health issues.

Testes 'most distinct human tissue'

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:13
The testes have been identified as the most distinctive type of human tissue, by a major project in Sweden.

Inherited bugs may help weight loss

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:45
Our genes influence whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our gut, say experts.

Parkinson's stem cell 'breakthrough'

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:56
Researchers in Sweden claim a "breakthrough" in how stem cells could be used to treat Parkinson's disease.

Ashya 'not receiving chemotherapy'

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:30
The hospital in Prague which treated Ashya King, the young boy recovering from a brain tumour, confirms he has received no chemotherapy - an important part of his original treatment plan.

UN 'lacks resources' to fight Ebola

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:07
The head of the UN mission charged with fighting Ebola tells the BBC he does not yet have the resources necessary to defeat the deadly virus.

Use 'old drugs' to treat cancer call

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 14:01
Fatal cases of breast cancer could be prevented if a bill to repurpose existing drugs wins government support, Breast Cancer Campaign says.

Savile hospital abuse inquiry widens

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:48
The number of NHS organisations investigating allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile is extended to 41.

'Ethical duty' to cut NHS waste

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:35
Doctors have an ethical duty to prevent waste in the NHS, says a report by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges - which also points to potential savings of nearly £2bn.

VIDEO: Hi-tech headset to guide blind people

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:21
Rory Cellan-Jones meets volunteers in Reading trialling a headset that talks visually impaired people around cities.

Pharma industry gets high on profits

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:00
How do pharma firms make such fat profits?

VIDEO: Ebola chief: 'This disease is still a crisis'

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 06:04
The United Nations mission charged with fighting Ebola does not yet have the capacity to defeat the disease, the operation's head tells the BBC

Inflatable baby incubator wins award

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 05:01
A prototype inflatable incubator for prematurely born babies has been picked as 2014's winner of the James Dyson Award for engineering.

Happiness 'dips in midlife for rich'

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 03:29
Happiness nose dives as you hit middle age - but only if you live in affluent Western countries, latest research suggests.

Cosmetic jabs 'safe if done right'

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 03:22
Minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and fillers are very safe when carried out by trained professionals, say researchers.

Plant protein could be used in blood

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 03:13
A protein found in sugar beet that is related to haemoglobin in human blood could be used as a blood substitute, say researchers in Sweden.

Headset guides blind people in cities

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:36
A headset that guides visually impaired people around cities has been developed by Microsoft and charity Guide Dogs.


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