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Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’
19 Jan 2018 00:25
Scientists move nearer to one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.
NHS bail-outs could become new normal, National Audit Office says
19 Jan 2018 01:19
Money meant to transform services has been used to shore up finances, the National Audit Office says.
Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24, scientists say
19 Jan 2018 01:21
Delayed marriage and parenthood has pushed back perceptions of when adulthood starts, scientists say.
UK 'in grip of worst flu season since 2011'
18 Jan 2018 17:43
Latest weekly figures show rise in numbers of patients going to their GP and being admitted to hospital.
Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal
18 Jan 2018 11:54
Noel Conway wins the right to challenge a High Court decision against changing the law on assisted dying.
Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?
18 Jan 2018 01:13
Testing everyone for cancer risk genes would save lives and is cost effective say doctors.
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A baby's gut bacteria 'could influence allergy risk'
Acne won't extend your life, but might delay signs of ageing
Billions at potential risk from Zika virus spread
Can exercise offset some of the harms of regular drinking?
Coil 'more effective' than morning after pill
Contraceptive pills not proven to protect against the flu
Could fertility breakthrough lead to babies with no mothers?
Could riding roller coasters help you pass kidney stones?
C-section babies 'more likely' to grow up obese
Cuddling a kitten almost certainly won't kill you
E-cigarettes 'help thousands successfully quit smoking'
Fitness trackers 'don't help you lose weight'
GM chemicals in cleaning products are 'potent allergens'
Gut bacteria may be linked to 'dangerous' body fat
Ibuprofen-like painkillers linked to an increased risk of heart failure
Invasive early prostate cancer treatments not always needed
NICE issues new guidelines on sexting in teens
People with 'obesity gene' can still lose weight
Plaque busting drug shows early promise in preventing Alzheimer's
Pollution particles in the brain 'linked to Alzheimer's disease'
Radiotherapy 'provides no benefit for secondary brain tumours'
Statins are 'safe, effective and should be used more widely'
Vitamin D 'protects against severe asthma attacks'
Women dying needlessly due to not attending cervical screening
Women taking the contraceptive pill 'more likely to be depressed'
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