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Cancer-killing cells made in the lab
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.... MORE...
POSTED 10/24/2014 at 07:27 PM --

'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
The authorities in Mali confirm the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, and say many people were exposed to her.... MORE...
POSTED 10/25/2014 at 12:04 AM --

First transplant of 'dead' heart
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".... MORE...
POSTED 10/24/2014 at 08:00 AM --

Roman gums 'healthier than ours'
People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.... MORE...
POSTED 10/23/2014 at 07:45 PM --

'Sunshine can slow weight gain'
Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of diabetes, research on mice suggests.... MORE...
POSTED 10/23/2014 at 07:45 PM --

Ashya's family 'unsafe for UK return'
The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.... MORE...
POSTED 10/24/2014 at 11:31 AM --

Later sunsets 'make kids more active'
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.... MORE...
POSTED 10/23/2014 at 08:15 AM --

NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.... MORE...
POSTED 10/23/2014 at 07:30 AM --

Ebola blood-therapy team set up
An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.... MORE...
POSTED 10/23/2014 at 11:24 AM --

NHS acting as 'barrier to families'
The NHS in England is told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, according to the funding watchdog.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 07:46 PM --

US 'probes hackable' medical devices
US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.... MORE...
POSTED 10/23/2014 at 08:52 AM --

Experts aim to reduce stillbirths
Health experts launch a five-year programme that aims to halve the number of stillbirths, newborn deaths and baby brain injuries in the UK.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 07:47 PM --

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.... MORE...
POSTED 10/23/2014 at 04:42 AM --

'More to do' on disabled hate crimes
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 07:45 PM --

'Nine million have TB' - WHO report
The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 11:17 AM --

NICE conflicts of interests claim
A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.... MORE...
POSTED 10/21/2014 at 07:52 PM --

Fly genes hold clue to human illness
Scientists sequence the entire genome of the common housefly in a bid to find cures for human diseases.... MORE...
POSTED 10/14/2014 at 05:21 AM --

Scans reveal cause of winter blues
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).... MORE...
POSTED 10/20/2014 at 09:21 PM --

Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?... MORE...
POSTED 08/08/2014 at 12:05 AM --

Suspended between life and death
The wards full of patients suspended between life and death... MORE...
POSTED 09/13/2014 at 08:00 PM --


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