• Huntington's disease: Woman who inherited gene sues NHS

    Added On : 20th November 2019

    A woman who was not informed that her father had a fatal, inherited brain disorder has told the High Court that she would have had an abortion if she'd known at the time of her pregnancy.

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  • Health Measles makes body 'forget' how to fight infection

    Added On : 3rd November 2019

    Measles has a devastating impact on the body's immune system that could make it harder to fight infections for years, a pair of studies show.

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  • 'Revolutionary' new class of cancer drugs approved

    Added On : 25th September 2019

    A "revolutionary" new class of cancer drug that can treat a wide range of tumours has been approved for use in Europe for the first time.

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  • Left-handed DNA found - and it changes brain structure

    Added On : 8th September 2019

    Scientists have found the first genetic instructions hardwired into human DNA that are linked to being left-handed.

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  • Call for HPV vaccine to be offered to older boys

    Added On : 3rd September 2019

    The Teenage Cancer Trust wants the HPV vaccine programme to be extended to older boys and young men.

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  • No single gene associated with being gay

    Added On : 2nd September 2019

    A genetic analysis of almost half a million people has concluded there is no single "gay gene".

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  • Are sugary drinks causing cancer?

    Added On : 15th July 2019

    Sugary drinks - including fruit juice and fizzy pop - may increase the risk of cancer, French scientists say.

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  • Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer

    Added On : 14th July 2019

    Having too few "friendly" vaginal bacteria may increase a woman's chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers.

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  • He Jiankui: Baby gene experiment 'foolish and dangerous'

    Added On : 6th June 2019

    The first people to be gene-edited - a pair of baby twin girls - may have been mutated in a way that shortens life expectancy, research suggests.

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  • Dementia: The greatest health challenge of our time

    Added On : 6th May 2019

    Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our time, the charity Alzheimer's Research UK has warned.

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