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Persian shallot 'could help fight TB antibiotic resistance'
20 Jan 2018 00:17
Properties in Persian shallots could boost the effects of antibiotic treatment, a study says.
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.
Church of England warns future of Down's 'under question'
19 Jan 2018 21:59
The Church of England fears new pre-natal tests could lead to a rise in abortions of babies with Down's.
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'
19 Jan 2018 01:21
Delayed marriage and parenthood has pushed back perceptions of when adulthood starts.
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.
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A magnet for mosquitoes? Blame your genes
Air pollution linked to silent strokes
Athlete's foot cream could also treat multiple sclerosis
Brain’s 'hunger hub' could be switched off
Breath test shows promise in diagnosing stomach cancer
Bullying may have worse long-term effects than child abuse
Can a facelift make you more likeable?
Can plucking hairs stimulate new hair growth?
Coffee could make breast cancer drug tamoxifen more effective
Concerns raised about increased e-cigarette use in teenagers
Diet swap study highlights bowel effects of Western-style diet
Discovery could 'boost immune system's cancer fighting ability'
DNA changes in sperm may help explain autism
Do diet soft drinks actually make you gain weight?
Does happiness have a smell and is it contagious?
Gene editing technique could prevent inherited diseases
Having a spine similar to a chimp could lead to back pain
How dogs could sniff out prostate cancer
'Marathon men' make better sexual partners, media claims
Middle age 'starts at 60' claims media
Middle-age spread 'seems to reduce dementia risk'
Mindfulness 'as good as drugs for preventing depression relapse'
Mistreatment of extreme morning sickness 'leading to abortions'
New asthma treatment within five years, researchers hope
New Down’s syndrome test more accurate than current screening
New prostate cancer treatment has promising results in mice
No evidence organic milk in pregnancy lowers a baby's IQ
No proof that bad relationships raise blood pressure
No such thing as baby brain, study argues
Paracetamol may blunt feelings of pleasure as well as pain
Paracetamol 'not effective' for lower back pain or arthritis
Parents 'may pass anxiety on to their children'
Sedentary lifestyle, not watching TV, may up diabetes risk
Short people may have an increased risk of heart disease
Study doesn't prove e-cigs make quitting smoking harder
Superbug 'could kill 80,000 people' experts warn
There are six different types of obesity, study argues
UK life expectancy expected to rise to late 80s by 2030
Vigorous exercise 'may help prevent early death'
Why you should drink (water) before you drive
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