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Budget cigarettes ‘killing’ infants
Tues September 19th - The sale of budget cigarettes across Europe has contributed significantly to infant mortality, researchers warned today. More
Ethics anniversary honoured
Tues September 19th - This week has marked a major anniversary in the development of medical ethics and the drive to prevent doctors taking part in abuses such as those perpetrated in the early 20th century. More
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Poor diet and heart disease the world’s health problem - analysis
September 15th 2016 - Ischaemic heart disease is now the leading cause of premature mortality in most regions of the world – while “unhealthy” diets are linked to 20% of deaths, according to a major analysis published today.

Child asthma improves by parks
September 8th 2016 - City-dwelling children with asthma are likely to benefit from living close to a park or green space, a European conference is to hear.

Foetal gene linked to pre-eclampsia
September 1st 2016 - Norwegian researchers say they have found a gene in foetuses that can contribute to a pregnant woman developing pre-eclampsia.

Artwork technique applied to prostate cancer
August 25th 2016 - An imaging technique developed to research old artworks can be used to monitor the treatment of prostate cancer, British researchers have revealed.

Fertility hope for men with extra chromosomes
August 18th 2016 - A new technique has offered hope of helping men with extra chromosomes have healthy children, according to British scientists.

New immune cell clue to allergic diseases
August 11th 2016 - A ‘checkpoint’ that guards immune cells playing a key role in allergic diseases has been discovered by a research team in Ireland.


Mystery of million with herpes in the genome
August 2017 - About a million people in the UK carry a herpes virus in their genomes, according to a new analysis.

New backing for GP HIV screening
July 2017 - Patients joining practices in high risk areas should be screened for HIV as it is cost-effective and saves lives, researchers in London today.

No idling zones to tackle pollution health problems
June 2017 - Motorists parking outside schools should be required to switch off engines to protect children from the effects of pollution, according to public health guidance published today.

Cell clue to motor neuron disease
May 2017 - New findings about the development of motor neuron disease could help in the creation of treatments for the condition, British researchers say today.

Cancer fund wasted money - oncologists
April 2017 - Patients may have suffered "unnecessarily" from toxic side effects from the Cancer Drugs Fund introduced in 2010, it was claimed today.


Ovary transplant babyOvary transplant baby born
September 24th 2004 - The first baby has been born to a woman who underwent an ovary transplant, it was announced today.

Celebrations and questions over Tamara birth
September 27th 2004 - The birth of a baby to a woman who had an ovarian transplant has created hope for dozens of others - despite some scientific scepticism.

Sydney Opera HouseBioterrorism alert as physicians from Australasia and Thailand meet
May 6th - 8th 2002 - News Special from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Brisbane.

A sculpture places a shadow over Westminster Abbey, London, as psychiatrists speak outCreativity or mental chaos - debated at international psychiatric conference
July 9th 2001 - The links between psychiatry and the arts are to be celebrated at a conference which starts in London today.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has teamed up with the World Psychiatric Association to stage the event: "2001: A Mind Odyssey".

Mad cow disease report - Lord Phillips Cover-ups that led to spread of mad cow disease
October 26th 2000 - The epidemic of so-called mad cow disease in the United Kingdom probably sprang from a genetic mutation in an animal in the early 1970s, according to a government report.

Bubble baby gene therapist Alain Fischer Curing bubble babies
June 27th 2000 - Two doctors spoke today of the remarkable treatments they have devised for two once incurable blood conditions - and how they hoped they could lead to more cures.

Childbirth and pregnancy - Steering a safe course. October 1998.

Childbirth and pregnancy - Original feature. March 1998

Discussion on the HRT - Cancer controversy - From February 2000.

Medicine & The Media - The breast cancer/HRT controversy. October 1997.

Human engine oil? - The conflicting evidence? From January 1998.