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June 15th 2018 - Patients were being encouraged today by senior doctors to take a “Bran test” when seeking medical treatment.

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June 8th 2018 - The World Health Organisation is stepping up preparations in nine countries at risk from the current Ebola outbreak in Africa, it has announced.

Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks
June 1st 2018 - A compound in green tea could be used to help prevent deaths from heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis, researchers reported today.

How weight aids seriously ill patients
May 25th 2018 - Carrying extra weight improves patients’ prospects during treatment for a range of life-threatening conditions in hospital, according to a series of studies published yesterday.

Women with HIV lack menopause support
May 18th 2018 - Women with HIV do not get the support they need during menopause, a new study published yesterday (17 May 2018) has revealed.

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May 11th 2018 - The Eurovision Song Contest plays a huge part in improving national well-being, a public health specialist claims today.

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Gene increases alcohol cardiomyopathy risk
May 2018 - A gene variant linked to heart failure may amplify the risks from alcohol drinking, British researchers have reported.

NAT10 defence for genetic disease?
April 2018 - A potential target has been identified that could benefit sufferers of a rare genetic disease that causes premature ageing.

Muscle mutation linked to SIDS
March 2018 - A rare genetic mutation affecting the muscles controlling the lungs may be responsible for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, researchers report today.

Warning on metformin in pregnancy
February 2018 - Pregnant women taking the drug metformin may be increasing a baby’s chance of becoming overweight at age four, according to a Norwegian study.

Folic acid in bread to protect babies?
January 2018 - There is no risk of overdosing the public with folic acid through fortification of flour, experts say today.

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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.

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May 6th - 8th 2002 - News Special from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Brisbane.

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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.

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