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WHO recommends two more COVID-19 treatments
January 14th 2022 - A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis has been recommended for patients with severe or critical COVID-19, the World Health Organization announced today.

Dementia cases could triple globally by 2050
January 7th 2022 - The number of adults living with dementia is expected to nearly triple by 2050, according to a new global report, published today.

Cancer deaths increased pre-pandemic
December 31st 2021 - Global cases of cancer increased significantly in the last decade, according to a major analysis published last night.

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine is effective against severe disease
December 24th 2021 - One dose of the Ad5-nCoV COVID-19 vaccine is 57.5% effective against symptomatic infection and 91.7% effective against severe disease after 28 days of vaccination, researchers report today.

Limited association between myocarditis and COVID vaccine
December 17th 2021 - The risk of myocarditis after an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination is rare, according to a study reported today.

Biomaterials test could avoid another vaginal mesh scandal
December 10th 2021 - A new test that has been developed for biomaterials could help to avoid a repeat of the vaginal mesh scandal, researchers have reported.


Cancer deaths increased pre-pandemic
December 2021 - Global cases of cancer increased significantly in the last decade, according to a major analysis published last night.

Too few heart failure patients diagnosed early
November 2021 - Three quarters of people in the UK with heart failure could have been diagnosed sooner if they had received a simple, reliable blood test, a new report out today says.

Volunteers needed for international breast cancer study
October 2021 - A call has gone out for 10,000 volunteers in the UK to sign up to a four-year, international breast cancer study.

Taking long-term antidepressants reduces relapse risk
September 2021 - Many users of antidepressants experience a relapse within a year if they stop taking the medication, a new study reveals.

Hope for endometriosis drug target
August 2021 - A potential drug treatment for endometriosis could available after a gene that increases the risk of the condition was identified.

Gene therapy programme launched for neurodegenerative diseases
July 2021 - An innovative gene therapy programme has been launched that could lead to novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.


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.