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Reluctance to call 999 linked to stroke deaths
July 3rd 2020 - Reluctance to “burden” the emergency services means people have failed to dial 999 after suffering a suspected stroke, campaigners say today.

Vaping increases health risks, especially from Covid-19 - new analysis
June 26th 2020 - Smoking and vaping may increase the risk of people being infected by Covid-19, suffering worse symptoms and dying from it, according to research published today.

Hope for new 'drugs and diet' cancer treatment
June 19th 2020 - Combining new drugs with dietary changes could help to break down cancer’s reliance on fat for growth, according to UK research published last night.

Women under-represented in Covid-19 research papers
June 12th 2020 - Only one third of Covid-19 published research authors are women – and few of these are senior authors, according to new analysis published today.

Indigestion drug may ease mild-moderate Covid-19 symptoms
June 5th 2020 - A widely available drug used to ease indigestion could help to treat people with mild to moderate cases of Covid-19, it was claimed today.

Face masks at home could curb Covid-19
May 29th 2020 - Wearing face masks at home could help to stop the spread of Covid-19 among people in the same household, but only before symptoms develop, according to a Chinese study.

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Bacteriophages examined for Covid-19 care
June 2020 - British experts have called for a focus on bacteriophages in the care of Covid-19 patients.

Face masks at home could curb Covid-19
May 2020 - Wearing face masks at home could help to stop the spread of Covid-19 among people in the same household, but only before symptoms develop, according to a Chinese study.

Anti-Ebola drug and antibody show promises
April 2020 - The anti-Ebola drug remdesivir has shown major promise in a global clinical trial involved Covid-19 patients, it was announced last night.

Out-patient procedure improves condition of type 2 diabetes patients
March 2020 - A novel out-patient procedure helped to improve blood glucose levels, liver insulin sensitivity, and other metabolic measures in people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, researchers reported last night.

Fungal and viral infections change immune response
February 2020 - The body’s immune response to fungal infections changes when the individual is also infected by a virus, according to a study which examines the interaction of the two types of infection.

Progesterone for at-risk women could prevent miscarriages
January 2020 - Prescribing progesterone to women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could prevent more than 8,000 miscarriages a year, according to two studies published 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.

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.

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