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Worldwide measles outbreak deadly for infants
December 6th 2019 - The world has been facing a "devastating" outbreak of measles, leading to thousands of deaths, according to stark new figures.

European women diagnosed late with HIV
November 29th 2019 - European women in their 40s are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV at a late stage compared to younger women, according to new figures.

Statins may protect against lethal prostate disease
November 22nd 2019 - Statins may help protect men from the most lethal forms of prostate cancer, according to Irish researchers.

Combination drug hope for some breast cancer patients
November 15th 2019 - Some patients with HER2-positive breast cancer have responded well to the combination drug T-DM1, new research reveals today (15 November 2019).

Over 60s should increase exercise
November 8th 2019 - People over the age of 60 should do more exercise - not less - to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to the findings of a major study published today.

Measles causes 'immunological amnesia'
November 1st 2019 - The reason why measles causes long-term damage to the immune system, leaving people vulnerable to other infections, has been revealed in a new study.

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Patients feel 'overloaded' with information
November 2019 - Many patients about to undergo a heart procedure do not understand or remember the information they receive about it, according to a UK study.

Calorie labelling has small impact - is it enough?
October 2019 - Policy-makers should not be deterred by evidence of the limited impact of calorie labelling in fast food outlets, British experts said today.

Placebos may not be placebo - analysis
September 2019 - Clinical researchers should give more information about placebos - as sometimes they may be more active than described, according to an analysis published today.

HRT cancer link "not new"
August 2019 - Women who take menopausal hormone therapy face a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to the findings of a major study published today.

Lyme disease more common than believed
July 2019 - The number of cases of tick-borne Lyme disease in the UK have been significantly underestimated, according to an analysis published today.

Child battery ingestion care needs guidelines - investigators
June 2019 - The NHS may evaluate the use of metal detectors for rapid diagnosis of children feared to have swallowed dangerous items, including batteries.

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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.

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