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Cure claim for SCID gene therapy
April 19th 2019 - Gene therapy developed for babes with severe combined immunodeficiency may have successfully "cured" all of those who received treatment, doctors claimed last night.

Post-operative opioids need better management - experts
April 12th 2019 - Post-operative patients need access to specialist pain clinics to help prevent dependency on opioids, experts say today.

Health care access key to life expectancy - WHO
April 5th 2019 - Access to health care globally is a key factor in gaps in life expectancy, the World Health Organisation reported last night.

Global study highlights C-section death rates
March 29th 2019 - Death rates from caesarean sections are disproportionately high in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), according to the largest study to date on risks following C-sections, published today.

Mixed access to home palliative care - study
March 22nd 2019 - Access to palliative care at home for terminally ill patients depends heavily on the diagnosis, researchers say today.

Some kidney transplant recipients benefit from antiviral therapy
March 15th 2019 - Antiviral therapy improves survival rates of kidney transplant patients infected with hepatitis B and C, French researchers reported last night.

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Global study highlights C-section death rates
March 2019 - Death rates from caesarean sections are disproportionately high in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), according to the largest study to date on risks following C-sections, published today.

Action call on war zone medical facilities
February 2019 - Senior UK doctors are pressurising the government to press for the enforcement on international agreements protecting medical facilities and clinicians in war zones.

ECT critics faces psychiatrists
January 2019 - Senior psychiatrists have defended the continued use of electroconvulsive therapy amid complaints of permanent memory damage.

Dangers of male post-natal blues
December 2018 - Post-natal depression is a serious problem for fathers as well as mothers - and may have long-term implications for families, according to a new UK study.

Up to 17% UK babies born with drink-related health problems
November 2018 - As many as 17% of babies born in the UK could have health problems that are caused by exposure to alcohol in the womb, researchers claim today.

Obesity link to early antibiotics
October 2018 - Children who are given antibiotics and antacids in early life may face an increased risk of becoming obese, researchers warn today.

New vaccine approach to tropical disease prevention
September 2018 - Clinical trials are about to start on a new generation of vaccines for tropical diseases caused by RNA viruses, British researchers have reported.

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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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