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December 7th 2018 - In an age of robot assisted surgery, surgeons will no longer need to undertake many common procedures, the Royal College of Surgeons of England says today.

Up to 17% UK babies born with drink-related health problems
November 30th 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.

Women heart patients suffer from worse care - study
November 23rd 2018 - Thousands of women have died in England and Wales because the care they receive in cardiovascular crisis is not as good as provided to men, researchers claim today.

Cancer screening promised major overhaul - with AI at centre
November 16th 2018 - NHS officials have promised a “major overhaul” of cancer screening programmes to be led by one of UK’s most senior specialists.

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November 9th 2018 - Half of all global deaths last year were caused by just four risk factors: high blood pressure, smoking, high blood glucose, and high body mass index (BMI), according to the new Global Burden of Disease study (GBD).

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November 2nd 2018 - Children and teenagers account for almost half of sport injury-related emergency department attendances and almost a quarter of sport injury-related hospital admissions, a new study out today (2 November 2018) has found.

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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.

Backing for innovative asthma treatment
August 2018 - The NHS is to be allowed to use the new treatment of bronchial thermoplasty for people with severe asthma, it was announced today.

Cannabis medicine hope for pancreatic cancer
July 2018 - Researchers have hailed a “remarkable” research finding that could have a significant impact on people being treated for pancreatic cancer.

Call for consultation on Down's screening ethics
June 2018 - Britain needs a proper national consultation on the use of the new non-invasive pre-natal tests for risk of Down’s syndrome, doctors have said.

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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.

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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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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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