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C-sections almost double worldwide in 15 years
October 12th 2018 - The number of babies born through caesarean section almost doubled to 21% between 2000 and 2015, but in some countries, the rate is more than 40%, startling new figures show.

'Old' antibiotic could treat melanoma
October 5th 2018 - An old antibiotic could help to treat melanoma, British researchers have reported.

New vaccine approach to tropical disease prevention
September 28th 2018 - Clinical trials are about to start on a new generation of vaccines for tropical diseases caused by RNA viruses, British researchers have reported.

Global premature death targets missed
September 21st 2018 - Most of the world's nations – including the UK, USA and China – are likely to fall short of the United Nations target for reducing the number of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), according to a report out today.

Media blamed for diverting cash to ineffective drugs
September 14th 2018 - A multi-million pound cancer drugs fund was over-hyped in the media, leading to NHS cash being diverted from effective care, experts say today.

Injury risk of female athletes 'linked to abuse'
September 7th 2018 - The risk of injury among female track and field athletes can be linked to their history of sexual and/or physical abuse, a Swedish study claims today.

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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.

Gene increases alcohol cardiomyopathy risk
May 2018 - A gene variant linked to heart failure may amplify the risks from alcohol drinking, British researchers have reported.

NAT10 defence for genetic disease?
April 2018 - A potential target has been identified that could benefit sufferers of a rare genetic disease that causes premature ageing.

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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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