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01/06/2015 - Bubble drugs could revolutionise care
Ultrasound and micro-bubbles could be the answer to improving the effectiveness of many drugs, according to a prize-winning British engineer. More

26/05/2015 - Noise may trigger waist expansion
People who live with high levels of traffic noise face an increased risk of carrying a "spare tyre" through having surplus fat around the waist, researchers warn today. More

21/05/2015 - Cold weather kills more people than heatwaves
More people are killed during times of cold weather than during heatwaves, an international study revealed today. More

13/05/2015 - Drive to eliminate pointless treatments
A new campaign to encourage the public to support doctors in not offering ineffective treatments is being launched in the UK, it was announced today. More

11/05/2015 - People and places are not diseases - WHO
German measles, swine flu and Middle East respiratory virus are all disease names that should not be used, the World Health Organisation has decreed. More

01/05/2015 - Centenarians do not smoke
A classic joke refers to a smoking and drinking centenarian - but a new study in Sweden has found that most long-living people do not use tobacco. More

30/04/2015 - People will live longer than official predictions
People will live longer than the current official estimates predict and regional inequalities will continue to rise steadily, researchers claim today. More

30/04/2015 - Challenging work can prevent brain ageing
The type of work you do in your career may have a greater impact on your brain health in old age than your level of education, a new study reveals. More

27/04/2015 - World needs more surgery - analysis
Millions of people are dying world-wide because they do not have access to basic surgical procedures, according to an analysis today. More

23/04/2015 - Gene clue to mosquito pull
Some people may be more attractive to mosquitoes than others - because of their genes, researchers reported last night. More

21/04/2015 - WHO plans global emergency force
The World Health Organisation is to take new steps to be ready for epidemics of new diseases, it announced yesterday. More

20/04/2015 - Parkinson's patients face unkindness
A senior neurologist has called for "simple kindness and old-fashioned manners" after a survey revealed the frequent rudeness experienced by people with Parkinson's disease in public. More

17/04/2015 - Wind instruments boost sleep quality
Playing a wind instrument could help to reduce the risk of developing the serious breathing problems in sleep, researchers have reported. More

16/04/2015 - How bad sleep harms the brain
Children with sleeping problems suffer from loss of memory, researchers warned today. More

15/04/2015 - Warning over smartphone health apps
Health apps may encourage unnecessary anxiety and there is no clear evidence of their effectiveness, a doctor warns today. More

10/04/2015 - Stressful childhood events link to diabetes
Stressful events in childhood can triple the risk of an individual developing type 1 diabetes, researchers reported today. More

09/04/2015 - Height gene link to heart health
Short people are genetically programmed to suffer increased risk of heart disease, researchers reported last night. More

02/04/2015 - GPs warn on gene test kit
GPs have reacted in alarm after a home genetic testing kit went on sale in British high streets. More

23/03/2015 - Tropical disease threat grows
Britain faces a growing risk from mosquito-borne diseases as they spread across the Mediterranean with the onset of global warming, experts warn today. More

09/03/2015 - How O blood stops malaria
Blood group O gives protection against malaria because it resists a glue-like protein involved in the disease, Swedish researchers have reported. More

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