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02/09/2010 - Human evolution continuing?
Some people may have unique genetic variants whilst many others share rare genetic traits with a small number of other people, according to a major study of human DNA published last night. More

24/08/2010 - How glucose scrambles immune system
High levels of glucose in the body may play a key part in weakening defences against infection, British researchers reveal today. More

11/08/2010 - Cooling weather strains hearts
A slight cooling of the weather can trigger dozens of heart attacks, researchers warned today. More

09/08/2010 - Tribute to doctors killed in Afghan massacre
Tributes were yesterday for Dr Karen Woo, aged 36, a British doctor killed in a massacre of medical workers in Afghanistan. More

20/07/2010 - Mobile threat to ears
Regular mobile phone may cause damage to the ears, researchers claimed today. More

12/07/2010 - Heatwave warning
Death rates among elderly people in Britain have begun to climb amid an extended spell of warm mid-summer weather, officials have warned. More

07/07/2010 - Prozac makes shrimps like light
Massive dosing of anti-depressants to human patients may be having unexpected side-effects - placing marine life at risk, experts warn today. More

02/07/2010 - DIY lung disease warning
Do it yourself builders are placing themselves at risk because they do not realise they may be working with asbestos, campaigners warned today. More

02/07/2010 - Anaesthetists warned of global warming
Anaesthetics in a busy hospital will contribute as much to global warming as hundreds of cars every year, researchers warned last night. More

23/06/2010 - Phone masts cleared of pregnancy risk
There is no link between cancer in young children and their mother's exposure to mobile phone base stations in pregnancy, researchers said today. More

09/06/2010 - Height linked to heart risk
Short people face a 50 per cent increased risk of developing heart disease compared with tall people, according to an analysis today. More

01/06/2010 - Glue clue in artificial tan
Scientists say a compound used to make tanning spray may provide the basis for a radical new surgical glue. More

20/05/2010 - Advance planning urged for dying
British doctors need to encourage patients to agree in advance the kind of treatment and care they expect if they suffer a terminal illness, according to guidelines published yesterday. More

06/05/2010 - Pressure threatens female health
Young women with high pressure jobs face a greater risk of developing heart disease than their older counterparts, researchers said today. More

05/05/2010 - Ill-effects of sleeplessness
People who cut their sleep short may also cut their lives short, researchers warned last night. More

30/04/2010 - Australia defies death - survey
Working age men in Iceland have the lowest death rates in the world - whilst Australian rates are amongst the fastest falling, new figures showed today. More

26/04/2010 - Health MOT plan could be cheaper
Health services could run effective screening programmes for heart disease by testing only high risk individuals, it was claimed today. More

07/04/2010 - Crack-down on private health checks
Private health MOT companies are to be deterred from using some hi-tech body scans because of the risk they pose to patients, it was announced yesterday. More

02/04/2010 - Court victory for science writer
Science writer Simon Singh was celebrating today after winning the latest round of his legal battle over his right to criticise complementary medicine practitioners. More

30/03/2010 - Animal studies 'flawed' by non-reporting
Medical research on animals may often lead to false hopes about new drugs - simply because unsuccessful studies are not reported, experts warned today. More

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