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17/2/20 - Hancock pledges to take on anti-vaxxers after mumps surge
Anti-vaccine campaigners have been blamed for a surge in cases of mumps in the UK in the last year. More

14/2/20 - Endometrial cancer genetic risks quantified
Some 24 genetic variants have been identified that together significantly increase risk of endometrial cancer, British researchers have reported. More

13/2/20 - Plan to step up Wuhan virus research
Leading researchers have agreed a plan that will see accelerated development of COVID-19 vaccines and other research, it was announced last night. More

12/2/20 - Micro RNA clue to cancer therapy
A piece of microRNA could open the way for a therapy for bile duct cancer, British researchers reported today. More

12/2/20 - Gene clue to Alzheimer's protein build-up
Scientists have made new discoveries about the build-up of proteins in the brain during Alzheimer's disease. More

12/2/20 - Wearable technology to detect early dementia
A global project is to test the benefits of wearable technology to help early detection of neurodegenerative disease, it was announced yesterday. More

11/2/20 - Skin cancer diagnosis apps are poorly regulated and unreliable
Smartphone apps used to diagnose skin cancer are poorly regulated and are often unreliable, British experts warn today. More

11/2/20 - Testosterone levels affect risk of metabolic disease and cancers
High testosterone levels may affect the risk of some metabolic diseases and cancers, according to the largest study to date on the genetic regulation of sex hormone levels. More

10/2/20 - New cancer vaccine could boost immunotherapy
Highly mutated cancer cells could be used to create a vaccine to boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy, according to a major new report. More

7/2/20 - Global study pinpoints cancer's genetic changes
A major international genetic study has identified many of the early mutations that lead to cancer years later, it was announced last night. More

5/2/20 - New gene links to Alzheimer's
Certain genetic variants may reduce an individual’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease, British researchers report today. More

4/2/20 - Campaigners urge Government to act faster on air pollution
The Government has a “once in a generation opportunity” to tackle air pollution, campaigners say today, warning that millions are at risk. More

4/2/20 - Bespoke vaccines could reduce serious bacterial disease
Rates of disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae could be substantially reduced if changes are made to vaccination programmes, according to a study published today. More

3/2/20 - UK pumps cash into coronavirus vaccine
The UK is to pump £20 million into efforts to develop a fast-track vaccine against the Wuhan coronavirus, it was announced today. More

3/2/20 - Database for categorising life-supporting genes launched
A new open access database that categorises the genes essential for supporting life has been published – and it could be used to identify mutations for rare childhood diseases, developers say. More

31/1/20 - Progesterone for at-risk women could prevent miscarriages
Prescribing progesterone to women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could prevent more than 8,000 miscarriages a year, according to two studies published today. More

30/1/20 - Doctors urged to watch vapers after deaths
Doctors have been urged to report any illnesses that could be linked to vaping after the first two cases of fatal lung injury were reported in the UK. More

29/1/20 - Innovative cancer drugs delayed
The licensing of the most innovative cancer treatments is taking longer than necessary, depriving many patients of potential care, a British expert alleges today. More

29/1/20 - Down syndrome genes unveiled
Multiple genes are responsible for the problems associated with Down syndrome, British researchers reported last night. More

29/1/20 - Lung improvements seen after obesity surgery
The shortness of breath caused by obesity can be reversed with weight loss surgery, British doctors have reported. More

28/1/20 - Bowel screening suffering from staff shortages - charity
Bowel cancer screening in England is suffering because of shortages of diagnostic staff, campaigners say today. More

24/1/20 - Potential Parkinson's treatment targets two major nerve systems
A non-invasive gene therapy technique that targets a highly specific group of brain cells has the potential to treat Parkinson’s disease, according to a UK study. More

23/1/20 - Snake clue as China virus spreads
World Health Organisation officials will gather again today to consider the seriousness of the Wuhan virus outbreak amid evidence of a growing death toll. More

23/1/20 - Cyborg heart plan short-listed for major funding
A cyborg heart is in the running for a major funding award aimed at supporting radical advances in treatment, it was announced today. More

22/1/20 - Studies question cervical cancer eradication claims
NHS officials produced new evidence of the success of HPV vaccination as a series of studies, published today, cast doubt on claims that cervical cancer could be eliminated. More

22/1/20 - Crisis summit over China virus
The World Health Organisation will hold an emergency summit today to decide whether to declare the outbreak of the new Wuhan virus as global health emergency. More

21/1/20 - Mechanical hyperventilation hope for cardiac arrhythmias therapy
Prolonged mechanical hyperventilation could benefit patients who receive radiotherapy treatment for cardiac arrhythmias, British researchers have reported. More

21/1/20 - Medicinal cannabis not effective for long-term sleep problems
People with chronic pain who have trouble sleeping might build up a tolerance to medicinal cannabis, which would negate its effectiveness, researchers warn today. More

20/1/20 - Concerns over racial disparities in dementia treatment
Black and Asian people with dementia in the UK do not receive the same quality of care as white patients with the same condition, a new study claims today. More

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