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Scientists map precise timings for spread of cancer

Scientists have put precise timings on the history of a patient’s cancer for the first time...

Lack of empathy by GPs could delay cancer diagnosis

Older people with cancer symptoms are more likely to seek advice if their GP is a good...

Study could curb exaggerated claims of statin side effects

A new study could help counter adverse effects on public health of exaggerated claims about...

New test reveals undetected UTIs in women who feel pain urinating

Women who feel pain when urinating are likely to have an undetected bacterial infection, a...

Potential new ways to treat and prevent asthma attacks

Research on cells that die during a cold has shown potential new ways to treat and prevent...

Life expectancy rises for people with HIV, study finds

Life expectancy for 20 year olds starting treatment for HIV has risen by ten years in the US...

Research identifies new way of attacking breast cancer cells

A study has revealed a new method of attacking the growth of cancer cells, after researchers...

High-fructose diet during and after pregnancy ‘can cause obesity in children’

A diet high in fructose-containing sugars during pregnancy or breastfeeding may increase...

Plain cigarette packaging ‘could reduce smoker numbers’

Plain cigarette packaging could reduce the number of people who smoke, research suggests.

Children become less physically active as they move through school

Children spend less time doing physical activity as they progress through primary school,...

NHS cancer drugs fund: not good value for patients

The NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) was not good value for patients or society and may have led...

Overweight people with diabetes risk cognitive problems

Obese and overweight people with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of abnormal brain...

Cycling to work lowers risk of premature death by 40%

New study results suggest cycling to work is associated with a 45% lower risk of developing...

Magnesium could prevent bone fractures

Magnesium could prevent bone fractures as a leading cause of disability and ill health among...

Parents support vaccination but may not want children vaccinated for flu

Parents who generally support vaccination may doubt the necessity of an influenza...

Pre-menopausal South Asian women at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life,...

Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later...

High or low birth weight may increase risk of liver disease

A study from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have investigated the...

Antibiotic use in early to mid life linked to heightened risk of bowel cancer precursor

Long-term antibiotic use in early to mid life may be linked to a heightened risk of abnormal...

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