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Cardiff surgeons’ musical medicine

12 December 2014 Last updated at 08:45 A study by Cardiff surgeons has found what music works best when operating on patients Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees or Another One Bites the Dust by Queen? Cardiff surgeons have been … Continue reading

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Superbug found in Rio Olympic waters

16 December 2014 Last updated at 02:21 The world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue can be seen from Flamengo beach Researchers in Brazil have discovered drug-resistant bacteria in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the … Continue reading

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Brain’s ‘internal compass’ found

19 December 2014 Last updated at 01:46 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists. People with stronger nerve signals in their “internal … Continue reading

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Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

19 December 2014 Last updated at 17:51 Healthcare workers are among those most at risk of catching Ebola because is spread by bodily fluids (file pic) One of Sierra Leone’s top doctors died from Ebola hours after the arrival in … Continue reading

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EU approves first stem cell therapy

19 December 2014 Last updated at 13:48 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time. Stem cells can become any type of … Continue reading

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Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

19 December 2014 Last updated at 12:27 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Dr Haruko Obokata presented the breakthrough findings in January A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated … Continue reading

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Painkillers ‘cut skin cancer risk’

19 December 2014 Last updated at 01:57 Regularly taking aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests. An Australian analysis of all studies to date found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced the risk … Continue reading

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Painkillers ‘cut skin cancer risk’

19 December 2014 Last updated at 01:57 Regularly taking aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests. An Australian analysis of all studies to date found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced the risk … Continue reading

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‘Support vulnerable doctors’ call

19 December 2014 Last updated at 01:43 Up to 28 doctors took their own lives between 2005 and 2013 while being investigated by the General Medical Council, a review of cases has found. Many had suffered from mental health, drug … Continue reading

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‘Support vulnerable doctors’ call

19 December 2014 Last updated at 01:43 Up to 28 doctors took their own lives between 2005 and 2013 while being investigated by the General Medical Council, a review of cases has found. Many had suffered from mental health, drug … Continue reading

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