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Autism diagnoses 'could be reduced under NHS plan'

Proposals to reduce the number of children being diagnosed with autism are being considered by NHS commissioners in south-west London. The idea of restricting an autism diagnosis to only the most severe cases was discussed earlier this month. The local … Continue reading

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Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

The German government plans to introduce fines of up to €2,500 (£2,178; $2,806) for parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated. Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said it was necessary to tighten the law because of a measles epidemic. He … Continue reading

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Why Greek mountain villagers have healthy hearts

Scientists have pinpointed one reason why people living in isolated villages in Greece may enjoy long and healthy lives. They found a new genetic variant, common among villagers, which appears to protect the heart by lowering levels of “bad” fats … Continue reading

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Charlie Gard's parents fight for Supreme Court hearing

The parents of ill baby Charlie Gard who want to take their son to the US for treatment are bidding to take their case to the Supreme Court. Chris Gard and Connie Yates failed in their appeal against a High … Continue reading

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Kettering General Hospital 'fiddled' waiting time records

Thousands of patients were removed from a hospital’s waiting lists in a bid to “fiddle” the system, it is claimed. A BBC investigation found thousands of Kettering General Hospital patients had waited a year or more for operations. David Phelan, … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

A leading genealogy service, Ancestry.com, has denied exploiting users’ DNA following criticism of its terms and conditions. The US company’s DNA testing service has included a right to grant Ancestry a “perpetual” licence to use customers’ genetic material. A New … Continue reading

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Fitness trackers 'poor at measuring calories burned'

Most fitness trackers are good at measuring heart rate but poor at measuring calories burned, a study suggests. As a result, people should be cautious about using them to judge what to eat, Stanford University scientists said. The study recommended … Continue reading

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. He replaces … Continue reading

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Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Healthy baby mice have been born using freeze-dried sperm stored in the near-weightless environment of space. The Japanese team behind the gravity-breaking experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) say it shows that transporting the seeds of life away from … Continue reading

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