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Scientists at the University of Newcastle are using microchips as fine as human hair to produce a prosthetic hand. If successful the £1.4m project would enable much higher levels of function for people who have lost their limbs. The team … Continue reading
Experts are set to announce what sort of vaccine they believe will protect people against new strains of flu. The constantly shifting flu virus makes it difficult to develop a vaccine, which is why a new flu jab is needed … Continue reading
Laurie Graham, whose husband suffers from dementia, says having a partner with the disease is “like having a child” without the associated pleasures. “He is like a stranger… he looks like my husband, but Howard is gone.” Dealing with dementia … Continue reading
BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly takes a look at the best of this week’s technology – including the heavy-lifting robotic nurse shaped like a bear and a “bionic eye” that lets a man see his wife for the first time in … Continue reading
Palliative care offers crucial pain relief and physical comfort for people facing the end of their lives. But Human Rights Watch estimates that in Mexico tens of thousands of terminally ill patients are suffering because they don’t have access to … Continue reading
1 March 2015 Last updated at 02:30 By Faye Kirkland Reporter, 5 Live Investigates Gonorrhoea bacteria: Experts warn that the effectiveness of antibiotics is at risk. Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea put patients at risk by not following best … Continue reading
24 February 2015 Last updated at 10:37 The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level since 1969 when records began. Office for National Statistics data show the under-18 conception rate is now 24.5 … Continue reading
25 February 2015 Last updated at 01:27 People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests. The Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University … Continue reading
28 February 2015 Last updated at 02:31 Distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome have been found, say scientists. Increased levels of immune molecules called cytokines were found in people during the early … Continue reading
24 February 2015 Last updated at 23:20 By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Doctors are calling on health ministers and NHS England to intervene to make a drug called Avastin routinely available to people with a debilitating eye … Continue reading
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