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Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes

Scientists have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal. The fusion of biology and technology was used to control blood sugar levels in mice with diabetes. The idea, described in Science Translational Medicine, … Continue reading

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The gym class where nodding off is the new working out

What if you could go to the gym and swap spinning for sleeping? David Lloyd health clubs are offering “napercise” classes this weekend aimed, predominantly, at exhausted parents. It is a class where instead of working up a sweat you … Continue reading

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Debbie Douglas on her breast surgeon Ian Paterson

Debbie Douglas speaks about surgeon Ian Paterson, who’s guilty of intentionally wounding patients. Mother-of-three Debbie Douglas underwent a cleavage-sparing mastectomy by Ian Paterson which left her in “horrendous” pain. She later learned her cancer was not serious enough to warrant … Continue reading

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Poorna Bell on the addiction and suicide of her husband

Poorna Bell explains how her husband took his own life after a secret battle with heroin addiction Writer Poorna Bell had been married to Rob, a successful journalist for three years before he admitted he was addicted to heroin. The … Continue reading

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Cheap and accessible drug tackles death in childbirth

New research shows promising results for cutting the risk of women bleeding to death in childbirth. Approximately 100,000 women a year die around the world from blood loss associated with childbirth. It is the leading cause of maternal death. New … Continue reading

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Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says

It might be possible to treat the main cause of permanent blindness before people notice any loss of vision, say University College London researchers. They have developed a new kind of eye exam that might spot glaucoma a decade before … Continue reading

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Plain tobacco packaging 'may cut smokers by 300,000 in UK'

Plain cigarette packaging could lead to 300,000 fewer smokers in the UK over the next year, a major review suggests. Standardised packs could also reduce the appeal of tobacco and increase calls to quit helplines, experts behind the Cochrane Review … Continue reading

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'Exciting' blood test spots cancer a year early

Doctors have spotted cancer coming back up to a year before normal scans in an “exciting” discovery. The UK team was able to scour the blood for signs of cancer while it was just a tiny cluster of cells invisible … Continue reading

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Councils and health boards dispute £250m care costs

A £250m dispute over who pays for nurses delivering social care in residential homes in Wales has been heard by the Supreme Court. The NHS pays for 24-hour healthcare, while general care needs are funded privately or by the council. … Continue reading

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Anne-Marie Slaughter: A year's maternity leave is too long for mothers

Former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter tells the BBC’s OS radio programme why she thinks a year of maternity leave is too long for working mothers. Listen to the BBC World Service radio programme, OS, on the BBC iPlayer. Video … Continue reading

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