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Immunotherapy works. Why isn’t it routinely available on the NHS?

When Evelyn O’Flynn was diagnosed with stage four non-small cell lung cancer, after seeing the doctor about neck pain, she was…

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Marathons and heart risk: why more runners should take an aspirin on race day

Marathons are more popular than ever around the world. This weekend 53,000 runners are registered to compete in the London…

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Lay off Nutella! The chocolate spread is no cancer villain

It’s a cruel fact that this January, while we’re busy repenting that third helping of Christmas chocolate, the news has…

Turmeric: a powerful weapon against disease or just a tasty spice?

It is news that should warm any curry lover’s heart: eating spicy food may be good for your health —…

The GP surgeries with the happiest patients: what’s their secret?

Which GP surgeries are best at keeping patients happy? A recent survey seemed to have the answer, producing a list…

Laughter yoga may sound weird but here’s why you should try it

I am dancing the hokey cokey on Hampstead Heath with a giggling group of strangers and a man with a…

Map reveals where in Scotland Lyme-infected ticks are most likely to get you

Researchers can now predict where in Scotland you are most likely to encounter ticks that carry Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium…

On travel sickness the much-loved advice doesn’t stand up. Here’s what works

Summer is coming, time to pack your sunglasses, sun block and, for many people, travel sickness pills. But what happens…

Immunotherapy: your guide to the new powerful weapon against cancer

Immunotherapy has been heralded as a lasting cure for cancer. What exactly is it — and does it really have…

Is your office making you ill? Why open-plan spaces aren’t good for our health

It’s Monday morning, you’re already late and as you look across the open-plan office you see the last spare desk…