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New blood test can diagnose ovarian cancer

Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the US have develop a new blood test that can detect ovarian cancer…

Long-term aspirin use cuts stomach cancer risk by half

The long-term use of aspirin has been shown to significantly reduce the chance of developing digestive cancers, according to new…

The new drinking guidelines are based on massaged evidence

When the Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, lowered the drinking guidelines for men last year, she cited a report from the Sheffield…

A measles outbreak anywhere is a threat everywhere: immunisation rates need to improve

Last year, for the first time ever, the number of people who died from measles globally fell below 100,000. Until…

We aren’t doing enough for veterans with PTSD

Former army medic Sarah Bushbye, one of only four women ever to have been awarded the Military Cross, is recalling…

New diabetes drug ‘twice as effective’ as other anti-obesity treatments

A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with…

New vaccine ‘could end pneumonia’

Deaths from pneumonia have almost halved since the beginning of the century, and a new vaccine under development could reduce…

Engineered proteins lower body weight and cholesterol

Researchers have created engineered proteins that lowered body weight, bloodstream insulin, and cholesterol levels in obese lab animal test subjects,…

Eating mushrooms makes you feel fuller for longer

Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness (compared to eating meat) according…

Cannabis is more potent, more addictive than ever. Why are politicians failing to act?

Street Lottery, a report released today on cannabis and mental health, revealed the test results on cannabis seized by Greater…