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Heart disease: genes or lifestyle? We have our best answer yet

To what extent is our risk of heart disease determined by our genes? We’re stuck with the genes we’ve got,…

The medical (and legal) consequences of looking at your phone in bed

It’s not my fault I look at my emails 24 hours a day — so who can I sue?

Questions remain for breakthrough drug that can clear severe eczema

A drug can clear severe eczema in four out of 10 patients, according to a report in the New England…

Monitoring prostate cancer may be just as good as treating it

The three main treatment options for prostate cancer are equally effective, according to research published in the New England Journal…

Why Amish children so rarely get asthma: the clue is in their dust

Microbes from farm animals could be used to inoculate children against asthma, according to research published in the New England…

A gene that causes one in 20 cases of prostate cancer has been identified

Researchers have discovered a gene that could be responsible for five per cent of prostate cancer cases, according to a…

A major form of leukaemia is now known to be 11 different diseases

New research reveals that there are 11 types of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a virulent form of blood cancer. The…

Advice against eating fat was wrong. It is time the experts admitted it

Last week the newspapers had a field day — it was the battle of the diet guidelines. A breakaway group…

Feeding peanut snacks to babies reduces their chance of allergy

Research carried out at King’s College London suggests that feeding peanut snacks to babies could reduce their chance of becoming…

Cold water bathing — a Victorian craze that really is good for your health

Flinging someone into a freezing pool might not sound like the best cure for a panic attack. Yet recent research…