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Human transplant organs grown in pigs

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 22:12
US scientists try to grow human organs inside pigs to solve the transplant shortage by injecting human stem cells into pig embryos.

Take breast cancer drugs for ‘15 years’

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 19:23
Taking hormonal drugs for up to 15 years reduces the risk of breast cancers coming back, a landmark study suggests.

Muhammad Ali's battle with Parkinson’s

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 10:57
Boxer Muhammad Ali's life with the degenerative condition

VIDEO: Michael J Fox 'shared common cause' with Ali

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 04:40
Actor Michael J Fox has praised Muhammad Ali for his work in fighting Parkinson's disease, a medical condition they both suffered from.

Stent 'may help bowel cancer treatment'

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 01:06
A expandable tube, or stent, inserted into the bowels of cancer patients can cut the odds of them needing a colostomy bag, cancer doctors say.

VIDEO: Stem cells used in stroke treatment

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 09:31
A great-grandfather becomes one of the first in the UK to be treated for a stroke, using stem cells.

'New era' of personalised cancer drugs

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 01:03
Cancer is entering a "new era" of personalised medicine with drugs targeted to the specific weaknesses in each patient's tumour, say doctors.

Nurses campaign against axing of grant

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 01:00
Hundreds of nurses and midwives are expected to join a demonstration in London calling for a rethink of plans to scrap maintenance grants for students in England.

Parents 'may be overfeeding infants'

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 00:49
Parents in the UK may be inadvertently feeding their babies and toddlers larger portions than they need, experts warn.

Pilot to head new health safety body

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 00:32
The UK's chief inspector of air accidents is the leading contender to run a new organisation which aims to make the NHS in England safer.

'Major win' in pancreatic cancer fight

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 20:46
A new combination of chemotherapy drugs should become the main therapy for pancreatic cancer, say UK researchers.

Obesity campaigners quit over fat report

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 19:29
Four members of an anti-obesity campaign have resigned after a controversial report suggesting low-fat and lower cholesterol diets are having "disastrous health consequences".

Flat lens promises revolution in optics

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:08
A flat lens made of paint whitener on a sliver of glass could revolutionise optics, its US inventors say.

Fitness apps: A help or a hindrance?

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 06:55
Researchers say that only 0.5% of weight-loss apps have been developed by a certified health organisation or university.

VIDEO: Virtual reality app simulates dementia

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 19:13
A virtual reality app aims to provide a sense of what it is like to live with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

VIDEO: NHS racism 'goes to your core'

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 16:16
The BBC speaks to a victim of racism within the NHS, after a report found black and ethnic minority staff in England are more likely to report bullying and harassment than white colleagues.

NI's 'gay blood' ban to be lifted

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 15:42
Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood to be lifted.

Prostate cancer 'linked to waist size'

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 11:59
Men with larger waistlines could be at higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, a study suggests.

VIDEO: The mega milkshake causing a sensation

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 09:33
A high-calorie, mega milkshake known as a "freakshake" is causing queues outside cafes and giving health campaigners sleepless nights.

New NHS safety body 'must be independent'

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 02:20
A new organisation designed to make the NHS in England safer must have its independence guaranteed in law, a cross-party committee of MPs says.

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