Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Health

11/09/2017 - 17:31

People with malaria give off a distinctive "breath-print" that could be used as a test for the disease, according to American scientists.

They had already tried out a crude prototype breathalyser in Africa, a tropical medicine conference heard.

11/05/2017 - 21:07

Bacteria living in the murky depths of the digestive system seem to influence whether tumours shrink during cancer therapy, say French and US researchers.

11/05/2017 - 21:05

A cancer charity has appointed a digital nurse to combat "fake news" online, which they say leaves patients "scared and at risk of bogus cures".

Macmillan Cancer Support found two-fifths of people with cancer looked up information about their diagnosis on the internet.

10/29/2017 - 02:00

A high-profile plastic surgery clinic has said it is "horrified" after hackers allegedly stole data during a cyber-attack.

London Bridge Plastic Surgery (LBPS) said its IT experts and police found evidence of the breach.

10/23/2017 - 01:44

A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury, according to scientists.

They hope their "exciting but early" findings could ultimately help free patients from ventilators.

10/23/2017 - 01:42

US scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous.

The machine learning system has been tested on 335 high-risk lesions, and correctly diagnosed 97% as malignant.

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