Monday, 27 March 2017

Health

03/13/2017 - 00:55

The former US Vice-President Joe Biden has used a speech at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, to call for help from the tech industry to fight cancer.

Mr Biden's son Beau died from brain cancer in 2015 aged 46.

 

03/13/2017 - 00:40

The idea of stepping into a gym used to make Jenniefer Gadsby, from Leeds, petrified. Exercising when you are overweight can be daunting, and the fat-shaming attitudes of others do not help.

03/09/2017 - 07:20

The impact of the Zika virus on infected Canadian travellers was "more severe" than expected, say researchers. A new study looked at Canadians returning from trips to Zika-affected regions who sought treatment at a national network of travel clinics.

Researchers examined 1,118 patients who visited one of those clinics over a year.

03/09/2017 - 07:16

Scientists have developed a sensor that can monitor blood sugar levels by analysing sweaty skin.

But rather than a gym-soaked t-shirt, it needs just one millionth of a litre of sweat to do the testing.

The team - in South Korea - showed the sensor was accurate and think it could eventually help patients with diabetes.

03/07/2017 - 13:25

Heroin addicts are to be given the Class A drug in supervised "shooting galleries" as police bid to tackle drug-related crime. Durham Police is to become the first force in the country to introduce a scheme in which users are treated with diamorphine - medical grade heroin.

03/05/2017 - 18:24

French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA. The world-first procedure at Necker Children's Hospital in Paris offers hope to millions of people with the blood disorder.

Scientists altered the genetic instructions in his bone marrow so it made healthy red blood cells. So far, the therapy has worked for 15 months and the child is no longer on any medication.

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