Monday, 27 March 2017

Health

03/05/2017 - 18:22

Scientists have created "artificial embryos" using stem cells from mice, in what they believe is a world first. The University of Cambridge team used two types of stem cells and a 3D scaffold to create a structure closely resembling a natural mouse embryo.

03/02/2017 - 05:59

Early warning signs may have been missed in up to one in six people who died of a heart attack in English hospitals, a study suggests.

All heart attack admissions and deaths between 2006 and 2010 were analysed.

03/01/2017 - 08:42

A Swedish mother's successful stand against sugar has turned her into a social media sensation.

Anna Larsson decided to cut out sweet treats after realising how bad her young daughter's cravings had become.

02/28/2017 - 03:40

The World Health Organization has drawn up a list of the drug-resistant bacteria that pose the biggest threat to human health. Top of the list are gram-negative bugs, such as E. coli, which can cause lethal bloodstream infections and pneumonia in frail hospital patients.

02/28/2017 - 03:38

A blood test every four months could help women at high-risk of ovarian cancer find tumours early, say doctors. There is currently no screening programme for the disease, so high-risk women are advised to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.

02/23/2017 - 00:16

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.

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