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Prostate cancer blood test ‘helps target treatment’

Prostate cancer blood test ‘helps target treatment’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Blood tests could help target precision drugs at the right people with cancer Scientists have developed a blood test that could pick out…

London fire: Some victims will be kept unconscious for days

London fire: Some victims will be kept unconscious for days

Image copyright Leon Neal/Getty Images Image caption Many people suffered the effects of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning Hospital doctors are keeping some casualties from the Grenfell Tower fire…

Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’

Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’

Image copyright Magone/Getty Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts. It is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol, says the…

NHS cyber-attack was ‘launched from North Korea’

NHS cyber-attack was ‘launched from North Korea’

Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ can detect the work of hackers around the globe British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled…

NHS cyber-attack was ‘launched from North Korea’

NHS cyber-attack was ‘launched from North Korea’

Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ can detect the work of hackers around the globe British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled…

Heroic public sector staff deserve more pay – Hunt

Heroic public sector staff deserve more pay – Hunt

Image copyright ShotShare/Getty Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has indicated he will press the chancellor to give public sector staff more pay. He made the comments following a speech in which…

‘Monumental U-turn’ on cancer drug

‘Monumental U-turn’ on cancer drug

Image copyright SPL A pioneering and life-extending drug repeatedly deemed too expensive will now be offered on the NHS in England. It is the result of a confidential deal between…

Pregnant women smoking rates ‘concern’ in England

Pregnant women smoking rates ‘concern’ in England

Image copyright Thinkstock The reduction in smoking rates among pregnant women in England has slowed down in the past year, prompting concern from health charities. NHS figures show 10.5% of…

Catch whooping cough and get £3,500

Catch whooping cough and get £3,500

Image copyright chrispecoraro/Getty How much money would it take to persuade you to be deliberately infected with whooping cough for the sake of medical science? Researchers at Southampton University are…

Catch whooping cough and earn £3,500

Catch whooping cough and earn £3,500

Image copyright chrispecoraro/Getty How much money would it take to persuade you to be deliberately infected with whooping cough for the sake of medical science? Researchers at Southampton University are…