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AI model takes us closer to personalised cancer treatments 11 Oct 2018, 6:11pm AI model takes us closer to personalised cancer treatments
Researchers from University College London believe the model could help doctors identify the best medication and drug dose to help a patient beat the disease, while minimising side effects.
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Do siblings lower your cancer risk? People with big families are less likely to develop the disease 11 Oct 2018, 5:40pm Do siblings lower your cancer risk? People with big families are less likely to develop the disease
The larger the family, the less frequently certain types of cancer occur, including brain, bladder, lung, stomach, breast, ovarian colorectal and cervical cancers as well as melanoma.
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Fasting for 24 hours three times a week REVERSED type 2 diabetes in a trio of men 11 Oct 2018, 3:35pm Updated Fasting for 24 hours three times a week REVERSED type 2 diabetes in a trio of men
Researchers at Scarborough Hospital, Ontario, found that one of the patients was even able to ditch insulin for good just five days into the fasting plan. And all of the men found the diet easy!
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Can YOU spot the missing letter from the alphabet in this chart? 11 Oct 2018, 2:29pm Updated Can YOU spot the missing letter from the alphabet in this chart?
The team at Optical Express has adapted the traditional Snellen chart millions of patients across the world are used to reading from in their eye tests.
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Not all obesity is the same: There are many types 11 Oct 2018, 2:07pm Not all obesity is the same: There are many types
Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute showed different types of obesity derail metabolism in different ways - and in doing so, have different implications for the sufferer's health.
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NYC doctors charged for prescribing opioids without seeing patients 11 Oct 2018, 1:47pm Updated NYC doctors charged for prescribing opioids without seeing patients
Drs Carl Anderson, Dante Cubangbang, Nkanga Nkanga, Anthony Pietropinto and Nadem Sayegh were arrested on Thursday in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.
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Flea-borne TYPHUS in LA County spreads to Long Beach 11 Oct 2018, 1:19pm Updated Flea-borne TYPHUS in LA County spreads to Long Beach
Typhus, a bacterial infection spread by fleas has infected 12 people in Long Beach, spreading to the third California city after cases in downtown LA and Pasadena over the past fortnight.
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Another reason to stop vaping: E-cigarette flavors are just as bad for lung function as smoking 11 Oct 2018, 1:10pm Another reason to stop vaping: E-cigarette flavors are just as bad for lung function as smoking
E-cigarettes have gained enormous popularity as a 'safer' alternative to combustible tobacco, but new research from the University of Athens found they cause lung inflammation and damage.
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Mice with two MOTHERS are born in China 11 Oct 2018, 12:46pm Updated Mice with two MOTHERS are born in China
Twenty-nine healthy mice were created by scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing using DNA taken from two mouse eggs - without sperm from a father.
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Gout is NOT caused by a poor diet! Wine and steak increase the risk of the condition by just 1% 11 Oct 2018, 12:44pm Updated Gout is NOT caused by a poor diet! Wine and steak increase the risk of the condition by just 1%
Researchers at the University of Otago found that the inflammatory condition is largely driven by genetics, debunking a centuries-old myth. Famous sufferers include Henry VIII.
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Severe obesity levels have hit a record high among Year 6 children 11 Oct 2018, 12:26pm Updated Severe obesity levels have hit a record high among Year 6 children
The proportion of English children who are classified as 'severely obese' is higher than ever this year, with 4.2 per cent – more than 24,000 children – falling into the fattest category.
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Medicinal cannabis oil will be available on prescription soon 11 Oct 2018, 11:59am Updated Medicinal cannabis oil will be available on prescription soon
From November 1, UK laws will change to allow cannabis-based products for medicinal use to be prescribed in England, Scotland and Wales, according to a statement from Sajid Javid.
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Hope for gay couples who want their own children as mice with two MOTHERS are born in China 11 Oct 2018, 11:19am Hope for gay couples who want their own children as mice with two MOTHERS are born in China
Twenty-nine healthy mice were created by scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing using DNA taken from two mouse eggs - without sperm from a father.
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EpiPens used by millions of allergy sufferers have flaws, says coroner 11 Oct 2018, 11:12am Updated EpiPens used by millions of allergy sufferers have flaws, says coroner
Dr Sean Cummings presided over Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's inquest, who died of an allergic reactions after eating a Pret a Manger sandwich. She passed away in a French hospital.
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Illinois boy, 7, is first EVER diagnosed with rare disease 11 Oct 2018, 10:26am Updated Illinois boy, 7, is first EVER diagnosed with rare disease
Will Kilquist, of Illinois, was diagnosed with one of 31 syndromes discovered in less than two years by a new national network dedicated to uncovering the roots of rare, undiagnosable diseases.
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Account executive, 26, became completely paralysed after the PILL caused her body to shut down  11 Oct 2018, 9:39am Updated Account executive, 26, became completely paralysed after the PILL caused her body to shut down 
Katrina Parra, 26, from Venezuela, developed abdominal pain, anxiety and near-constant vomiting in 2012. By Christmas Eve, Ms Parra was forced to go to intensive care.
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Medicinal cannabis oil will be available on prescription from NEXT MONTH, Home Secretary says  11 Oct 2018, 9:35am Medicinal cannabis oil will be available on prescription from NEXT MONTH, Home Secretary says 
From November 1, UK laws will change to allow cannabis-based products for medicinal use to be prescribed in England, Scotland and Wales, according to a statement from Sajid Javid.
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The morning after pill saves the US $6.2 million a year, study reveals 11 Oct 2018, 9:09am Updated The morning after pill saves the US $6.2 million a year, study reveals
A policy change in 2006 allowed American women to get levonorgestrel EC (sold as Plan B) without prescription, and broadened insurance coverage for general contraceptions like the Pill.
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Girl, 5, makes remarkable recovery from mysterious polio-like disease striking clusters of US kids 11 Oct 2018, 8:32am Updated Girl, 5, makes remarkable recovery from mysterious polio-like disease striking clusters of US kids
Elizabeth Storrie, five, is one of three children in Texas and 38 across the US to develop acute flaccid myelitis, a rare disorder that mostly strikes children, causing temporary paralysis.
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Woman, 30, lay in a bath of her BLOOD after doctors dismissed her vaginal cancer as an STI   11 Oct 2018, 7:46am Updated Woman, 30, lay in a bath of her BLOOD after doctors dismissed her vaginal cancer as an STI  
Amanda Hayes, 30, from Didcot, Oxford, was turned away by her GP for months, who insisted her persistent bloating and abdominal pain was IBS, and even suggested it may be an STI.
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Bride-to-be, 25, loses her memory because of a rare brain infection 11 Oct 2018, 5:51am Bride-to-be, 25, loses her memory because of a rare brain infection
Fran Geall, 25, from Falmouth in Cornwall, developed encephalitis for no apparent reason in March this year and spent a week in a coma before having to rebuild her life with her fiancée.
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Putting your fingers up your nose could spread bacteria which cause pneumonia 11 Oct 2018, 5:35am Updated Putting your fingers up your nose could spread bacteria which cause pneumonia
Researchers led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine say it would be unrealistic to tell children to stop touching their noses but hygiene could be improved around vulnerable relatives.
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Men who drink two cups of coffee or tea a day are more than twice as likely to get partners pregnant 11 Oct 2018, 4:29am Updated Men who drink two cups of coffee or tea a day are more than twice as likely to get partners pregnant
Experts in the US say that caffeine has a key effect on the chemicals ATP and GTP that stops them from breaking down, ensuring more energy for sperm to swim faster and for longer periods.
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