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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 19:28

C. diff used to beat C. diff infection

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Potentially deadly Clostridium difficile infections have been treated with a dose of... more C. difficile.
The "fight-fire-with-fire" approach by US doctors replaced aggressive versions

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 15:26

Blood test 'boost' in ovarian cancer fight

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Regular blood tests can detect 86% of ovarian cancers before the point at which women normally would be diagnosed, according to a trial that could lead to national screening.
Ovarian tumours are often deadly as they are caught too late.

More than three-quarters of Britons say they would not recognise signs of skin cancer, a survey by the British Association of Dermatologists suggests.
The disease now causes about 2,100 deaths annually in the UK.

Our modern lifestyle is often blamed for the explosion in conditions like asthma, diabetes and obesity - but the evidence that our predecessors didn't suffer such ailments has been hard to come by - until now.

Saturday, 02 May 2015 15:17

3D windpipe 'saves children's lives'

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Three babies have been saved from a life-threatening condition by using 3D printed windpipe splints to help them breathe, a pilot study reveals.
The patients suffer from a rare illness that means their windpipes

Modifying the DNA of embryos is a "line that should not be crossed", a leading figure in US research says.
Dr Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health director, was responding to reports that the first embryos

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