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Germ clue to childhood cancer

[ad_1] Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A UK researcher believes science has now identified what can cause the most common type of cancer in children. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia affects one in 2,000 children before they turn 16.Prof Mel Greaves of the Institute of Cancer Research thinks it starts with a mutation picked up in the womb and an immune system not exposed to enough microbes early in life. Priming infants
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BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals ‘incurable’ cancer

[ad_1] Image copyright Claire Wood Image caption Rachael Bland hosts the podcast You, Me and the Big C with Lauren Mahon and Deborah James BBC presenter Rachael Bland, who blogs about having cancer, says her hopes now rest on clinical trials after being told her breast cancer was "incurable".The 40-year-old said she had become a "lab rat", in her latest post, after starting her first trial last week.She also revealed
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Patients lose hip replacement court case

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Hundreds of patients have lost the first round of a legal battle for compensation at the High Court over allegedly "defective" hip implants.A judge ruled that manufacturer DePuy was not liable to the 312 patients who claimed they had been injured by the implants.Claimants say the metal-on-metal hips were defective and meant some patients needed more surgery than necessary.The Pinnacle Ultamet replacement was withdrawn from
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Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Bats are mainly considered to be virus's natural host. Health officials in the south Indian state of Kerala say nine people have died in confirmed and suspected cases of the deadly Nipah virus.Three victims tested positive for the virus in the last fortnight. The results of the remaining six samples will be available later on Monday.Twenty five others have been hospitalised with symptoms of
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Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vaccines were first used in a limited trial during the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.The experimental vaccine proved effective when used in limited trials during the outbreak in West Africa in 2014-16.At least 25 people are
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Nanoparticles from tea leaves ‘destroy lung cancer cells’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.The joint Swansea University and Indian team was actually intending to create markers for detecting tumours.They were amazed to discover the "quantum dots" they manufactured destroyed 80% of the lung cancer cells they were applied to.But the team said creating a useable treatment could be
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Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Creative The diagnosis of cancer and other diseases in the UK can be transformed by using artificial intelligence, Theresa May is to say.The NHS and technology companies should use AI as a "new weapon" in research, the PM will urge in a speech later.Experts say it can be used to help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths a year by 2033 while aiding the fight against heart disease,
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Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Should we be eating earlier to boost our health? We've been warned repeatedly about the health perils of being out-of-sync with our body clocks. Are we eating in the right way for these circadian rhythms, and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health and help us lose weight?'Breakfast like a king'What did you eat this morning for breakfast or lunch?The chances are
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How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are three million e-cigarette users in the UK A man in America died when his vape pen exploded, but how dangerous are e-cigarettes?The case has made headlines around the world, and is believed to be the first death caused by vaping products in the US. The man, Tallmadge D'Elia, died at his home in Florida when his device blew up and projected