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Late abortion tribunal challenge

Fri, 05/29/2009 - 12:30
Pro life campaigners are continuing their fight for the publication of details of late medical abortions.

SA doctors march for better pay

Fri, 05/29/2009 - 12:23
Hundreds of South African doctors march through Pretoria to demand a 50% pay rise and more investment in hospitals.

What the way you hold a glass says about your personality

Fri, 05/29/2009 - 07:26
The way you hold your glass can reveal much more than you might realise, a psychologist has warned.

Many autism cases 'undiagnosed'

Fri, 05/29/2009 - 05:04
A significant number of children with autism and related disorders could be undiagnosed, a study has suggested.

Bipolar experts' EastEnders help

Fri, 05/29/2009 - 02:47
Scriptwriters for a BBC soap opera are aided by university researchers in a storyline involving bipolar disorder.

Malaria parasites 'resist drugs'

Fri, 05/29/2009 - 00:36
International scientists say research in Cambodia shows the first signs of resistance to the world's best anti-malaria drug.

Malaria warning

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 20:15
Cambodia scientists fear a global health disaster

Routine aspirin benefits queried

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 20:11
Aspirin should not routinely be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, contrary to official guidance, say researchers.

Perfectionism hits working women

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 20:00
Women are more likely than men to suffer feelings of inadequacy at home and at work because they are not meeting their own high standards, say US researchers.

Woman gives birth at Tube station

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 11:31
A 32-year-old woman gives birth to the first baby boy to be born on the London Underground.

Fergus on flu

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 08:43
What is behind the latest jump in UK cases?

People may 'taste' words

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 08:10
We are all capable of "hearing" shapes and sizes and perhaps even "tasting" sounds, according to a study.

Contact lens stem cell sight aid

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 07:41
Scientists have used specially designed contact lenses to improve the sight of people with cornea damage.

John's story

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 07:38
What became of the boy who can't stop swearing?

Nut allergy 'hits Asian children'

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 07:38
A disproportionately high number of Asian children are being diagnosed with nut allergy, an expert says.

Circumcised die in South Africa

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 06:05
Eight South African boys die and three are in hospital after botched circumcisions, officials say.

'Healthy lifestyles' wane in US

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 20:42
The number of US adults following a healthy lifestyle falls in the last two decades despite health campaigns, a study shows.

Music 'nurtures' premature babies

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 20:39
Playing music to premature babies may help to reduce their pain and encourage better oral feeding, work suggests.

Child diabetes cases 'to double'

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 20:34
The number of under-fives in Europe with type 1 diabetes is set to double between 2005 and 2020, say experts.

Glowing monkeys 'to aid research'

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 14:20
Genetically modified primates that glow green and pass the trait on to their offspring could aid the fight against human disease.