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Obama defends health care reforms

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 03:03
President Barack Obama defends his plans for health reform in a news conference broadcast live in the US.

Study nails secret of child sleep

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 23:13
Researchers have found that sedentary children take far longer to 'nod off' at night than their more active playmates.

Public warned about health MOTs

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 23:03
Private health checks offer poor value for money and can lead to painful and often possibly dangerous tests, a consumer group says.

Seeking solutions

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 17:49
Obama's plans to shake up costly US healthcare system

World's first double arm transplant man extols the joys of scratching

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 12:08
A German farmer who received the world's first transplant of two complete arms extols the joy of scratching.

Signing up

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 03:47
'Why my samples might help to save lives'

Final say

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 01:20
Why doctors still have the last say over treatment

Saliva test for early birth risk

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 22:41
A simple saliva test could help spot which expectant women are most likely to deliver their baby prematurely, experts believe.

Phone gadget to diagnose disease

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 22:16
A new device that attaches to a mobile phone could be used to diagnose diseases in the developing world.

Global response

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 15:10
How countries are dealing with the swine flu pandemic

Journey's end?

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 12:41
Africans may no longer have to walk miles for Aids drugs

Africa HIV city care questioned

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 09:04
More HIV/Aids patients in Africa could be treated if funds were switched from lab testing to care in villages, study suggests.

Global swine flu deaths top 700

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 07:55
H1N1 swine flu has killed more than 700 people around the world, says the World Health Organization.

Concern over Broadmoor 'failings'

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 06:49
Broadmoor high-security hospital is criticised by a health watchdog over its high suicide rate and failure to protect patients.

River blindness 'can be beaten'

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 06:00
Drugs can wipe out the debilitating disease river blindness, which affects 37m people, a study suggests.

Pendulum heart cured by spine op

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 05:25
A teenage girl whose heart was pushed to the wrong side of her body by a rare spine problem is cured by surgery.

Stressed parents up asthma risk

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 03:55
Stressed parents may increase the risk that a child will develop asthma, research findings suggest.

China swine flu pupils released

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 01:08
The first batch of British school pupils quarantined in China after members of the group contracted swine flu has been released.

Immune therapy Alzheimer's hope

Mon, 07/20/2009 - 22:06
An immune system therapy given to cancer patients could have the added benefit of reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Potent cancer drug hopes raised

Mon, 07/20/2009 - 22:03
A new way of making cancer cells die has been discovered by UK scientists, raising hopes of potent new treatments.

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