UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

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The UK’s first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said. It has been developed at Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science... Read More

Ebola virus burial teams may have 'saved thousands of lives'

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Media playback is unsupported on your device They were ordinary people doing an extraordinary job in extremely dangerous times. Now new research suggests Red Cross volunteers who helped bury most... Read More

Danger map reveals health threat zone

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South America is a hotbed of potential viruses that could be the next major threat to the world’s health, according to “danger maps”. The EcoHealth Alliance in New York looked... Read More

'Remarkable' drop in new HIV cases among men

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For the first time, new diagnoses of HIV have fallen among men who have sex with men in England, according to data from Public Health England. They have decreased from... Read More

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom

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Young people are turning to cosmetic procedures such as botox and dermal fillers as a result of social media pressure, according to a report. A study by the Nuffield Council... Read More

Ninth avoidable baby death at NHS trust

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A ninth avoidable baby death has been uncovered by BBC News at a troubled NHS trust. Maddison Dawn Wilkins Jackson died in 2013 after staff at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital... Read More

How to make labour wards safer

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Failure to monitor properly baby heart rates during labour is one reason why some newborns are dying on UK maternity wards, an investigation has found. The Each Baby Counts inquiry,... Read More

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'

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Men who delay starting a family are more likely to have “geekier” sons, a study suggests. They were brighter, more focused and less bothered about fitting in – according to... Read More

Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

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Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice. Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna are testing the safety... Read More