Valentine's Day prompts mini baby boom, NHS data shows

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It is a day known for ostentatious displays of romance. But it appears Valentine’s Day really does lead to love in the air after new figures, for 2015, showed an... Read More

Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

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Older people are often assumed to want amiable companionship in later life rather than passion-fuelled romance. But a survey of 2,002 older Britons suggests 52% of over-65s feel they do... Read More

Pakistan gang 'stole spinal fluid from women'

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Pakistani police have arrested four people accused of stealing spinal fluid from women. The suspects told women they had to provide blood samples to qualify for financial assistance from the... Read More

New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

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US scientists have discovered a new family of antibiotics in soil samples. The natural compounds could be used to combat hard-to-treat infections, the team at Rockefeller University hopes. Tests show... Read More

Schizophrenia patients calmed by video game

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People with schizophrenia can be trained by playing a video game to control the part of the brain linked to verbal hallucinations, researchers say. Patients in a small study were... Read More

Take sick children to pharmacies first, parents told

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Parents of young children with minor illnesses should take them to pharmacies rather than GPs or A&E, a new NHS England campaign says. It follows a survey which found just... Read More

First human eggs grown in laboratory

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Human eggs have been grown in the laboratory for the first time, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh. The team say the technique could lead to new ways of... Read More

Richard Handley: 'Gross failures' in constipation death

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A “missed opportunity” for potentially life-saving treatment contributed to the death of a man from constipation complications, an inquest has found. Richard Handley, 33, who had Down’s syndrome, died at... Read More