Undetected high blood pressure found in new mums

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Women with severe pre-eclampsia should have their blood pressure closely monitored for a year after giving birth because high blood pressure can remain undetected, a new study suggests. It found... Read More

'Undervalued' GPs fuelling a 'crisis'

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GPs are leaving the profession at an increasing rate because they feel “undervalued”, fuelling what the British Medical Association (BMA) has described as a “crisis”. Research by the University of... Read More

Doctors given approval for UK's first 'three-person babies'

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Doctors have received permission to create the UK’s first “three-person” babies for two women at risk of passing inheritable diseases to their children. The two cases involve women who have... Read More

Prostate cancer deaths overtake those from breast cancer

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK, figures... Read More

Blood test finds toxic Alzheimer's proteins

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Scientists in Japan and Australia have developed a blood test that can detect the build-up of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The work, published in the journal Nature, is... Read More

'Overwhelming' evidence for adding folic acid to flour

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There are fresh calls for the government to fortify flour with folic acid in the UK to help protect babies from common birth defects. A new study concludes higher doses... Read More

Brain 'pacemaker' for Alzheimer's

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LaVonne Moore has Alzheimer’s disease, but her doctors hope her dementia symptoms could possibly be kept in check by a new type of treatment. Electric wires implanted deep in her... Read More