Fertility MOT tests 'a waste of money'

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Fertility tests marketed at women worried they have left it too late to have a baby, can be a “waste of money”. Ovarian reserve tests, which can cost £100 or... Read More

North Korea: China urges North Korea to stop missile tests

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China’s foreign minister has told his North Korean counterpart that Pyongyang should stop carrying out nuclear and missile tests, hours after fresh sanctions were agreed by the United Nations Security... Read More

HIV tests for new GP patients 'can aid early diagnosis'

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Offering HIV testing when people register with a new GP in areas of high prevalence is cost-effective and could prolong lives, a new study says. Patients at 40 GP surgeries... Read More

More high-rises fail fire safety tests

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Cladding on 60 high-rise buildings across 25 local authority areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government has said. Tests are taking place on the fire resistance of... Read More

Cladding fire tests failed by 27 high-rise blocks

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Cladding on 27 tower blocks in 15 council areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government says. This comes after Camden... Read More

Drug 'reverses' ageing in animal tests

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A drug that can reverse aspects of ageing has been successfully trialled in animals, say scientists. They have rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even... Read More

California mulls driver-free car tests

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles is considering new regulations to allow driverless cars without back-up drivers to be tested on its roads. Currently 27 manufacturers have a permit to... Read More

Blood tests spot ovarian cancer early

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A blood test every four months could help women at high-risk of ovarian cancer find tumours early, say doctors. There is currently no screening programme for the disease, so high-risk... Read More

Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

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The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists. Tumours can “seed” themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is... Read More