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Scientists find new mechanism to explain development of cancer

Breakthrough in cancer gene research could lead to improved treatments, says scientists behind discovery.

Studying astronaut headaches could help patients on Earth

A cure for headaches and impaired vision may be found by studying astronauts in space as well as patients on Earth.

How to boost your vitamin intake

Certain types of apples or cuts of salmon contain more vitamins than others. Find out how you can optimise your vitamin intake.

Scientists tweak results in human trials

Scientists all too often fiddle with the results of human trials to make new drugs or treatment plans appear more effective than they actually are.

Many women needlessly take cholesterol-lowering drugs

More than half of middle-aged women who take cholesterol-lowering medicines called 'statins' have neither cardiovascular disease or diabetes, shows new research.

How happiness is challenging GDP as the measure of a country's health

OPINION: Denmark has reclaimed its place as the happiest country in the world, according to the latest annual World Happiness Report, closely followed by Iceland, Norway, and Finland. But it is equality and not GDP that makes the Nordic countries top in the happiness polls.

The immune system can fight cancer

We can now guide the immune system to fight cancer, and tailor immunotherapeutic treatments for each patient.

Fibre and protein enhance gut bacteria in children

Diet is crucial when a child transitions from breast-milk to solid food and helps ensure they develop a rich diversity of gut bacteria, shows new research.

Ozone may be the cause of health problems among airline crew

Pilots and flight attendants have long complained about health problems. New study suggests that high ozone levels and low cabin humidity might be to blame.

Healthy gut microbes could treat malnutrition

Gut microbes taken from healthy children reduced the harmful side effects of malnutrition in mice, including stunted growth and development.