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Sleep researchers found that disruption to natural body clock has ‘severe’ impact on finely-tuned DNA

Tests on immigrants 'miss most TB'

Screening procedures for tuberculosis in immigrants in the UK are missing the majority of cases, new research has revealed.

Professor Baruch Blumberg: Nobel Prize-winning researcher who discovered the hepatitis B virus

The Nobel Prize-winning scientist Baruch Blumberg discovered the killer hepatitis B virus and also developed the first anti-cancer vaccine.

Steep rise in HIV cases leads to new guidance

More than 20 years since the first UK advertising campaign against HIV urged people "Don't die of ignorance" the number contracting the disease in the UK has almost doubled in a decade.

Breakthrough paves way for early-warning diabetes test

A test to detect diabetes up to 10 years before the first symptoms appear could soon emerge from preliminary research showing that it is possible to find changes in the blood of people who go on to develop the disease.

Honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani in court

A businessman accused of hiring a hitman to murder his wife on their honeymoon should be remanded in custody for his own safety, a court heard today.

Graeme Swann blood sample 'may be tainted'

A blood sample taken from England cricketer Graeme Swann when he was allegedly drink-driving may have been contaminated, a court heard today.

First reliable blood test for vCJD

British scientists have developed the world's first reliable blood test for the human version of mad cow disease.

Hopes raised of risk-free way to test for Down's syndrome

Doctors have developed a blood test for Down's syndrome that could eliminate the need for invasive investigations that put the unborn baby at risk.

New blood test can target one cancer cell in a billion

A blood test so sensitive it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones could revolutionise the way doctors monitor and tackle the spread of the disease.

Fresh call to review Hanratty case

The family of James Hanratty, who was hanged for the A6 murder nearly 50 years ago, are calling for the case to be reviewed again.

Prostate cancer test is too risky, say doctors

Doctors have warned against introducing a national screening programme for prostate cancer, because of concerns that the risks posed by the test are greater than its potential benefits.

Blood test to reveal age

Researchers have developed a new method of estimating a person's age from their blood, which could give detectives investigating a crime a crucial lead.

Type O blood may be fertility barrier

A woman's blood group could influence her chances of getting pregnant, scientists claim. Women with blood type O may struggle to conceive, they said, due to a lower egg count and poorer egg quality, according to a study. Women with blood group A seem to be better protected against falling egg counts.

RFL: Newton was not left 'high and dry' during ban

The Rugby League and the UK Anti-Doping Agency have denied that Terry Newton was left "high and dry" when he was banned from the game.

Scientists hail one-off test for prostate cancer

A single blood test for prostate cancer in middle-aged men can predict those at highest risk of dying from the disease, a study has shown.

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