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

A smile may not mean your baby is happy

If you want to tell whether your baby is in pain, looking at its face may not be enough, researchers have found.

Man jailed for infecting teenager with HIV

A 31-year-old man was jailed today after infecting a young woman with HIV.

Doctor says 1998 France squad blood samples were suspicious

French football came under attack yesterday when a former doctor to the national side claimed there were "anomalies" in blood tests carried out on members of the World Cup-winning squad of 1998.

220 Irish schoolchildren in TB screening after outbreak

More than 200 children are to be screened for tuberculosis (TB) after an outbreak in a primary school, it emerged today.

Of Mutability, By Jo Shapcott<br />Rough Music, By Fiona Sampson

Both these new poetry collections demonstrate their authors' interest in the genre that involves writing about other art-forms, ekphrasis. For Jo Shapcott, the work of the late avant-garde artist, Helen Chadwick, provides inspiration. The title's direct reference is not to Spenser's envoi to The Faerie Queene but to Chadwick's 1986 ICA exhibition, "Of Mutability".

Steve Connor: The promise of an unlimited supply for transfusions

More than two million units of blood – some 250,000 gallons – are handled by the transfusion service each year. Yet shortages can and do happen, especially around holiday periods and special events, such as the recent World Cup, when many donors stayed at home.

Blood protein 'early clue to Alzheimer's'

Scientists have identified a protein that could be an early indicator for Alzheimer's disease, it emerged today.

New pain-free way to test for bone marrow donors

Britain's leading leukaemia charity has invented a painless new way to test whether someone is a match for a bone marrow transplant.

Blood test to predict age of menopause

A simple blood test may allow doctors to predict the age at which a woman will hit the menopause – and do so with enough accuracy to allow young women to plan a family by knowing how long they can safely put off having children.

Paternity riddle will see Bobby Fischer exhumed

The remains of chess genius Bobby Fischer are to be exhumed to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl, a lawyer representing the child and her mother said yesterday.

Leading article: Testing the limits

There will be no move to toughen up Britain's laws on drinking alcohol before driving, the Conservatives stated before the election. But we do not have a Conservative government; we have a coalition, and the Liberal Democrats have backed the idea of reducing the permissible amount of alcohol allowed in the blood of drivers from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg – as was recommended by yesterday's review of the drink-drive laws by Sir Peter North. Such a change, he said, could save 168 lives – about 7 per cent of UK road deaths – in a year.

Meat and potato diet 'reduces risk of lung cancer by half'

People with high levels of a vitamin found in meat, potatoes, fish and whole grains have half the risk of developing lung cancer, irrespective of whether they smoke.

[Rec] 2 (18)

This follow-up to the 2008 Spanish horror picks up the story minutes after its predecessor's conclusion.

The tribe that won its blood back

Four decades after giving blood to US researchers, the Yanomami hope their ancestors can finally rest in peace
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Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

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Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

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