Sleep researchers found that disruption to natural body clock has ‘severe’ impact on finely-tuned DNA
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Thursday 02 September 2010
If you want to tell whether your baby is in pain, looking at its face may not be enough, researchers have found.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
A 31-year-old man was jailed today after infecting a young woman with HIV.
Thursday 26 August 2010
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.
Saturday 21 August 2010
More than 200 children are to be screened for tuberculosis (TB) after an outbreak in a primary school, it emerged today.
Friday 20 August 2010
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".
Monday 16 August 2010
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.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Scientists have identified a protein that could be an early indicator for Alzheimer's disease, it emerged today.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Britain's leading leukaemia charity has invented a painless new way to test whether someone is a match for a bone marrow transplant.
Monday 28 June 2010
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.
Friday 18 June 2010
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.
Thursday 17 June 2010
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.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
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.
Friday 28 May 2010
This follow-up to the 2008 Spanish horror picks up the story minutes after its predecessor's conclusion.
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'