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

MMR row doctor is struck off by GMC

A "dishonest" doctor at the centre of the MMR row will be struck off the medical register, the General Medical Council (GMC) ruled today.

Boxing: Pacquiao agrees to blood tests for fight with Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao said yesterday he would be willing to take a blood test 14 days prior to a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jnr, edging the two men regarded as the world's best pound-for-pound boxers closer to a contest.

Blood test on newborns could prevent disability, say scientists

A blood test to assess the risk of brain damage in vulnerable newborn babies could save lives and prevent disability, scientists say.

Cycling: Pellizotti falls foul of UCI blood test

The International Cycling Union has requested disciplinary proceedings against last year's Giro runner-up Franco Pellizotti of Italy after finding suspicious data in his biological passport.

Cancer screening leads to burden of over-diagnosis

Screening programmes for cancer are leading to over-diagnosis of the disease, causing some people to live under the shadow of the diagnosis without gaining any benefit, specialists have warned.

DNA from dog helps to jail gunman

A man responsible for a carjacking at gunpoint was jailed thanks to crucial DNA from his pet dog, police said yesterday.

Former rugby star tried to trick breathalyser

Former Wales rugby union star JPR Williams put coins in his mouth to try to trick a breath test when he was arrested for drink-driving, a court heard today.

Baby's bladder removed by mistake

A 18-month-old girl will need to use a catheter for the rest of her life after a botched operation in which 90 per cent of her bladder was mistakenly taken out by a surgeon, a disciplinary hearing was told today.

Blood test offers hope to cancer sufferers

DNA analysis will enable doctors to pinpoint whether treatment is working

Genetic test for ageing may soon be possible

A genetic test for how quickly a person will age over the course of a lifetime may soon be possible following a study that has for the first time definitively identified DNA variations in the population that can be linked with biological ageing.

Ennis makes sparkling start to indoor season

Far from the madding crowd at a frozen Holyrood Park on Saturday, and the anguish of Mo Farah and Kenenisa Bekele, some joy for the golden girl of British athletics in the warmth of the Seb Coe Building at the UK Athletics National Performance Centre in Loughborough. While Farah was fading from first to third in the 4.2 kilometres short race at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country meeting, leaving the course seeking medical tests, and the great Bekele was suffering a rare defeat, finishing fourth in the 9km main race at Holyrood, Jessica Ennis was opening her indoor season in sparkling form in the low-key Loughborough University Open meeting.

Scientists' claim to have found the cause of ME is 'premature'

British researchers say US team should have waited for more evidence of viral link before publishing findings

Wanted: volunteers for free week-long holidays in Mexico

(Will be expected to spend days in hotel bathroom with very upset stomach)

Anthrax test on Cumbria heroin user is negative

Tests being carried out on a heroin user for anthrax poisoning are so far proving negative, health officials said yesterday.

Graham Lowe to have double heart bypass

New Manly Sea Eagles chief executive Graham Lowe will receive a double heart bypass next week, following his collapse at Auckland airport on Monday as he waited to board a flight to Sydney.

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