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The former BBC presenter told police he questioned why alleged victims "waited 20 years to come out" with claims

How a family tree can save your life

Finding out which conditions afflicted our forebears can tell us more about the risks we face than expensive genetic tests. Hugh Wilson reports

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The risk of developing cancer in middle age has risen by almost a fifth within a generation, causing thousands more individuals to live under the burden of the diagnosis.

The Night Watch, BBC2, Tuesday<br/>Double Lesson, Channel 4, Friday

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Betty Ford, former first lady, dies at 93

Her openness about her problems means she has left an enduring legacy

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After years of playing Rachel in Friends, followed by a never-ending stream of formulaic rom-coms, Jennifer Aniston tells Gill Pringle she has found a new drill

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A faulty gene means Gaby Koppel carries a high risk of female cancers. Taking no chances, she's had her breasts and ovaries removed &ndash; but how can she help her children with the choices they face?

Michelle Brunner: Bridge player regarded as one of Britain's finest

Michelle Brunner's life revolved around bridge.

Christina Patterson: We can't keep paying people to be poor

It's very very hard for the people who will be poorer. But paying healthy people not to work doesn't help the healthy people

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Doctor Ann McPherson: GP and activist who campaigned to change the law on assisted dying

When the actor Hugh Grant picked up the British Medical Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Communication on behalf of Dr Ann McPherson, he described her as "part doctor, part campaigner, part stalker" for her subtle, persistent, and ultimately successful pursuit of his support, and said it was "a massive honour" for him to help pick up her award (which he did alongside Ann's husband, Klim).

Plastic fantastic: the life of Poly Styrene

Poly Styrene, the female punk musician whose band X-Ray Spex changed the direction of popular culture, has died from cancer at the age of 53.

Simple blood test could save hundreds from ovarian cancer

A £20 blood test given to women with suspected ovarian cancer could save hundreds of lives a year, experts said yesterday.

Punk icon Poly Styrene dies

Punk icon Poly Styrene has died at the age of 53.

Deborah Ross: Health scare stories can give you cancer

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Cancer recurrence linked to weight

Piling on the pounds increases the chances of breast cancer returning after treatment, a study has shown.

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