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Illness kills boy who endured two bone marrow transplants

RHYS DANIELS, the boy who had two bone marrow transplants in an attempt to cure him of a fatal inherited disease, has died.

The Independent Archive: Mistletoe: a plant for all seasons

22 December 1987 Before ever a couple kissed under the Christmas mistletoe, it was a plant of ancient religious significance. Now it is emerging as a treatment for cancers. Oliver Gillie reports

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Friday Law Report: No general immunity for advice to settle

18 December 1998 Arthur J.S. Hall & Co (a firm) v Simons and other appeals Court of Appeal (Lord Bingham, Lord Chief Justice, Lord Justice Morritt and Lord Justice Waller) 14 December 1998

Letter: Stop protecting Pinochet

MUCH of the discussion relating to the Law Lords' ruling on Pinochet ("He's got a long way ahead", 29 November) has focused on the issue of whether a former head of state should have immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during his/her period of office.

Tuesday Law report: No immunity for unacceptable conduct

1 December 1998 Regina v Bartle and others, ex parte Pinochet; Regina v Evans and others, ex parte Pinochet House of Lords (Lord Slynn of Hadley; Lord Lloyd of Berwick, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Steyn and Lord Hoffmann) 25 November 1998

Letter: Leukaemia children

Sir: The Leukaemia Research Fund has been greatly saddened to learn of the death of Georgina Horlick. Despite all the pressures on her time, Georgina's mother, Nicola, has given selfless and invaluable support to the fundraising efforts of the Leukaemia Research Fund.

Hand over Pinochet and we'll try him ourselves, says Chile

CHILE yesterday sought to persuade Britain that the former dictator, Augusto Pinochet, would not escape legal action if the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, decided to halt extradition proceedings and send him home, write Hugh O'Shaughnessy and Rachel Sylvester.

Pleasure keeps diseases at bay

IT IS the news chocaholics have been waiting for: chocolate is good for you. The only problem is you have to sniff it, not eat it.

Standards: Corrupt MPs `should be stripped of immunity'

CORRUPT MPs should be stripped of their immunity from facing criminal charges in the courts, a Westminster watchdog said yesterday.

Documents could not be used in libel suit

Tuesday Law Report; 3 November 1998 Taylor and others v Serious Fraud Office and others House of Lords (Lord Lloyd of Berwick, Lord Goff of Chieveley, Lord Hoffman, Lord Hope of Craighead and Lord Hutton) 29 October 1998

Leukaemia blow to lost brothers

A LEUKAEMIA patient who hoped his long-lost brother could give him the bone- marrow transplant he needs to survive was told yesterday they are not a suitable match.

Bone marrow gift is a first

DOCTORS SAID yesterday they had used transplanted donor bone marrow from a four-year-old boy to save the life of his infant brother. It is the first time partially matched volunteer bone marrow has ever been transplanted into a child and then removed and used in another youngster.

Mystery scourge threatens to wipe out Britain's fell ponies

VETERINARY scientists are conducting research into a mystery genetic disorder which has killed hundreds of the Lake District's famous fell ponies, and threatens the survival of the breed.

Breakthrough in war against miscarriages

SCIENTISTS HAVE discovered a possible explanation for why a pregnant woman's body does not automatically reject her foetus - a puzzle that has gone unsolved since it was first raised more than 40 years ago.
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