‘In the hospital, they thought we were sisters. I was always aware of the way people might be reacting to the fact that we were lesbians and felt less comfortable in a public ward. Being lesbian made an already traumatic situation worse. I constantly felt in general like I always had my out myself to explain my role was in her care and life’
Many different kinds of primate appear to self-medicate – and for a variety of conditions and reasons. Sophia Daoudi asks if humans should also consider chimplants
'It will be the largest study that’s ever tested the impact of weight loss on cancer– any form of cancer. We are very hopeful'
The scientists have instead suggested the best way to protect against HIV is to only have sex in a 'heterosexual family' context
Teratoma or 'evil twin' tumours are extremely rare and occur when a growth resembling a human body grows inside someone. They can feature bones, hair, teeth and facial features
The report's authors have called for further research to examine the possible link and caution their current results are not yet conclusive
One in 150 children are thought to experience the condition which can leave children unable to speak to people outside their family or immediate social circle for years
The prematurely-born babies were also found to be more likely to suffer from chronic health problems as adults
The scheme reportedly costs £1 billion per year and was introduced by Labour under Tony Blair's premiership
Despite the rise in arrests, one-fifth of motorists do not know it is an offence to drive while impaired by prescription drugs
Researchers believe the discovery could be 'really helpful' in curing a condition that affects 350,000 in the UK
The robot could one day be used to patch up wounds inside the stomach, or deliver targeted medicines
Countries where abortion is illegal have slightly higher abortion rates than countries where the procedures are legal, the research found
Research suggests pig factories may heavily use antibiotics on pigs as they often feature overcrowding which can lead to animals biting each other and subsequently spreading infection through their wounds. Many animals also have poor immune systems as they are taken from their mother while still suckling
'There are homeopathic asthma inhalers being sold. These aren’t any better at stopping an asthma attack than a placebo. An untreated asthma attack can be fatal'
One woman said she would be 'haunted for the rest of her life' by the 'unnecessary suffering' her elderly mother went through following an unsafe discharge