A Parliamentary investigation has begun into the risk of hospitals spreading the human form of “mad cow” disease as a result of failing to detect the infective agent responsible for the variant form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in tissue donations and on surgical instruments.
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Tuesday 24 November 2009
Two men were executed today for their part in China's poisoned milk powder scandal which killed at least six children and made more than 300,000 ill.
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Low-carbohydrate diets may damage arteries and increase the risk of heart attacks, research suggests. Scientists believe cutting carbs on Atkins-style diets impairs the regrowth and repair of blood vessels.
Thursday 16 July 2009
That we are 98.4 per cent genetically identical to chimpanzees is one of the more misleading factoids of our time. Genes have proved to be so complicated that this figure needs to be treated with extreme caution. For decades, 97-98.5 per cent of the genome (the complete set of genes in an organism) was dismissed as junk because it had no obvious function. The remaining tiny portion was known to be the blueprint for all proteins and hence other substances in the living body. Facetiously, we might once have wondered if it is merely the junk we share with chimpanzees.
Monday 06 July 2009
A few cups of coffee a day may be all that is needed to reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
Monday 15 June 2009
'This is something anyone can do, it is a tiny thing with a huge impact. MFM is about us all taking control of the environment we live in for the generations to come. Whether you eat meat or not you can be part of this decision to limit the meat industry destroying our planet's resources.' Stella McCartney, fashion designer
Thursday 14 May 2009
Thursday 05 February 2009
Vitamin D deficiency before and after birth may increase the risk of multiple sclerosis in some individuals, a study has shown.
Tuesday 11 November 2008
Tuesday 16 September 2008
The nerves of China's consumers were badly rattled today after a toxic baby milk scandal, which has seen two infants die and thousands made ill, widened to include milk products from the country's best-known dairy companies.
Thursday 04 September 2008
Wednesday 03 September 2008
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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