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How we met: ‘As a hardcore single person, I now know it’s never too late

How we met: ‘As a hardcore single person, I now know it’s never too late

Linda and John had been single for virtually their entire adult lives when they met in 2008; Linda was 60 and John was 56. Linda’s cat had died shortly before. “I decided I needed another…

HEALTH

Huntington’s disease: Woman who inherited gene sues NHS

Huntington’s disease: Woman who inherited gene sues NHS

A woman who was not informed that her father had a fatal, inherited brain disorder has told the High Court…

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

A teenage boy nearly died after vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in his lungs, doctors in Nottingham say. Ewan Fisher…

Ebola: Attackers kill DR Congo journalist shining light on virus

Ebola: Attackers kill DR Congo journalist shining light on virus

A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been…

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

A new way of editing the code of life could correct 89% of the errors in DNA that cause disease,…

Head injuries: Cheap drug ‘could save thousands of lives a year’

Head injuries: Cheap drug ‘could save thousands of lives a year’

A cheap and widely available drug could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year worldwide if it was routinely…

Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’

How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies,…

How our cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

How our cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Three scientists who discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels have won the 2019 Nobel Prize. Sir Peter…

‘Revolutionary’ drug for prostate cancer

‘Revolutionary’ drug for prostate cancer

Olaparib could become a revolutionary treatment for prostate cancer – the first genetically targeted drug for fighting the disease, say…

‘Time outs’ don’t do any harm, parents told

‘Time outs’ don’t do any harm, parents told

Using “time outs” to discipline children is not going to harm them or your relationship with them, US research suggests.…

Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique ‘more effective’

Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique ‘more effective’

A keyhole-surgery technique for treating heavy menstrual bleeding is more effective and just as safe as a non-invasive alternative, a…

Alzheimer’s blood test ‘one step closer’

Alzheimer’s blood test ‘one step closer’

Researchers say they can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear, which could help the…

Ear ‘tickling’ therapy could ‘help thwart ageing’

Ear ‘tickling’ therapy could ‘help thwart ageing’

Tickling the ear with a small electric current could rebalance the nervous system in over-55s and help them age more…

Gut bacteria may have motor neurone disease role

Gut bacteria may have motor neurone disease role

Gut bacteria may be playing a role in motor neurone disease, according to early studies in animals and people. Experiments…

Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say.…

TECH View all

Ford unveils all-electric car – the Mustang

Ford unveils all-electric car – the Mustang

Ford has unveiled its all-electric Mustang Mach E at a glitzy event in Los Angeles that included an appearance by…