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Is marriage improving your health?

In theory being married is better for than you than being single, but theres a twist, says Ben Ambridge Is your marriage healthy? Many studies have found that married people are healthier ...

Rule that patients must finish antibiotics course is wrong, study says

Experts suggest patients should stop taking the drugs when they feel better rather than completing their prescription Telling patients to stop taking antibiotics when they feel better ...

We are all mutants now: the trouble with genetic testing

The long read: With so many unknowns in our DNA, using genetics in medical testing doesnt always bring the answers sometimes it brings only doubt AnneMarie Ciccarella, a fast-talking ...

Stem cell therapies: medical experts call for strict international rules

Experts from 15 countries say regulation needed to prevent vulnerable patients pursuing unproven and potentially deadly treatments Medical and legal experts from around the world have ...

Jennifer Doudna: I have to be true to who I am as a scientist

Crispr inventor Jennifer Doudna talks about discovering the gene-editing tool, the split with her collaborator and the complex ethics of genetic manipulation Crispr. The technology ...

Brain game: how quitting routine tasks can help you learn new tricks

Daniel Glaser explains the benefits of taking on new challenges in middle age Although his previous attempt at a career break, by becoming an apprentice shoemaker in Florence, didnt ...

Robot hearts: medicines new frontier

The long read: From bovine valves to electrical motors and 3-D printed hearts, cardiologists are forging ahead with techologies once dismissed as crazy ideas On a cold, bright January ...

People whose ‘brain age’ is older than their real age more likely to die early

Scientists at Imperial College London used MRI scans and algorithms to produce computer-generated brain age and spot risk of dying young Doctors may be able to warn patients if they ...

Italian court rules mobile phone use caused brain tumour

Court awards pension to employee who claimed work-related use of a mobile led to him developing a benign tumour An Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile ...

Footballers could be at risk of dementia from blows to the head, study suggests

Findings show potential link between repeated sub-concussive head impacts and degenerative disease, although no clear link to football established Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/15/footballers-could-be-at-risk-of-dementia-from-blows-to-the-head-study-suggests

Successful male contraceptive gel trial brings new form of birth control closer

Designed to be a reversible and less invasive form of vasectomy, Vasalgel has been found to work reliably in primates A male contraceptive gel has been found to work reliably in a ...

Sickening, gruelling or frightful: how doctors measure pain | John Walsh

The Long Read: Suffering is difficult to describe and impossible to see. So how can doctors tell how much it hurts? One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, Ive got this awful ...
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