Medical research

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Mediterranean diet ‘can reduce heart attacks in people at higher risk’
First study of its kind finds diet can benefit hundreds of millions with obesity, diabetes or other risk factors

Andrew Gregory Health editor

29, Mar, 2023 @10:30 PM

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Cancer drug leaflets for patients in Europe omit important facts
Researchers find information about cancer drugs can be lacking and ‘potentially misleading’

Andrew Gregory Health editor

29, Mar, 2023 @9:30 PM

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Rewriting Covid history is no bad thing | Letter
Letter: Toby Green and Thomas Fazi take issue with a critique of their book on the pandemic

28, Mar, 2023 @5:07 PM

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‘Being truthful is essential’: scientist who stumbled upon Wuhan Covid data speaks out
Florence Débarre’s discovery of genetic data online showed for first time that animals susceptible to coronavirus were present at market

Michael Safi and Eli Block

28, Mar, 2023 @2:00 AM

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‘I felt pushed out’: long Covid sufferers fight for fairness in the workplace
Sarah Barley-McMullen says she felt unable to stay in her post as a senior academic as her employers were unwilling to accommodate her needs

Heather Stewart

26, Mar, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Does the future of medicine lie in space?
Earth’s gravity makes it harder to cultivate the proteins needed to study diseases and pathogens. And although the cost of space travel is high, private enterprise is stepping in

David Cox

26, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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AI expert Meredith Broussard: ‘Racism, sexism and ableism are systemic problems’
The journalist and academic says the bias encoded in artificial intelligence systems can’t be fixed with better data alone – the change has to be societal

Zoë Corbyn

26, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Gut bacteria in babies may predict type 1 diabetes in later life, study finds
Researchers identify ‘microbe signature’ found to be in infants who went on to develop disease in childhood or adolescence

Robin McKie Science Editor

26, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Bheed review – lockdown thriller cuts across India’s class conflict
A tense, state-of-the-nation drama set in Covid-era India successfully exposes how the caste system underpins much of the country’s division and strife

Cath Clarke

23, Mar, 2023 @6:30 PM

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E coli from meat behind half a million UTIs in the US every year, study suggests
Fatal bloodstream illnesses driven by urinary tract infections could rise, warn scientists as research shows link to food-borne bacteria

Sophie Kevany

23, Mar, 2023 @2:53 PM

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Beethoven’s bad liver may not have been solely down to alcohol, say experts
Cambridge study reveals the great composer experienced a hepatitis B infection and was at high risk for liver disease

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

22, Mar, 2023 @3:01 PM

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All hormonal contraceptives ‘carry small increased risk of breast cancer’
Research finds use of progestogen is associated with a 20-30% higher risk but this falls after no longer taking it

Rachel Hall

21, Mar, 2023 @6:00 PM

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