Medical research

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Three or more concussions add up to long-term cognitive problems, study suggests
Multiple concussions in a lifetime were shown to affect the ability to plan and pay attention, though research also underlined health benefits of playing sport

Donna Lu and Stephanie Convery

31, Jan, 2023 @12:22 AM

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The human genome needs updating. But how do we make it fair?
Healthcare’s standard genome is mostly based on one American. As we enter the era of personalised medicine, this bias has drawbacks for much of the world’s population

Ida Emilie Steinmark

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Plant toxin hailed as ‘new weapon’ in antibiotic war against bacteria
Scientists say albicidin has allowed them to take a giant step forward to creating a powerful new range of antibacterial drugs

Robin McKie Science editor

29, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Misophonia: how ‘sound rage’ destroys relationships and forces people to move home
Sent into apoplexy by whistling noses? Can’t bear the sound of people eating? You could be one of the many people affected by this potentially debilitating condition

Ellie Violet Bramley

26, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Ignore the ‘superpower’ boasts – UK pharma looks superchallenged
NHS crisis, withdrawal of tax credits and exit from EU blamed for fall in UK share of R&D market

Nils Pratley

25, Jan, 2023 @5:16 PM

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‘Culture is hard to break’: Kenya’s medical schools face a shortage of cadavers
Medical training is in demand, but hesitancy on body donation means students have little to work with, while an illicit trade in transplant organs flourishes

Caroline Kimeu

24, Jan, 2023 @1:10 PM

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Older patients on medley of drugs ‘at higher risk of adverse reactions’
Older people prescribed 10 or more medicines by GPs at threefold increased risk, researchers say

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Does Covid reinfection bring more health risks – or make you ‘super immune’?
The debate over the risks of reinfections – which are likely to continue – could determine what precautions people take, but experts disagree on the data

Eric Berger

23, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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MPs urge asbestos company to pay £10m to fund cancer research
All-party group including peers backs campaign by victims’ group, saying Cape ‘knowingly put people in danger’

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @6:55 PM

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‘This will happen before 2030’: how the science behind Covid vaccines might help to fight cancer
The success of mRNA-based drugs in combating coronavirus is inspiring scientists to create similar vaccines for melanoma and other tumours

David Cox

22, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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New treatment strategy cuts risk of bowel cancer returning by 28%
UK trial across three countries finds that giving patients chemotherapy before surgery was more effective

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, Jan, 2023 @9:00 PM

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GM bacteria could combat antibiotic resistance, study suggests
Re-engineered bacteria able to target drug-resistant infections in mice, research finds

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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