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WHO invites us to talk about depression

300 million people suffer from depression according to the latest World Health Organisation statistics.

300 million people suffer from depression according to the latest World Health Organisation statistics.

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Takeaway: looking glass

This “magic mirror” has been made by European researchers It reads your face and tells you about your health A set of cameras capture possible signs of health problems Depth sensors analyse your face

This “magic mirror” has been made by European researchers It reads your face and tells you about your health A set of cameras capture possible signs of health problems Depth sensors analyse your face

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Monkey trial raises hopes of new male contraceptive gel

After a successful trial on monkeys, a gel called Vasalgel is raising hopes that men will have another option when it comes to contraceptives.

After a successful trial on monkeys, a gel called Vasalgel is raising hopes that men will have another option when it comes to contraceptives.

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Researchers create first viable human-animal hybrid embryo

Scientists have created the first human-animal hybrids in a major breakthrough which could address a critical shortage of donor organs. A team of

Scientists have created the first human-animal hybrids in a major breakthrough which could address a critical shortage of donor organs. A team of

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A transplant operation of cartilage from the nose could bring help to people who suffer knee problems

Swiss doctors have reported that cartilage cells harvested from patients’ own noses have been used to successfully produce cartilage transplants for the treatment of the knees of 10 adults with damage

Swiss doctors have reported that cartilage cells harvested from patients’ own noses have been used to successfully produce cartilage transplants for the treatment of the knees of 10 adults with damage

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Sperm mix up possible, Dutch fertility centre warns

Twenty-six women receiving a specialised fertilisation treatment in Utrecht may have been fertilised using sperm from the wrong donor.

Twenty-six women receiving a specialised fertilisation treatment in Utrecht may have been fertilised using sperm from the wrong donor.

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Australian students recreate Martin Shkreli price-hike drug

The man who became a global figure of greed after hiking the price of a life-saving drug by 5000 percent in the US, may have just met his match.

The man who became a global figure of greed after hiking the price of a life-saving drug by 5000 percent in the US, may have just met his match.

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Fresh hope of a "functional cure" for HIV

The surprising results have come from a US study in monkeys involving an antibody used to treat Crohn's disease.

The surprising results have come from a US study in monkeys involving an antibody used to treat Crohn's disease.

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Fighting dementia with gaming

A mobile game that challenges a gamer’s spatial navigation has generated the largest-ever dementia study.

A mobile game that challenges a gamer’s spatial navigation has generated the largest-ever dementia study.

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Life & Death: what the stats say about you

Advances in medicine and better awareness about lifestyle choices mean Europeans are living longer than ever.

Advances in medicine and better awareness about lifestyle choices mean Europeans are living longer than ever.

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Brain implant allows paralysed monkey to walk

It’s being hailed as a major medical breakthrough: partially-paralysed monkeys have learned to walk again thanks to a brain implant that uses wireless signals to bypass broken nerves in the spinal cor

It’s being hailed as a major medical breakthrough: partially-paralysed monkeys have learned to walk again thanks to a brain implant that uses wireless signals to bypass broken nerves in the spinal cor

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Piecing together the gender jigsaw of autism

Scientists in the US are seeking to enroll hundreds of families with autistic sons but unaffected daughters in a study looking for genetic clues and protective…

Scientists in the US are seeking to enroll hundreds of families with autistic sons but unaffected daughters in a study looking for genetic clues and protective…

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Avatars help schizophrenia patients silence tormenting voices

People with schizophrenia are volunteering for a European research project to help the control and perhaps even silence the tormenting voices in their heads by confronting a computer avatar of…

People with schizophrenia are volunteering for a European research project to help the control and perhaps even silence the tormenting voices in their heads by confronting a computer avatar of…

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New ray of hope for premature babies

A Milan hospital is testing new optical technology to monitor the flow of oxygen in the brain of premature babies.

A Milan hospital is testing new optical technology to monitor the flow of oxygen in the brain of premature babies.

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Takeaway: new hope for premature babies

First days in life can be hard Premature babies are under close monitoring but doctors lack tools to measure oxygenation and blood flow in the brain An innovative optical instrument is being tested to

First days in life can be hard Premature babies are under close monitoring but doctors lack tools to measure oxygenation and blood flow in the brain An innovative optical instrument is being tested to

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Replacing animal testing with cultured human cells

Animal testing raises sometimes violently passionate debate and opposition, but for medical research surely it is sadly unavoidable? Perhaps not for much longer if European scientists' research bears

Animal testing raises sometimes violently passionate debate and opposition, but for medical research surely it is sadly unavoidable? Perhaps not for much longer if European scientists' research bears

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Spider venom could save lives

A team of Irish researchers is conducting an unusual kind of experiment – they are examining the venom of some of the hundreds of species of spiders found in Ireland in the hope it may have medicinal…

A team of Irish researchers is conducting an unusual kind of experiment – they are examining the venom of some of the hundreds of species of spiders found in Ireland in the hope it may have medicinal…

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How did baker's yeast lead to the Nobel Prize for Medicine?

Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel Prize for physiology and Medicine for discovering the process of autophagy. But what is it and why is it important for all of us?

Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel Prize for physiology and Medicine for discovering the process of autophagy. But what is it and why is it important for all of us?

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Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in medicine

The 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology has been awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for research in the field of Autophagy.

The 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology has been awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for research in the field of Autophagy.

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3D printed cast could replace plaster

If you’ve ever had to wear a cast, you will be familiar with the discomfort of not being able to scratch that itch on your leg or arm.

If you’ve ever had to wear a cast, you will be familiar with the discomfort of not being able to scratch that itch on your leg or arm.