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22 March 2011 Last updated at 14:59 ET
Full face transplant for US man
A 25-year-old man horrifically injured by an accident involving an electric power line has received a full face transplant in the US.
'Stay on tamoxifen' women told
Women who cut short their Tamoxifen treatment before the recommended full five years risk their breast cancer returning, experts warn.
Early-warning diabetes test hope
Experts believe a simple blood test could spot diabetes up to 10 years before the first symptoms of the disease occur.
Protein in brain linked to autism
Scientists have shown how a single protein may trigger autistic spectrum disorders by stopping effective communication between brain cells.
'Drugs to the brain' breakthrough
A new way of delivering drugs to the brain has been developed by scientists at the University of Oxford.
Tuberculosis vaccine target found
UK life expectancy 'on the rise'
Banned diabetes drug alternative
India deaths - doctors suspended
Gene therapy 'treats' Parkinson's
Cholesterol drugs could cut clots
US 'radiation pill' sales surge
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