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Gene therapy hope for haemophilia
Gene therapy could reduce the need for medication in haemophilia B patients.
BBC Health: Haemophilia
Breast cancer women 'stop drugs'
About a third of breast cancer patients stop taking medication because side-effects are more severe than they expect, researchers suggest.
Health boss 'took $11m in a week'
A senior Australian health official is arrested after allegedly embezzling $11m in just one week, prompting the government to abolish his department.
Mental risk 'same' after abortion
A major review for the UK's medical colleges has concluded that abortion does not raise the risk of a woman suffering mental health problems.
Nano-carving offers medical leaps
A new method to "carve" complex shapes out of nano-particles may create new medical tests and drugs delivery systems.
Rare gene links vitamin D and MS
Bowel screening 'does cut deaths'
Lifestyle 'behind 40% of cancers'
Drug 'aids hip replacement life'
Athletes 'risk damage to heart'
Vaccine developed against Ebola
Caesium found in Japan baby milk
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PM David Cameron has detailed his plans on accelerating drug development for NHS patients. But much of this work is already underway.
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Scrubbing Up: Provocative thoughts on health
Anything can be addictive
Behaviours as diverse as gambling, exercise and even work can all become addictive.
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Faecal transplants
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Flu jab side effect
Search for possible link between swine flu vaccine and sleeping disorders
The 'patent cliff'
How India's generic drug makers stand to gain from expiring patents
Donor 2.0
Social media help organise swab parties to boost donor registry
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A new challenge for man once branded ‘the world's fattest’
No more children
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