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Glowing chemical ‘could aid brain cancer surgery’

Image caption The chemical causes tumours to glow pink under UV light A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests. Scientists gave people with suspected glioma a drink containing 5-ALA, a substance known to accumulate in fast-growing cancer cells. The pink glow the chemical […]

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Llama blood clue to beating all flu

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists in the US have recruited an unlikely ally in their efforts to develop a new flu treatment. Llamas have been used to produce a new antibody therapy that has the potential to work against all types of flu, including new pandemics. Influenza is the ultimate shape-shifter, constantly mutating its appearance […]

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Why more men are getting ‘risky’ Brazilian butt lifts

More men in the UK are undergoing “risky” “Brazilian butt lift” operations, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. The surgery involves transferring fat from different parts of the body to the buttocks. It’s the most dangerous cosmetic procedure and surgeons have been warned against carrying it out following fatalities. Chris Dennis underwent […]

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UK’s ‘unhealthiest’ High Streets revealed

Image copyright AlamyImage caption Fast food outlets in Blackpool, which has the third most unhealthy High Street in the UK Britain’s High Streets are getting unhealthier, according to a report analysing 70 major UK towns and cities. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) ranked High Streets with more payday lenders, bookmakers, tanning salons and […]

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Medical cannabis products available on prescription

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Charlotte Caldwell previously said the law change would mean her son, Billy, would be able to live a “normal life” Medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients across the UK for the first time. The treatments can be prescribed only by specialist doctors in a limited number […]