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Could CT scans damage our DNA and kill off our cells?

CT scans used throughout the NHS can damage DNA and kill cells, a study has found. Whether the harmful effects increase the risk of cancer...

There’s a gene that might explain why some teenagers binge eat

Scientists have discovered a gene they believe may hold the key to why some teenagers binge eat. Around 10% of adults and teenagers binge eat...

Experts urge UK Govt to halve sugar intake recommendation

A can of fizzy drink contains more than the recommended daily amount of sugar for children under 11, according to new guidelines from scientific...

How tracking your smartphone data could help diagnose depression

We tend to think that people monitoring our smartphone data is just a way for evil corporations to sell us stuff. But scientists...

Why having self-control might be bad for your health and make you age quicker

Self-control is good right? Especially if it helps you stop yourself from eating that last cupcake. Or on a more serious matter, if it...

Smoking may help trigger serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia

Everyone already knows smoking is bad for you – but if you needed another reason to quit, a new study suggests it may help...

New hope for inherited deafness cure after scientists successfully test gene therapy treatment

A gene therapy cure for inherited deafness has been successfully tested and could be offered to patients in under five years. Researchers restored the hearing...

Breast cancer screening ‘overrated’, say scientists

The benefits of breast cancer screening are vastly overestimated as the figures do not back them up in practice, scientists who conducted an in-depth...

Smoking may make acne scarring worse

It’s well known that smoking has a negative impact on your skin, causing changes including wrinkles, but new research has found that it may...

Getting a good night’s sleep might not be the best way to deal with trauma

Escaping into sleep may not be the right way of dealing with a traumatic experience, a study suggests. In fact, a period of sleep deprivation...

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Saudi Arabia unveils health measures that will allow pilgrims to visit Mecca

Saudi Arabia has released new details on how it plans to gradually allow Muslims back to Islam’s holiest site in Mecca to perform the...

Plaque symbolising Thai democracy removed in less than a day

A plaque symbolising Thailand’s transition to democracy has been removed less than 24 hours after it was installed by anti-government demonstrators in a historic...

Counsellors and psychologists vital for Covid-19 rehab, says expert

Counsellors and psychologists are an important part of coronavirus rehabilitation as people suffer from long-term effects of Covid-19, an expert has said. Patients who have...

Woman arrested over White House poison attempt

A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at New York-Canada border,...

Covid-19 vaccine could be available to some before the end of the year says UK scientific adviser

Small amounts of a coronavirus vaccine could be made available to certain groups of people before the end of the year, according to the...
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