Simple saliva test for breast and prostate cancer will soon be available at your GP for just 5

5 saliva test that assesses risk of cancer: It will be available at your GP surgery Test would detect high risk of breast cancer and prostate tumours Patients could then be monitored to catch tumours at early stageGenetic testing come about after four years of analysis by 1,000 scientists Doubled the number of genes linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 28 March 2013 A saliva swab that tests for the genetic risk of two of the deadliest cancers could soon be available at GPs’ surgeries.

Mini marathons: Tireless toddlers cover more than two and a half miles a day (but that includes 102 falls)

Mini marathons: Tireless toddlers cover more than two and a half miles a day (but that includes 102 falls)If the average toddler is active half of their waking time, they will clock up 2.6 miles a dayResearchers filmed over 130 infants as they explored specially-designed playroomAnalysis showed those who walked clocked up 2,368 steps an hour, covering 0.44 miles<br> <p> By Daily Mail Reporter</p> <p> <strong>PUBLISHED:</strong> 00:45 GMT, 23 November 2012 | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 10:56 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/23/article-0-03FA9A9C0000044D-253_233x475.jpg" width="233" height="475" alt="Tireless toddlers: The average toddler walks more than 2.5miles a day" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Tireless toddlers: The average toddler walks more than 2.5miles a day</p> <p>They may be called baby steps but don&#8217;t be fooled: the average toddler walks more than two and a half miles a day.</p><p>The distance – which would put many adults to shame – is made of 14,208 steps.</p><p>Perhaps less surprisingly, it also includes 102 falls.</p><p>To come up with the figures, the New York University researchers videoed more than 130 infants aged between 12 and 19 months as they explored a specially-designed playroom.</p><p>Another 15 were taped at home.</p><p>Some were &#8216;expert crawlers&#8217; who had yet to start to walk.

Parkinson"s disease could be spotted years earlier by studying a simple voice recording

Parkinson's disease could be spotted years earlier by studying a simple voice recording A team at MIT has developed a computer programme that is able to recognise the tremors, breathiness and weakness in the voiceThese symtpoms are thought to be early indicators of the degenerative conditionStudy leader Dr Max Little is building up a database of 10,000 voices to support his project | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 26 September 2012 Leaving a simple phone message could help spot the early signs of Parkinson’s years before serious symptoms develop, say scientists.

Working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by 80%

Cut down on the overtime! Working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by 80%Researchers found spending too long in the workplace resulted in up to 80% greater chance of heart disease Britain has some of the longest working hours in Europe, averaging out at 42.7 hours a week.

Simple blood test set to revolutionise cancer care by showing whether treatment

Simple blood test set to revolutionise cancer care by showing whether treatment is working to reduce tumours is working | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 30 May 2012 A simple blood test could revolutionise cancer care by showing patients whether their treatment is working, according to a study.

Prescribing heroin is more "cost-effective" than methadone, claim scientists

Prescribing drug users heroin is more 'cost-effective' than methadone, claim scientists Users prescribed medicated heroin were more likely to stay in treatment or quit altogether than those on methadone | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 13 March 2012 High cost: The study considered treatment expenditures, estimated costs for drug therapies and costs borne by the legal system Medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone for treating long-term users, researchers claim.

Everything you always wanted to know about IVF…if you"re a man

Everything you always wanted to know about IVF…if you're a man I have accepted that I am never going to be any good at football, that I cannot drink more than a couple of pints of beer without falling asleep and that a Formula 1 team is unlikely to enquire whether I would care to take a quick spin in something they have been working on.