Could could be effective in the battle against prostate cancer according to scientists


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Could carrots beat prostate cancer Vegetable and other foods rich in Vitamin A help make disease more treatable Acid in Vitamin A can stop cancer spreading to surrounding tissueScientists dub the development as 'exciting' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:25 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:25 GMT, 16 April 2013 Carrots could be used in the fight against prostate cancer Carrots are the new weapon in the war against prostate cancer, scientists have claimed.

The latest weapon against superbugs? An antibiotic made from human SWEAT


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The latest weapon against superbugs An antibiotic made from human SWEAT Chemical in sweat called dermcidin kills harmful germsIs activated in salty, slightly acidic perspiration May now be used to develop infection-fighting drugs By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 16:08 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 22 February 2013 An antibiotic created from sweat could fend off hospital superbugs and deadly strains of TB, researchers say.

Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns


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Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns Ruby was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009 and needed specialist radiation treatmentNHS refused to put her on project to send children to U.S for the treatment saying her survival chances were too lowParents raised 170,000 and she was given all clear in 2010 after treatmentCancer returned in 2011 and sadly further treatment could not eradicate the disease By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:43 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:44 GMT, 8 January 2013 A brave five-year-old girl who was given the all clear for a brain tumour after the NHS 'abandoned' her has died just months after the cancer returned.

Girl, 7, cured of leukaemia after scientists "reprogramme" immune cells to destroy the cancer


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Girl, 7, cured of leukaemia after scientists 'reprogramme' immune cells to destroy the cancer New therapy creates 'guided missile' T-cells by attaching antibodies to them Nine of 12 patients in the study, including two children, responded to treatmentExperts call for more trials and it could be some time before treatment is available here | UPDATED: 19:22 GMT, 10 December 2012 A seven-year-old girl has been 'cured' of leukaemia after a new therapy in which her T-cells — the immune system's killer cells — were bio-engineered to become 'guided missiles' to seek out and destroy the leukaemia, a new study shows.

Organic no better than produce grown with pesticides, say Stanford University scientists


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Expensive organic food isn't healthier and no safer than produce grown with pesticides, finds biggest study of its kindStanford University team find no evidence of added health benefitsAlso found customers aren't always getting pesticide free produce when they buy organic | UPDATED: 22:45 GMT, 3 September 2012 It comes at a premium price, but it seems organic food may not be worth shelling out for.

How F1 wizardry that helps Jenson Button go faster is saving children in intensive care


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How F1 wizardry that helps Jenson Button go faster is saving children in intensive care | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 18 August 2012 Children in intensive care are being monitored by the same technology developed to analyse the performance of Formula 1 cars driven by Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

Benefits of statins are exaggerated and not the best way to prevent heart disease, study claims


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Benefits of statins are exaggerated and not always the best way to prevent heart disease, study claims NHS spends 450million a year on cholesterol-lowering drugsMost are prescribed as a preventative measure for heart disease, however experts admit they find it difficult to predict who is at risk | UPDATED: 12:08 GMT, 9 August 2012 Cure-all Statins have had no effect on Britain's heart disease rate, study claims Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs which are taken by seven million people in the UK, are not the best way to prevent heart disease, according to new research.

Virus could wipe out cancer in double blow by killing tumour cells while triggering immune system


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Virus could wipe out cancer with double blow by killing tumour cells while triggering immune system | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 13 June 2012 A bug that normally gives children the sniffles could help fight cancer.

Undearm implant that jump-starts an irregular heart


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Undearm implant that jump-starts an irregular heart | UPDATED: 01:05 GMT, 15 May 2012 Tragedy: Runner Claire Squires died during last month's London Marathon A million Britons suffer from an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, and every year 70,000 die as a result.

Anti-depressants "may do more harm than good"


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Anti-depressants 'may do more harm than good' | UPDATED: 10:27 GMT, 25 April 2012 Anti-depressants are designed to relieve the symptoms of depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain, where it regulates mood Common anti-depressants could be doing patients more harm than good, according to researchers examined the impact of the medications on the whole body.