Couple who lost son to rare brain cancer celebrate birth of baby "designed" to be free of the disease

Couple who lost son to rare brain cancer celebrate birth of baby 'designed' to be free of the disease | UPDATED: 01:30 GMT, 8 October 2012 A couple who lost their son to a rare brain cancer have welcomed the arrival of a 'designer' baby after having treatment to stop him inheriting the deadly disease like his brother.

New test diagnoses critically ill babies with genetic diseases in days instead of weeks

New hope for critically ill babies as test diagnoses genetic diseases in days instead of weeks Doctors at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas sequenced genetic code of four newborns Super-quick genetic test reveals DNA variations that point to around 3,500 rare diseasesThe test is projected to cost £8,300.

Red meat could raise risk of cancer due to high levels of iron

Red meat could raise risk of cancer 'due to high levels of iron'Scientists found when a gene called APC doesn’t work, it allows a build up of iron in the cells lining the gut | UPDATED: 16:06 GMT, 9 August 2012 Researchers found that susceptibility to bowel cancer was strongly influenced both by iron and a gene called APC Scientists claim high levels of iron may be one reason why eating red meat raises the risk of bowel cancer.

How a glass of red wine could PREVENT you from putting on weight

How a glass of red wine could PREVENT you from putting on weight | UPDATED: 12:46 GMT, 12 April 2012 Red wine contains piceatannol, which delays the generation of young fat cells Drinking red wine could actually reduce your chance of piling on the pounds, according to a new scientific study.

Trio of sisters have breasts AND wombs removed to avoid cancer that killed their mother at 32

Three sisters take drastic step of having their breasts AND wombs removed to avoid hereditary cancer death sentence that killed their mother at just 32 Youngest sister, 30, will have womb removed like her siblings after she has tried for childrenThe sisters found they carried the deadly BRCA1 gene after Luan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 These three sisters look a picture of health – but they have had to take drastic action to stay that way.