Aspirin "can reduce the risk of throat cancer"

Aspirin 'can reduce the risk of throat cancer' by targeting cells known to be high risk factor Painkiller reduced a major risk factor for throat cancer by 44 per cent | UPDATED: 16:25 GMT, 24 July 2012 Wonder drug: Aspirin has now been linked to reducing a major risk factor of throat cancer Aspirin can reduce the risk of throat cancer, according to a new study.

Discovery of DNA sections responsible for osteoarthritis raises hope of treatment for millions affected by crippling illness

Discovery of DNA sections responsible for osteoarthritis raises hope of treatment for millions affected by crippling illnessBreakthrough made by researchers at the University of NewcastleAround 8.5million Britons suffer from osteoarthritis | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 3 July 2012 A breakthrough by British scientists could lead to new treatments for the most common form of arthritis.

Experts on ethics back creation of babies with three parents saying it is "amazing opportunity" for families blighted by incurable diseases

Three-person IVF is 'amazing opportunity' for families blighted by incurable diseases, say ethics expertsCritics caution against opening a 'Pandora's box' which could lead to a trend towards 'designer babies' | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 13 June 2012 The creation of babies with three genetic parents would be an ‘amazing opportunity’ for families whose lives have been blighted by incurable diseases, say an eminent group of experts on ethics in science.

Back to life? Scientists stop cells dying in mouse brains – offering hope to Alzheimer"s and Parkinson"s sufferers

Brainwave: Scientists stop cells dying in mouse brains – offering hope to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's sufferers 'Switching off' pathway stops mouse brain cells dyingSame pathway could operate in human diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons'Major breakthrough', say scientists 18 million worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 8 May 2012 It's the first time scientists have understood what makes neurons 'die' – and is described as a 'major breakthrough' in the study of brain diseases, say Leicester University researchers A chemical command that halts brain cells dying in mice could offer hope to human sufferers of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

The "eye-borg": First successful implant of a "bionic" eye could restore sight to the blind

'I've dreamed in colour for the first time in 20 years': Blind British man can see again after first successful implant of 'bionic' eye microchipsMicrochips restore sight to people suffering retinitis pigmentosa – an incurable condition that leads to blindnessCondition affects one in every 3,000-4,000 peopleClinical trial with two sufferers 'exceeds expectations' Sufferers able to detect outlines of objects 'within days' Vision expected to improve further as 3mm chip 'beds in' | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 3 May 2012 Surgeons in Oxford, led by Professor Robert MacLaren, fitted the chip at the back of Chris' eye in a complex eight-hour operation last month.

Drinking coffee regularly can reduce the risk of Alzheimers

Drinking coffee regularly can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's 'by boosting caffeine levels in the blood' Volunteers who remained healthy had twice as much caffeine circulating than those who progressed to the early stages of dementiaFirst direct evidence that coffee intake is associated with a reduced risk, or delayed onset, of dementia | UPDATED: 11:37 GMT, 22 March 2012 Drinking coffee regularly can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by keeping caffeine levels in the blood topped up, new research shows.

Miracle mother with terminal cancer blames NHS delay in approving treatment for incurable disease

'Miracle' mother with terminal cancer blames NHS delay in approving treatment for incurable disease A young 'miracle' mother claims a two-month NHS delay in approving specialist cancer treatment has left her facing death and unable to beat the disease. Kerry Dunn, 46, asked her local Primary Care Trust to fund 18,000 Cyberknife radiotherapy treatment in October to help battle cancer in her mesentery tissue