Single test to detect three types of cancer in women which claim 7,000 lives a year


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Single test to detect three types of cancer in women which claim 7,000 lives a yearNew test can detect cancer of the cervix, womb and ovaries During trials, it found 40% of ovarian tumours – known as 'the silent killer' This method had a 100% success rate in detecting endometrial cancer on the lining on the womb By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:47 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:24 GMT, 9 January 2013 Breakthrough: The test – based on the existing smear test to detect cervical cancer – can also find ovarian and endometrial cancers (stock image) A major breakthrough in the battle against female cancer was signalled last night with the emergence of a single test to detect three different types of the disease.

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.

Mother reveals the terrifying moment she realised her baby had whooping cough


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Mother reveals the terrifying moment she realised her baby had whooping cough Poppy's condition was missed three times because her chest appeared clearAfter a doctor detected the 'whooping' sound she was rushed to hospital, where she was diagnosed with a collapsed lungShe suffered from water retention, which made her body double in sizePoppy is finally on the road to recovery | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 30 November 2012 Enlarge Fighting: Poppy Webber pictured in hospital being treated for whooping cough A new mother told of the terrifying moment she took her two-week-old baby to doctors with a chest infection to be told the youngster had whooping cough.

Girl, three, saved by an iPhone app after mother recognises the symptoms of meningitis it described in her child


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Mother saves daughter, 3, by checking meningitis symptoms on iPhone app after schoolmate dies from condition Hollie was diagnosed with viral meningitis while on a family weekend awayHer mother Claire checked her symptoms on a charity iPhone appShe thanked parents of schoolmate who died from condition after they raised awareness of disease | UPDATED: 14:48 GMT, 17 September 2012 A three-year-old girl was saved from the killer disease meningitis after her mother checked her symptoms on an iPhone app.

Guatemalan child-killer burnt him to death on “the school’s patio” as mob rule begans to take over in Tactic


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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT. Justice Latin-American style: Mob take revenge on Guatemalan child-killer by burning him to death on “the school”s patio” and then administer their own justice to lawbreakers . A vigilante mob in Guatemala took deadly revenge against a man who authorities said killed two children at a primary school.

Bunion: At last, a pain-free way to banish your bunion…and other cutting-edge cures for your poor, aching feet


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At last, a pain-free way to banish your bunion…and other cutting-edge cures for your poor, aching feet | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 30 July 2012 The average person walks 75,000 miles in a lifetime, or five times round the world — so it’s small wonder most of us develop painful and deforming foot problems.

“Killer whales at Seaworld had teeth removed with power drills and were left to mourn on own after being separated from young”, claims shocking new book


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“Killer whales at Seaworld had teeth removed with power drills and were left to mourn on own after being separated from young”, claims shocking new book. A new book examining the dark side of keeping killer whales in captivity has slammed SeaWorld for its treatment of the enormous beasts and for massive safety failings which still haunt the world famous marine parks.

HIV: People with rare natural ability to fight AIDS virus have potent "killer" cells that recognise and destroy infection


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People with rare natural ability to fight AIDS virus have potent 'killer' cells that recognise and destroy infection ‎ Study has shown scientists how to find and measure 'good cells' that can recognise and kill infected cells, but they still do not know how to generate them | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 11 June 2012 It has long been known that a tiny minority of people infected with HIV have a natural ability to fight off the deadly AIDS virus.

Lung cancer symptoms: Persistent cough "could be warning sign"


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Persistent cough 'could be warning sign of lung cancer': Stars who lost relatives to disease launch awareness campaign Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK and affects 33,000 people in England every year | UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 7 May 2012 Just one in 10 people realise that a persistent cough could be a key symptom of lung cancer, according to statistics released by the Government as it launches a campaign to raise awareness about the disease.

Three-week cough "could be lung cancer warning": Awareness campaign launched by stars who lost relatives to the disease


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Persistent cough 'could be warning sign of lung cancer': Stars who lost relatives to disease launch awareness campaign Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK and affects 33,000 people in England every year | UPDATED: 08:46 GMT, 7 May 2012 Just one in 10 people realise that a persistent cough could be a key symptom of lung cancer, according to statistics released by the Government as it launches a campaign to raise awareness about the disease.