New drug that may help reverse autism is to be tested on children for the first time after successful clinical trials on mice

New drug that may help reverse autism is to be tested on children for the first time after successful clinical trials on mice Drug called suramin is already used to treat sleeping sickness in AfricaScientists in the U.S.

Babies delivered by Caesarean section at higher risk of asthma and allergies

Babies delivered by Caesarean section at higher risk of asthma and allergies Researchers found significant differences in the gut bacteria found in infants born surgically and naturallyExclusively bottle-fed babies also had significant differences in their gut bacteria Previous research found children born surgically are at double the risk of obesity in childhood By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:43 GMT, 11 February 2013 Babies delivered by Caesarean miss out on protective bugs that could help prevent a host of disorders in childhood and later life, warn researchers.

Schoolboy hours from death after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing

Schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing Magnets are designed to sit on either side of the tongue to hold stud in place Michael Delaney needed surgery after accidentally swallowing them Magnets ripped through his intestines and acid damaged his bowelTeenager was four hours from death when he had life-saving surgery | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 10 December 2012 Michael Delaney was forced to undergo major surgery after swallowing his magnetic tongue studs A schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing.

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists.

Cancer row over GM foods as French study claims it did THIS to rats… and can cause organ damage and early death in humans

Cancer row over GM foods as study says it did THIS to rats… and can cause organ damage and early death in humansFrench team claim bestselling brand of GM corn caused tumours and multiple organ damageLeading scientists have questioned the study and its results, claiming it has “no value”

Truvada: First drug approved to prevent HIV a step closer

First drug to prevent as well as treat HIV a step closer to approval | UPDATED: 14:26 GMT, 9 May 2012 The daily pill, that could soon be approved by the FDA for preventing HIV in high-risk patients A pill used to treat HIV is a step closer to becoming the first drug approved as a preventative treatment.

Men to live longer than women for the first time as they ditch bad habits

Men will soon live longer than women for the first time as they ditch their unhealthy lifestyles Boys born in 2000 will live to 87 – the same as girls Younger boys forecast to then outlive their female counterpartsAll due to a decline in heavy industry, fewer smokers and improved healthcare | UPDATED: 23:02 GMT, 22 April 2012 Men could be about to win the lifelong battle of the sexes – or at least draw even.

Autism: Number of schoolchildren classified as being autistic soars by 56% in five years

Number of schoolchildren classified as being autistic soars by 56% in five years 'We don't know for sure whether autism has increased or if we have just got better at diagnosing the condition,' says charity spokeswoman | UPDATED: 16:37 GMT, 22 March 2012 The number of schoolchildren who are classified as being autistic has soared by 56 per cent in the last five years.

15bn lawyers" bill for NHS blunders: Avalanche of no-win, no-fee claims push costs up 13%

15bn lawyers' bill for NHS blunders: Avalanche of no-win, no-fee claims push costs up 13%Health Service sets aside 15.7bn to deal with 'no-win, no-fee' claimsCompensation claims cost NHS more as one third of money paid out goes straight to lawyers An avalanche of claims against doctors has left the Health Service with a 15.7billion bill.