More premature babies born at 24 weeks are surviving – but the number living with disabilities will also rise

More premature babies born at 24 weeks are surviving – but the number living with disabilities will also rise Rising numbers of babies born very early are surviving thanks to medical advancesBut no improvement over the last decade for those born before 24 weeks – the current limit for abortionSignificant survival improvements only among babies born at 24, 25 and 26 weeks, say British researchers | UPDATED: 08:45 GMT, 5 December 2012 More premature babies born when their mothers are just 24 weeks pregnant are surviving – but babies delivered earlier rarely live, say British researchers.

Can draining blood cut cholesterol and ward off cancer?

Can draining blood cut cholesterol and ward off cancer | UPDATED: 04:35 GMT, 4 December 2012 There may soon come a day when a visit to the GP involves having blood drained from your body — not for a blood test but to help reduce your risk of disease.

Cancer deaths will "fall by 17% by 2030" as treatment improves and people stop smoking

Cancer deaths will 'fall by 17% by 2030' as treatment improves and people stop smokingDeath rates set to drop from 170 to 142 per 100,000Ovarian and breast cancer expected to fall the mostBut oral and liver forms of the disease set to rise | UPDATED: 01:01 GMT, 25 September 2012 Death rates from cancer in the UK are set to fall by almost 17 per cent by 2030, experts predict.

Breast cancer screening saves over twice as many as it harms

'Benefits outweigh the risks': Breast cancer screening saves over twice as many as it harms, scientists calculate Screening saves thousands of lives – but also results in many women wrongly being told they have tumoursAll women aged 50 to 70 are offered breast X-rays, or mammograms, for free on the NHS every three yearsStudy concludes benefits of X-rays far outweigh risks | UPDATED: 08:34 GMT, 13 September 2012 The benefits of breast cancer screening programmes far outweigh the risks, according to research.

Eating for two? Piling on the pounds during pregnancy can increase risk of diabetes and high blood pressure

DON'T eat for two: Piling on the pounds during pregnancy increases risk of diabetes and high blood pressure | UPDATED: 07:26 GMT, 18 May 2012 Risks: According to research women who pile on the pounds during pregnancy could risk health issues (picture posed by model) Pregnant women should watch the calories because eating for two could increase the risk of complications, warn researchers.

Supermarket "bag for life" can give you food poisoning…so put it in your washing machine to kill the bugs!

Your supermarket 'bag for life' can give you food poisoning…so put it in your washing machine to kill the bugs! | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 10 April 2012 Many of us fuss over a clean loo and kitchen sink, but what about the other household items we use every day Experts reveal the neglected areas you should be spring cleaning to MATTHEW BARBOUR…

New IVF method gives 40% more chance of success: Lab mimics conditions in the womb

New IVF method gives 40% more chance of success: Lab mimics conditions in the womb Delicate work: Fertility experts have increased the odds of a woman getting pregnant through IVF by as much as 40 per cent Doctors have dramatically increased the success of IVF by creating laboratories which mimic conditions found inside the womb.