NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug "Crizotinib" that"s twice as effective as chemotherapy

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Comet “brighter than the moon” will fly-by the Earth in 2013

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One in three elderly cancer patients diagnosed only after an A&E visit with many tumours so advanced they are untreatable

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Iran nuclear facilities hit by cyber attack that plays AC/DC’s Thunderstruck at full volume

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Mobile operator O2 hit by nationwide network failure that left users unable to make calls or text

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Secret corpse flights, pizza boy delivery routes and the daily commute: Stunning aerial images reveal never-before-seen side of America

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Men urged to attend bowel cancer screenings as scientists reveal they DO boost chances of survival

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Boy, 3, left paralysed by rare immune disorder stuns family by walking again

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