Chinese man kept alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine

Chinese man kept alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine (bet you'll never complain about the NHS again!) Hu Songwen built his machine after he could no longer afford hospital bills He said two of his friends had died after building and using similar machinesOffered Government medical aid after story went national, but says nearest hospital is too far away and too crowded By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:36 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 22 January 2013 Three times a week, Hu Songwen sits on a small toilet in his home in a rural east China town and fires up his homemade dialysis machine.

Desperate man from China builds homemade dialysis machine that has kept him alive for 13 years

Chinese man kept alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine (bet you'll never complain about the NHS again!) Hu Songwen built his machine after he could no longer afford hospital bills He said two of his friends had died after building and using similar machinesOffered Government medical aid after story went national, but says nearest hospital is too far away and too crowded By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:36 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:26 GMT, 22 January 2013 Three times a week, Hu Songwen sits on a small toilet in his home in a rural east China town and fires up his homemade dialysis machine.

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.

Flu can spread before symptoms show, finds study in ferrets

Flu can spread before symptoms show, according to study in ferrets Virus can be transmitted into the air through normal breathing Ferrets are the best animal model for studying human flu | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 30 August 2012 If you are reaching for your handkerchief it might be too late to stop the spread of flu, research suggests.

Suncream ingredient "could damage skin cells when exposed to UV rays"

Suncream ingredient 'could damage skin cells when exposed to UV rays' | UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 8 May 2012 Doubts: Scientists have hypothesised that zinc oxide in some creams could release free radicals causing skin cell damage Holidaymakers are advised to slap on plenty of suncream to reduce their risk of skin cancer.

Cleaning the house can kill off your sense of smell (and so can ignoring toothache!)

Cleaning the house can kill off your sense of smell (and so can ignoring toothache!) Vital: Our sense of smell is important in alerting us to potential dangers Our ability to smell vastly improves our enjoyment of life — indeed, it’s thought that 90 per cent of our sense of taste is actually down to smell.