How fighting HIV with HIV "could be a cure for AIDS"

How turning HIV against itself 'could provide a cure for AIDS' Technique modifies a protein in the virus to that is provides protection from infection 'It is like fighting fire with fire,' says lead researcherHIV could remain latent in body and not lead to AIDS By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:02 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 18 January 2013 HIV has been turned against itself in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could permanently quash the virus that leads to AIDS, say scientists.

First test to detect Parkinson"s disease developed by studying tissue taken from under the jaw

First test to detect Parkinson's disease spots tell-tale signs in saliva glands Doctors say tissue sample taken from the saliva glands could reveal abnormal protein, which is tell-tale sign But charity warns the study was small and too invasive to become a routine test By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 11 January 2013 Former boxer Muhammad Ali is one of world's best-known people to suffer from Parkinson's disease, for which is there is no diagnostic test Scientists have developed the first diagnostic test to detect Parkinson's disease.

Blood test "cuts prostate cancer deaths"

Controversial blood test 'cuts prostate cancer deaths'PSA test not used routinely in the UK because of fears over reliabilityCan spot a protein in the blood that can signify the presence of prostate cancer | UPDATED: 17:54 GMT, 23 August 2012 A controversial blood test for prostate cancer may have significantly improved the survival prospects of patients diagnosed with advanced disease, research has shown.

Olympics 2012 Chris Hoy: His intense workout regime and diet

The intense workout regime and diet of Sir Chris Hoy: Secrets of an Olympic body | UPDATED: 00:39 GMT, 24 July 2012 One of sir Chris Hoy's gym exercises involves him pushing weights of 35st Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, who won three gold medals at the Beijing Games in 2008, is nicknamed Golden Thighs because of his 27in legs that will hopefully power him to yet another gold in London.

How jellyfish created in a lab could help cut toll of heart deaths: First step towards "biological" pacemakers

How jellyfish created in a lab could help cut toll of heart deaths: First step towards 'biological' pacemakers | UPDATED: 07:24 GMT, 23 July 2012 Scientists have created an artificial jellyfish which they hope could change the face of pacemakers forever.

Kate Bosman piled on the pounds while on Atkins diet

'I put on weight while climbing Everest': The British coastguard who piled on the pounds while on Atkins diet | UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 10 July 2012 Karen Bosman struggled to do up her snowsuit after piling on the pounds while on the Atkins diet A woman who went on the Atkins diet to get fit to climb to Everest base camp says she ended up putting on more than a stone while her fellow climbers slimmed down.

"I put on weight while climbing Everest": Kate Bosman piled on the pounds while on Atkins diet

'I put on weight while climbing Everest': The British coastguard who piled on the pounds while on Atkins diet | UPDATED: 03:38 GMT, 10 July 2012 Karen Bosman struggled to do up her snowsuit after piling on the pounds while on the Atkins diet A woman who went on the Atkins diet to get fit to climb to Everest base camp says she ended up putting on more than a stone while her fellow climbers slimmed down.

Woman who dropped three dress sizes thought she was getting fit but it was actually terminal cancer

Woman who dropped three dress sizes thought she was getting fit but it was actually terminal cancerMelanie Swan-Horton's dramatic weight loss was due to bowel cancerShe had started high protein diet to slim down after divorce two years ago After chemo and surgery nothing more can be done for married mumDying mission is to educate people on how to spot cancer symptoms | UPDATED: 19:50 GMT, 30 May 2012 When dieter Melanie Swan-Horton saw her weight plummet from a size 16 to a size ten she was thrilled.