Simple saliva test for breast and prostate cancer will soon be available at your GP for just 5

5 saliva test that assesses risk of cancer: It will be available at your GP surgery Test would detect high risk of breast cancer and prostate tumours Patients could then be monitored to catch tumours at early stageGenetic testing come about after four years of analysis by 1,000 scientists Doubled the number of genes linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 28 March 2013 A saliva swab that tests for the genetic risk of two of the deadliest cancers could soon be available at GPs’ surgeries.

Make-up time machine: How warpaint can help you look nearly TEN years younger

Make-up time machine: How warpaint can help you look nearly TEN years younger A full 100 per cent of 60 to 69 year olds thought that make-up made them look youngerCarol Vorderman, 51, looks 53 bare-faced – but 46 with full make-up | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 15 November 2012 As any woman knows, a spot of make-up can work wonders by seemingly turning back the clock.

A new hay fever cure? Scientists trial Botox gel applied to the nose

Never mind wrinkles – a blob of Botox on your nose could banish hay fever, too Gel is applied to the nose and will penetrate the skinIt's hoped the toxin will block chemicals released by the body that cause annoying symptoms | UPDATED: 17:52 GMT, 9 October 2012 It has been used to treat a host of ailments from migraines to incontinence – and that's on top of it being the world's most famous wrinkle-buster.

Fishing for blood clots: The net that dramatically reduces stroke deaths

Fishing for blood clots: Tiny metal net dramatically reduces stroke deaths Tiny wire net expands inside blood vessel 'catching' the clotResearchers say it can effectively reverse a stroke while it is happening | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 27 August 2012 Doctors could soon be using small nets to retrieve blood clots from the brains of stroke patients, according to researchers.

Golden Pig, Coffin Man and Noodles: When Asian tattoos don’t turn out quite as planned

Golden Pig, Coffin Man and Noodles: When Asian tattoos don”t turn out quite as planned. Asian character tattoos have long been in style, with millions of brooding youths, aging hippies and pseudo-intellectuals seeking to express their world view via a couple of exotic-looking symbols etched into their skin.

Gene that spreads breast cancer discovered paving the way for new treatments

Gene that spreads breast cancer discovered paving the way for new treatments Chemotherapy often stops working because it doesn't kill cancer stem cells that fuel spread of tumours | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 25 July 2012 Scientists have discovered a gene that encourages the spread of breast cancer.

Giving small doses of egg to children "can cure allergy"

Let them eat cake Giving small doses of egg to children 'can cure allergy' Immunotherapy should not be attempted outside strictly controlled research conditions | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 19 July 2012 Quiche, omelettes and pasta could be back on the menu for children with egg allergies, after scientists developed an effective exposure therapy.

Alzheimer"s jab that can stop patients developing symptoms for three years under development

Doctors hail jab that can stop Alzheimer's in its tracks for three years Drug is still in the very early stages of developmentFurther tests on patients could take several years | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 18 July 2012 A jab that halts the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease is being developed by scientists.

Mother, 37, left infertile after doctors misread smear tests TWICE leaving cervical cancer to grow

Mother, 37, left infertile after doctors misread TWO smear tests leaving her prey to cervical cancer Mrs Millward insisted on another smear test seven months earlier than her appointment, saving her own life according to a medical expert | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 9 July 2012 A mother who developed cervical cancer and was left infertile after her smear test results were misread twice has been awarded 50,000 compensation.