Synthetic poo could cure deadly superbugs: Packed with probiotics, scientists say it could kill off deadly bacteria


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Is artificial POO the key to curing deadly superbugs Packed with probiotics, scientists say it could kill off deadly bacteria Faecal transplants already successfully used to tackle the superbug C.

Archie Sims: The two-year-old who is allergic to Christmas


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The two-year-old who is allergic to Christmas: Archie has extreme reaction to Yuletide treatsArchie Sims cannot eat mince pies, chocolate and cheeses because of a variety of allergiesNativity scenes with animals give him hay fever symptomsHis family even has to have a fake tree as pines trigger a rash | UPDATED: 14:29 GMT, 24 December 2012 Little Archie Sims is the boy who is allergic to Christmas.

Midwives told to drop 30-second rule on cutting umbilical cord after delaying it is shown to benefit babies


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Midwives told to drop ‘30-second rule’ on cutting umbilical cord after delaying longer shown to benefit babies Longer connection to mother's blood supply thought to protect babies against anaemia | UPDATED: 21:54 GMT, 18 August 2012 Guidance: Midwives have been advised to delay cutting babies' umbilical cords after new evidence showed this benefits their health A radical change in the way babies are delivered will see midwives delay cutting the umbilical cord following evidence that it improves the health of newborns.

World-first heart valve surgery is a "huge new step" in treatment of life-threatening narrowing arteries


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Elderly patients have life-saving synthetic heart valves fitted in world-first surgery | UPDATED: 11:39 GMT, 19 June 2012 Doctors have conducted a world-first medical procedure in which heart valves are replaced without patients needing to undergo open heart surgery.

Vein hope? First DIY blood vessels could offer lifeline to heart bypass patients


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Vein hope First DIY blood vessels could offer lifeline to heart bypass patients | UPDATED: 15:45 GMT, 23 April 2012 Human veins have been grown from scratch in the lab in a breakthrough that could revolutionise heart bypass surgery.