Home HIV tests could be the key to reducing spread of AIDS

Home tests could be the key to reducing HIV spread, claim experts Home tests reduce the stigma associated with going for screening, meaning people are more likely to get testedSelf-tests can be carried out using saliva samples By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:32 GMT, 3 April 2013 Experts believe self-testing might be the key to reducing the spread of HIV Making self-testing for HIV widely available could be the answer to reducing the spread of AIDS, claim experts.

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.

Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have "encouraged unsafe sex"

Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have 'encouraged unsafe sex' Between 1990 and 2010 there was a 26 per cent increase in the number of men having unprotected sexCases of HIV rose by 76 per cent in this period Experts say introduction of effective drugs is to blame By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:31 GMT, 16 February 2013 The number of gay men catching HIV has almost doubled in 20 years because new drugs have encouraged unsafe sex, new research shows.

Norovirus strain that has hit 1.2million in UK and caused chaos in hospitals came from AUSTRALIA

It came from Down Chunder: The norovirus strain that's wreaked havoc across the UK and made 1.2million of us ill started in Oz Most people taken ill with norovirus caught the strain Sydney 2012 The variant was first identified in the UK in October but is already dominant Number of cases of the winter vomiting bug rose as much as 63 per cent compared to last year , has become the 'dominant strain' and may explain the huge rise in the number of cases.

Record number of people in UK with the HIV virus, but a quarter "do not even know they are infected"

A record 100,000 people in UK with the HIV virus, but a quarter 'do not even know they are infected'One in 20 'men who have had sex with men' are believed to have the virusPeople of African descent are at higher risk, with 37 per 1,000 living with the infectionOverall HIV prevalence in the UK was 1.5 per 1,000 people | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 29 November 2012 The number of people living with HIV in the UK has reached a record high.

DNA of unborn baby mapped from just mother"s blood paving way for new genetic disease screening

DNA of unborn baby mapped from just mother's blood paving way for new genetic disease screening Scientists can now test a baby for genetic disease if the paternity is not known By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 18:00 GMT, 4 July 2012 | UPDATED: 18:00 GMT, 4 July 2012 Scientists have mapped the complete DNA of an unborn baby – using just the mother's blood.

Nearly a million employees in the UK "have drugs in their system at work"

Nearly a million employees in the UK 'have drugs in their system at work' Between 2007 and 2011 screening firm sees 43% increase in number of workers testing positive for drug use | UPDATED: 06:41 GMT, 2 July 2012 Adults aged between 25 and 34 were more likely to test positive for Class A drugs including cocaine More than a million Britons are going to work with drugs in their system, a study suggests.

Scientists could soon screen unborn babies for 3,500 genetic disorders, raising fears of an increase in abortions

Scientists could soon screen unborn babies for 3,500 genetic disorders, raising fears of an increase in abortions PUBLISHED: 00:31 GMT, 7 June 2012 | UPDATED: 09:08 GMT, 7 June 2012 Thousands of genetic disorders in unborn babies could soon be identified without the need for risky and invasive tests – raising fears of an oncrease in the number of abortions.

Being motivated and having a goal in life "can stave off effects of Alzheimer"s"

Being motivated and having a goal in life 'can stave off effects of Alzheimer's' Positive effects of having a meaningful life found to counteract effects of damage to brainMost older people have plaques on brain but not all develop Alzheimer's, indicating that having purpose could play a role in development of the disease | UPDATED: 21:23 GMT, 7 May 2012 Researchers have found that a greater sense of purpose in life may help stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s.