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.
DNA test that reveals whether you carry the ginger gene (even if neither parent has red hair) Simple DNA test available at exhibition at Olympia in London next monthCarriers could have ginger children even if neither parent has red hairAbout 40% of us carry gene variant without having red hair ourselves By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 05:23 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 28 January 2013 'Ginger gene': Couples attending an exhibition are expected to be keen to discover if they could produce red-headed children (file picture) Couples are being offered DNA tests to see if they are carrying the ‘ginger gene’.
The revolutionary new breath test to diagnose bowel cancer test to diagnose bowel cancer Based on theory that tumours emit specific compounds which are unlikely to be found in healthy peopleSaid to be 76 per cent accurate at identifying tumours Could represent a ‘new frontier’ in cancer screening | UPDATED: 13:36 GMT, 5 December 2012 Scientists have developed a breath test that can accurately tell if a person has bowel cancer.
Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients' recovery time after surgeryResearchers at Ohio State University found patients who have contact with friends while recovering from surgery have less nerve-related painBut contact with companions must be in person and not through social media to have an effect | UPDATED: 06:26 GMT, 17 October 2012 Having a friend nearby can help patients recover quicker from the pain of surgery, according to studies by neuroscientists.
One last holiday together: Parents plan dream trip for identical twin boys with rare disease that doctors predict will kill them before they are teenagers Freddie and Louie Dawkins the only identical twins in the world with deadly neurological condition Batten disease Born seemingly healthy but now blind and autistic and will need wheelchairs Diagnosis even more devastating for their parents who were told they would never have childrenFamily now planning final holiday to Florida to swim with dolphins | UPDATED: 15:06 GMT, 11 October 2012 The parents of twins dying from a rare genetic disorder which will kill them before they're 12 are planning the family’s final holiday together.
The health MOT test you can do in your living room: From bending backwards to eating sweetcorn By Charlotte Dovey PUBLISHED: 23:41 GMT, 8 October 2012 | UPDATED: 23:57 GMT, 8 October 2012 Taking some DIY tests at home can help you take responsibility for your health A visit to the GP for a check-up is, for some, about as pleasant an experience as having a tooth pulled.
'The amazing radioactive pills that cured my cancer': Girl, 17, makes a full recovery after discovering aggressive tumours in her neck Paris Tompkins found a lump the size of a ping-pong ball Diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer Had to spend three weeks in isolation as the cancer-killing tablets made her sweat and urine radioactive | UPDATED: 17:45 GMT, 5 October 2012 A teenager has beaten an aggressive form of cancer after doctors gave her radioactive medication.
Insect bite in the park left me in agony for SIX years | UPDATED: 23:15 GMT, 27 August 2012 'It was such a terrible time I can hardly bear to look back on it,' said Rebecca Lane Rebecca Lane wasn’t too concerned about the rash that developed on her tummy.
Mitt Romney fails the NHS test with his audacious criticism | UPDATED: 21:05 GMT, 28 July 2012 Completely wrong: Mitt Romney criticised the NHS American presidential candidate Mitt Romney had the audacity last week to criticise the NHS for making his son wait six weeks for a colonoscopy when he presented with seemingly worrying symptoms while living in the UK in 1995.
Controversial IVF doctor offers fertility scans at luxury spa | UPDATED: 21:04 GMT, 28 July 2012 Controversial: IVF doctor Mohammed Taranissi Britain’s most controversial IVF doctor is to offer fertility treatment at a luxury spa.