Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers new hope for diseased eyes


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Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers hope for diseased eyes Non-invasive Oraya therapy inhibits blood vessel growth – reducing inflammation and scarring of the eye | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 22 December 2012 A revolutionary new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) has had its global launch in the UK.

Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial


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Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial55,000 people in the UK rely on regular kidney dialysis | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 On trial: The new implant can aid thousands Thousands of kidney dialysis patients could receive faster, safer treatment thanks to a new implant being trialled at St George’s Hospital in London and Central Manchester University Hospital.

Gruesome images of mouth tumours and gangrene: How every cigarette packet on sale in Australia will look from tomorrow


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Gruesome images of mouth tumours and gangrene: How every cigarette packet on sale in Australia will look from tomorrow Law bans the use of logos, brand imagery, colours and promotional textAll tobacco packaging will be brown with the brand name barely visible Graphic health warning will cover at least 85% of all tobacco packaging | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 30 November 2012 Australia will tomorrow become the first country in the world to strip all tobacco products of branding – leaving just standardised packs covered with graphic health warnings.

Smallpox virus may help treat deadly form of breast cancer


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Smallpox virus may help treat deadly form of breast cancer Virus that helped eradicate smallpox used against type of breast cancer resistant to current treatmentsIt destroyed 90 per cent of cancer cells in lab tests | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 2 October 2012 A relative of the small pox virus may be an effective weapon against one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer, researchers say.

Groundbreaking new technique will allow doctors to "see" under patients" skin and diagnose cancer without using invasive techniques


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Doctors could be able to 'see' under patients' skin and diagnose cancer without using invasive techniquesCould eliminate need for biopsiesPrecise system shows high resolution 3D images | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 25 September 2012 What lies beneath: The high-resolution images of blood vessels just under the skin could eliminate the need for biopsies A groundbreaking optics technique could allow doctors to see under the outer layer of patients' skin and detect diseases including cancer.

Blast of sound that can give your love life a lift: From sponge pellets to pumps and even sound waves, what"s best for impotence?


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Blast of sound that can give your love life a lift: From sponge pellets to pumps and even sound waves, what's best for impotence | UPDATED: 20:54 GMT, 17 September 2012 Because of the possibility of underlying health problems, erectile dysfunction should be investigated by your doctor Though they may not want to talk about it, at any one time around one in ten British men suffers from erectile dysfunction (ED) — the inability to have and maintain an erection.

Taking statins every day could slash risk of cancer, scientists claim after new genetic link between disease and cholesterol


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Taking statins every day could slash risk of cancer, scientists claim after making genetic link between disease and cholesterol Link means patients could one day be given statins to protect against developing cancer and to treat tumours | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 14 September 2012 Pills taken by up to seven million Britons to combat high cholesterol could slash the risk of developing cancer, according to researchers.

Are you hooked on fish oil yet? The natural wonder drug that is proven to treat a range of conditions


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Are you hooked on fish oil yet The natural wonder drug proven to treat a range of conditions | UPDATED: 21:03 GMT, 28 July 2012 The experts reveal everything you need to know about the supplement that can fight heart disease, ease arthritis – and even stave off blindness.

Night shifts can raise risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than 40 per cent


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Night shifts can raise risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than 40% Researchers analysed the results of 34 studies involving two million people | UPDATED: 23:07 GMT, 26 July 2012 Shift work can dramatically increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, warn researchers.

Varicose veins are like icebergs – most of the problem lies beneath


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The NHS will treat them only in the most extreme cases.