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’.
Are you a secret redhead Four in ten Britons carry ginger genes without having red hair – and it could profoundly affect our health | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 17 December 2012 In England, 6 per cent of people have red hair Are you a redhead, but don’t even know it Research to be released this week indicates millions of Britons carry ‘silent’ genes for redheadedness.
Vikings could be to blame for why Scots have highest levels of multiple sclerosis in the world, say scientists Study found one in every 170 women in the Orkney Islands suffers from multiple sclerosisIt is the highest rate in the world and has been linked with their Norse ancestryScientists say Vitamin D deficiency could also be to blame | UPDATED: 17:45 GMT, 10 December 2012 Genetic culprit The norse ancestry of Scottish people could be at least partly to blame for high levels of multiple sclerosis People living on a group of Scottish islands could have the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world thanks to the Vikings, researchers claim.
After 450m boost, GPs are still failing to spot cancer: Quarter of patients forced to visit three times before a referral Nearly one in ten patients saw their GP five or more times before being referred to hospitalCancer survival rates lower in Britain than other European countries | UPDATED: 06:45 GMT, 6 September 2012 A quarter of people who go on to be diagnosed with cancer have to go to their GP at least three times before being referred for a hospital test, a major report shows.
Number of cancer drugs being rejected by health watchdog rises 50% in two yearsNICE is saying no to more treatments than it did before Cancer Drugs Fund was introduced.
Hidden in your blood, the 'liquid gold' that saves cancer patients | UPDATED: 00:51 GMT, 24 April 2012 Simon Wilson prayed silently as the first drop of liquid gold trickled down the intravenous tube and into his wife’s chest.
Landmark British study that could revolutionise breast cancer treatment: It turns out it's actually TEN different diseases | UPDATED: 08:15 GMT, 19 April 2012 Breast cancer is effectively ten different diseases, according to breakthrough research that could revolutionise treatment.
'She's a feisty one': Baby girl born three months early weighing just 1lb 12oz wins battle for survival Isla had stopped growing in the womb at 25 weeks and measured just 11 inches long | UPDATED: 13:01 GMT, 26 March 2012 A baby girl proved she was a born fighter when she let out three yelps and lifted her arm – even though she was delivered three months premature.
Mother's horror after she is told her baby's brain was kept in a hospital jar for 13 YEARS A mother has spoken of her hurt and outrage after she found out the brain of her six-week-old baby had been kept in a jar at Southampton General Hospital for 13 years. Julie Middleton, 40, buried her son Regan in 1999 but has now been told that doctors removed his brain during a post-mortem at the medical centre. She said although she knew tissues had been removed to ascertain the cause of death – which was found to be cot death – she had no idea the entire organ had been removed.