Weedkiller glyphosate ‘doesn’t cause cancer’ – Bayer

Weedkiller glyphosate ‘doesn’t cause cancer’ – Bayer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many gardeners use the common weed killers Pharmaceutical group Bayer has dismissed claims that an ingredient used in weed killers is carcinogenic. The German company, which owns agriculture giant Monsanto, says herbicides containing glyphosate...
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Bowel cancer screening to start earlier at age 50 in England

Bowel cancer screening to start earlier at age 50 in England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK Bowel cancer screening in England is to start earlier, at age 50, Public Health England has announced. It said evidence showed that screening...
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The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe video game that’s actually dementia research Men are better at navigating than women, according to a massive study, but there’s not much for men to be proud about. Scientists at Universi...
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Heatwave blamed for record A&E attendances in England

Heatwave blamed for record A&E attendances in England

Image copyright Getty Images The heatwave is being blamed for record numbers of people going to A&E in England in July. As temperatures soared, attendances reached more than 2.1 million – the highest since records began in 2010. The number...
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Lawmakers reject Argentina abortion bill

Lawmakers reject Argentina abortion bill

Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalize abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours of Thursday, pushing back against a groundswell of support from a surging abortion rights movement. The Senate voted 38 to 31 against the...
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Women ‘need to know egg freezing risk’

Women ‘need to know egg freezing risk’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Why I chose to freeze my eggs” Women who freeze their eggs need to be aware of the “relatively low success rates” of becoming pregnant, a leading gynaecologist has said. With mo...
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UK among worst for life expectancy rises

UK among worst for life expectancy rises

Image copyright Getty Images Increases in life expectancy in the UK have stalled and the slowdown is one of the biggest among 20 of the world’s leading economies, ONS data shows. Rises in life expectancy dropped from 12.9 weeks per...
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NHS England’s most senior GP resigns over anonymous online posts

NHS England’s most senior GP resigns over anonymous online posts

Image copyright PA England’s most senior GP has resigned after admitting he posted anonymous comments on an online medical forum. Dr Arvind Madan, director of primary care at NHS England, is thought to have posted with the name “Devil’sAdvoca...
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Opt-out organ donation ‘in place by 2020’ for England

Opt-out organ donation ‘in place by 2020’ for England

Image copyright NHS Blood and Transplant A new opt-out system for organ donation will be in place by 2020 in England, if Parliament approves “Max’s Law”. Under the plans detailed by ministers, adults will be presumed to be organ donors...
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Surgeons’ ‘toxic’ rows added to mortality rate, says report

Surgeons’ ‘toxic’ rows added to mortality rate, says report

Image copyright Getty Images A “toxic” row between surgeons at a cardiac unit contributed to a higher mortality rate, according to a leaked document. The report into the unit at St George’s Hospital in London – seen by the Times...
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