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Test for autism in children

Researchers have developed two tests that they claim could potentially be used to detect autism in children.

NHS has 100,000 vacancies

One in every 11 NHS posts in England is currently unfilled, which regulators claim has contributed to one of the most challenging winter periods in NHS history.

RIP Sir John Sulston

The pioneering geneticist, Sir John Sulston, who played a pivotal role in the sequencing of the human genome, has died aged 75.

Retinal photography to calculate risk

Scientists have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning.

Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease

Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, states a new paper.

"Cancer survivors have increased risk"

Survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk of suffering prematurely from cardiovascular disease in adulthood, says a new study.

Does PSA screening save lives?

Inviting men with no symptoms to a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer does not save lives, according to results from the largest ever prostate cancer trial.

Sheffield AGM event

The Sheffield Branch of the IBMS recently held its annual AGM at The Source in Sheffield at the end of January.

Primary HPV cervical screening

Following meetings with the British Association for Cytopathology (BAC), Public Health England (PHE) and the IBMS, the following has been agreed.

Under the microscope

What is the MIND diet? 

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