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

By analysing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the team from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily, can accurately deduce data, including an individual’s age, blood pressure, a

Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease

The researchers from Yale also claim that the autoimmune reaction can be suppressed with an antibiotic or vaccine designed to target the bacteria.

"Cancer survivors have increased risk"

The researchers say it is the first study to investigate the long-term health of childhood cancer survivors by systematic and comprehensive clinical evaluation of their health in comparis

Does PSA screening save lives?

The research, conducted over 10 years, found that testing asymptomatic men with PSA detects some disease that would be unlikely to cause any harm, but also misses some aggressive and leth

Sheffield AGM event

The AGM was preceded by two presentations.

Primary HPV cervical screening

The announcement by NHS England that Primary HPV testing within the NHS Cervical Screening Programme will be implemented fully across England by the end of December 2019.

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Under the microscope

What is the MIND diet?