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Drugs group bids for DNA supremacy

London Times - 25/01/2012
The race to commercialise the human genome has sparked the first big hostile bid of the year. Roche, of Switzerland,...

Lord Owen backs Labour in opposition to NHS reforms

London Times - 25/01/2012
David Owen, the former Social Democrat leader, is co-operating with Labour to undermine the coalition Government’s NHS reforms, it emerged...

Aardman drops leprosy scene

London Times - 25/01/2012
The double Oscar-winning makers of Wallace and Gromit have been forced to remove a joke about lepers from their latest...

Don’t treat drug abuse as crime, MPs urged

London Times - 25/01/2012
Cannabis should be regulated and taxed and responsibility for drug policy moved from the Home Office to the Department of...

Fried food not all bad, says study

London Times - 25/01/2012
Doctors said the Spanish study exploded the “myth” that all fried food was unhealthy, but cautioned that the study “does...

Lansley and Dorrell scrap over NHS reform

London Times - 24/01/2012
A row broke out today between Andrew Lansley and his Conservative colleague Stephen Dorrell over whether the Health Secretary’s controversial plans...

Stem-cell treatments help ease patients’ blindness

London Times - 24/01/2012
One of the first uses of controversial embryonic stem cells in humans has slightly eased a degenerative form of blindness...

An Apple a day: breaking out the pots and pans

London Times - 24/01/2012
I’ve started using my new kitchen (four years after it was installed). I bought a shiny pan and a tin...

‘Shambolic system’ denies foster children a stable home

London Times - 24/01/2012
Thousands of children in foster care are missing out on a stable and secure home because of a shambolic system...

HRT: panacea to pariah

London Times - 24/01/2012
Panacea to pariah: hormone replacement therapy’s fall from grace has been spectacular by any standards. During the Nineties at least...

Reasons to be cheerful: does being an optimist really make a difference?

London Times - 24/01/2012
How’s your outlook for 2012 shaping up? Redundancy, recession, global strife and eco-doom will surely keep dogging our every move....

Magic mushrooms may ease depression

London Times - 24/01/2012
Magic-mushroom therapy could one day be used to treat depression, research suggests. Doctors are to begin a full clinical trial...

Sometimes, you need some brotherly love

London Times - 24/01/2012
A 4-year-old boy has recovered from severe brain injuries by copying his twin brother. Finn Jordan, from Hanwell, West London, had...

Soon all our health will be gold standard

London Times - 24/01/2012
If you’re ever unfortunate enough to have to push a wheelchair you’ll appreciate the sheer effort involved and the wear...

NHS reform a ‘distraction from cash crisis’

London Times - 24/01/2012
The Government’s NHS reforms are distracting the health service from tackling the more basic problem of a cash crisis, a...

Leprosy charity ‘dismayed’ by Aardman film trailer

London Times - 23/01/2012
Aardman, the film makers behind Wallace and Gromit, have told a leprosy charity they will re-edit their latest film to...

Fifth patient dies after Stepping Hill poisoning

London Times - 23/01/2012
A fifth patient has died after apparently being poisoned by contaminated saline at a hospital, police said today. The 60-year-old woman...

Ask Professor Tanya Byron

London Times - 23/01/2012
This year I wanted there to be substantial changes in my household. There are five if us in the house...

Patients face new negligence risk

London Times - 23/01/2012
Many patients seriously harmed by medical negligence will be denied proper compensation under the Government’s NHS reforms, experts warn. As...

Be quiet, Britain

London Times - 23/01/2012
Whereas Tony Blair, with his electric guitar, his commitment to aviation, road building and late licensing, might as well have...