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‘Baby Grady’ gives hope to infertile boys with cancer

[ad_1] Image copyright Oregon Health and Science University Image caption Grady aged 11 months old Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards helping boys with cancer stay fertile, thanks to a baby monkey called Grady.Cancer treatment can damage a boy's undeveloped testes and leaves a third of survivors infertile in adulthood. Baby Grady is the first primate born using frozen samples of testicles taken before her dad started
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Testosterone rules for female athletes ‘unscientific’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption South African athlete Caster Semenya has been prevented from competing for nearly a year New rules to reduce naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes have been branded "unscientific".Last year, athletics chiefs ruled women with levels of five nanomoles per litre or more must have hormone treatment before being allowed to compete.But medical experts, reporting in the BMJ, say there is a lack
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Medicinal cannabis: ‘Patients still in limbo’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Most patients seeking medicinal cannabis on the NHS will not be able to get it soon, despite recent changes in regulation that allow doctors to give it, a committee has heard. England's Chief Medical Officer called for robust scientific trials to check safety. These trials can last years.Families with children with severe epilepsy have been campaigning for greater access. Campaigners say they have been let
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‘My egg freezing journey’ – BBC News

[ad_1] With more and more women around the world considering freezing their eggs, how does the process work?BBC Health reporter, Smitha Mundasad, has been behind the scenes of a fertility clinic to find out exactly how eggs are frozen, and has been speaking mum of two Ali about her own egg freezing journey.You can find out more on Beyond Today on BBC Radio 4 at 1700 GMT on Tuesday March
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‘I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant’

[ad_1] Image copyright Ben Hanan Image caption Sarah Hanan felt like life had "come to a screeching halt" when she was diagnosed Sarah Hanan was at work when the doctor phoned. She had been expecting the call.A day earlier, seven months pregnant with her first child, the 29-year-old was in a Minneapolis hospital for a routine scan."About two weeks before, I was sitting on the couch with my husband, Ben,
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Polish Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica returns to the sport after a serious accident

[ad_1] In 2011 Polish Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica was one of the leading drivers in F1 when he suffered a life-changing accident.Now he's making a comeback.Kubica, who will drive for Williams this season, has only partial movement in his right arm after it was partially severed in the accident.He has been through extensive recovery and rehabilitation in the intervening period, including competing in the world rally championship for a
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Children’s noses ‘hold clues’ to serious lung infections

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Examining the bacteria and viruses in the noses of children could give clues to improve the diagnosis and treatment of severe lung infections, a new study has found. Lung infections are a leading cause of death in under-fives worldwide. The study found the make-up of bacteria and viruses was altered in the noses of children with respiratory infections. Researchers say the study helps explain why
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How long are you going to live?

[ad_1] The vast majority of people are living longer than ever before. It’s creating a challenge about how we pay for a longer life and take care of a greater number of older people. But do you know how long you have left to live? We asked people in nine cities around the world to go to the BBC website and find out how old they will become.Find out how
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Cancer’s ‘internal wiring’ predicts relapse risk

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The "internal wiring" of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers.The study shows that breast cancer is 11 separate diseases that each has a different risk of coming back. The hope is that the findings, in the journal Nature, could identify people needing closer monitoring and reassure others at low risk of recurrence.Cancer Research UK said that
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Brazilian butt lift victim ‘wanted op for some time’

[ad_1] Image copyright Scott Franks Image caption Leah Cambridge flew to Turkey with her mother on 26 August and died the following day A beautician who died after having a "Brazilian butt lift" had wanted the surgery for some time, an inquest heard.Leah Cambridge, 29, from Leeds, died at a private hospital in Turkey in 2018.It was said she went under the knife after growing paranoid about excess stomach weight