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“Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time,” The Guardian reports, while the Daily Mail’s front page leads with the somewhat fanciful warning that new research raises the “spectre of cloned babies”.
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There is an old man who occasionally catches the same bus as me to the station. When he arrives at the bus stop there is an odour which in the confined space of the bus gets worse.
We must continue to invest in research and development work to improve care, says Jean White
“The UK is lagging behind progress by similar countries on many indicators for ill-health” BBC News reports, based on a study that generated a wide range of media coverage.
“A gene previously shown to be linked to obesity may also increase the risk of a deadly form of skin cancer,” BBC News reports.
“Ninety per cent (of doctors) would be prepared to be placed on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway programme if they were nearing death” is the reassuring news in today’s Metro.
Researchers have identified how part of the brain can “shield itself from the destructive damage caused by a stroke,” reports BBC News.
New research looking at prescription data has raised concerns that powerful drugs such as antipsychotics are being overused, with both The Guardian and the BBC News website covering the story.
‘A new highly accurate form of brain surgery could bring hope to thousands of Parkinson’s sufferers,’ the Mail Online website has reported.