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BBC News - Health
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last updated: May 20 2013 9:27 PM
- Cancer risk gene testing announced
A pioneering programme to test cancer patients for nearly 100 risk genes is to start in London and could represent the future of treatment in the NHS.
- Sunshine vitamin 'may treat asthma'
The amount of time asthma patients spend soaking up the sun may have an impact on their health, researchers have suggested.
- Bunions 'blame family not footwear'
The risk of developing bunions - bony growths on the big toe - is linked to your family, not your shoes, a US study has shown.
- Breast gene test extended in Scotland
More women in Scotland will be offered a breast cancer genetic test in line with a decision south of the border, the Scottish government confirms.
- Mental health 'bible' is updated
An update to one of the most important manuals in mental health - known as the bible of psychiatry - is published.
- Scots NHS alert line takes UK calls
A third of calls to a confidential phone line which allows health workers in Scotland to raise concerns about the NHS came from other parts of the UK.
- Walk-to-school numbers 'falling'
Fewer children are walking to school in the UK, campaigners say.
- Cleaning concern at cancer hospital
Inspectors express concern at the standard of cleaning at Scotland's largest cancer centre in Glasgow.
- Rubella fears after measles epidemic
Health officials warn that action is needed to prevent a rubella outbreak, which can be particularly dangerous to pregnant women.
- Time-lapse imaging 'improves IVF'
Time-lapse imaging which takes thousands of pictures of developing embryos can boost the success rate of IVF, according to British research.
- Brain stimulation maths boost link
Applying high-frequency electrical noise to the brain can boost maths skills up to six months later, say Oxford University researchers.
- Weight warning to young on diabetes
People under 40 are warned to watch their weight as researchers find a sharp rise in the number with type 2 diabetes.
- Altruistic organ donations triple
The number of living people giving one of their organs to a stranger almost tripled last year in the UK, according to new figures.
- Milestone in medical human 'cloning'
Human cloning is used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.
- Retirement 'is harmful to health'
Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, says a new study by the Institute of Economic Affairs, a think tank.