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Caring about care - New home care company will raise standards

An innovative home care company launching next month is ripping up the rule book – replacing outmoded and impractical care processes with state-of-the-art support software and systems.

Researchers grow ‘seed’ of spinal cord tissue in a dish

Researchers grow ‘seed’ of spinal cord tissue in a dish

Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have for the first time managed to turn stem cells into the specialised cells that go on to form spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue in the growing embryo.

Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

Unprecedented international consortium assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine.

Sure Run to the Beat announce finish festival celebrity acts

Sure Run to the Beat, the epic running event which motivates and entertains runners with live DJ stations around a 10K route, has announced Nick Grimshaw, DJ duo Sigma and Tom Parker of The Wanted as three of the finish festival acts for this year’s run, taking place on September 14 at Wembley Park.

Overweight and obesity linked to 10 common cancers

Overweight and obesity linked to 10 common cancers

A higher body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers , the largest study of its kind on BMI and cancer, involving more than 5 million adults in the UK, shows.

Post-holiday slump lasts for nearly a week

Post-holiday slump lasts for nearly a week

The post-holiday blues last for an average of five days for Brits according to new research, with a lack of concentration at work revealed as the worst side effect.

The nation's filthiest habits revealed

The nation's filthiest habits revealed

Millions of us could be risking our health because of poor hygiene in the home, according to new research.

Beauty from the inside out

Beauty from the inside out

The word ‘anti-oxidant’ has become a common sight on the packs of health and beauty products, as manufacturers try and cash in on the benefits of these natural wonder molecules.

New insight into combating the middle-aged spread

New insight into combating the middle-aged spread

Those stubborn pounds that creep on around the stomach in mid-life are the bane of many.

Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation

Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation

Scientists from the University of Leeds have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in blood vessel formation; research which adds to our knowledge of how early life develops.

Average medical claim while abroad is over £1,000

More than a quarter (27%) of holidaymakers who have enjoyed a trip overseas in the past two years had a serious or long term medical condition such as diabetes or a heart condition at the time, according to research from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

Protect your prized pedals

Protect your prized pedals

Cambridgeshire residents are putting themselves at risk of being out of pocket if their bicycles are damaged or stolen because of inadequate cover, according to new research from The Cambridge Building Society.

Not all saturated fatty acids are the same in relation to type 2 diabetes risk

Not all saturated fatty acids are the same in relation to type 2 diabetes risk

The relationship between saturated fat and type 2 diabetes may be more complex than previously thought, according to the results of a large international study.

4 in 10 admit they go online to seek health and wellbeing advice

4 in 10 admit they go online to seek health and wellbeing advice

New research has revealed the growing trend of people taking important health and well-being advice from unreliable sources.

Cause of rare childhood cancer discovered

Cause of rare childhood cancer discovered

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of a rare childhood muscle cancer, called Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).