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Latest stories, news and breaking health and medical news from across the world.

‘World’s worst’ super-gonorrhoea man cured

A man in the UK who caught the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea has been cured. S..

Scientists discover protein behind motor neurone disease

Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of both motor neurone diseas..

Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

Media playback is unsupported on your device Baroness Tessa Jowell has become the first person to d..

Skin implant could help warn of cancer, scientists say

Scientists have created a skin implant they say could one day be used to help detect some of the mos..

Thalassaemia gene therapy trial shows ‘encouraging’ results

Scientists say they are "excited" by the results of a gene therapy trial for the inherited blood dis..

Mental health patients want immediate diagnosis, says report

Mental health diagnosis needs to be useful for patients and not simply a meaningless label, a report..

Being a patient ‘a full-time job’

Being a patient is a "full-time job", say researchers, because more people are likely to have multip..

Alfie Dingley’s family apply for licence for medical cannabis

The family of a six-year-old boy with epilepsy has applied to the government to be able to use canna..

Keeping livers ‘alive’ boosts transplant success, trial finds

Keeping donated livers "alive" with a machine prior to transplants boosts the chances of a successfu..

Migraine: New drug works when others fail, researchers say

A new migraine medication – one of the first bespoke drugs for decades – appears to work well even w..

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