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Apple and Facebook wrong to offer ‘egg freezing’, says UK fertility expert

Apple and Facebook are offering to pay for female employees to have their eggs frozen - but it’s a procedure that results in a live birth in just 8 per cent of cases, says the UK’s leading fertility e... more »

One in 20 hospital patients suffer medical error

The UK’s National Health Service is falling apart. Basic mistakes by hospital staff are costing the British taxpayer 2.5bn a year, and four out of five hospitals are not safe. Around 800,000 patients... more »

Sunshine vitamin reduces heart attack risk

Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin - helps us survive a heart attack, and could even prevent the attack in the first place, a new study has found. People deficient in the vitamin are seven times more li... more »

Med diet reverses metabolic syndrome and early-stage heart disease

A Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil or nuts may be able to reverse metabolic syndrome, a condition that affects a quarter of all people worldwide. Symptoms include large waist circumferen... more »

Alternative treatments may be used on childhood cancers

The European Medicines Agency is prepared to look at alternative treatments for rare cancers—including all childhood cancers—after it heard that conventional medicine has no answers. Alternative and i... more »

Autism ‘caused by MMR using human fetal cell lines’

The explosion in autism has been caused by the introduction of human fetal cell lines in the manufacture of MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccines, a major new study has concluded. Before 1987, when the... more »

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