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Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

Image copyright Thinkstock Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists. The earliest that children tend to be diagnosed at present is at the…

Football headers ‘linked to brain damage’

Football headers ‘linked to brain damage’

Image copyright Thinkstock Repeated headers during a footballer’s professional career may be linked to long-term brain damage, according to tentative evidence from UK scientists. The research follows anecdotal reports that…

Asthma sufferers ‘struggling with their sex lives’

Asthma sufferers ‘struggling with their sex lives’

Image copyright Callie-Anne Image caption Callie-Anne said her husband was scared to initiate sex as it could set off her symptoms Many asthma sufferers are struggling with how the condition…

Male contraceptive gel passes monkey test

Male contraceptive gel passes monkey test

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBARY An experimental new type of male contraceptive that blocks sperm flow with a gel has been successful in monkey trials. Vasalgel acts as a physical…

Lasers help doctors remove brain cancer

Lasers help doctors remove brain cancer

Image copyright Daniel Orringer Image caption The technology has been pioneered at the University of Michigan Lasers can help surgeons rapidly analyse brain cancers and decide how much tissue to…

Hospital operation ‘long waiters’ rise by 163%

Media captionWhy Peter had to get used to waiting The number of people facing “long waits” for hospital treatment in England has more than doubled in the past four years,…

One in 14 on hospital op waiting list as pressures grow

One in 14 on hospital op waiting list as pressures grow

Image copyright stockvisual One in 14 people in England is now on an NHS waiting list as hospitals struggle to keep up with rising demand. There are 3.7 million people…

Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry

Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry

Image copyright Olana Tansley-Hancock Image caption Olana Tansley-Hancock has spent more than two decades with misophonia Why some people become enraged by sounds such as eating or breathing has been…

Weekend camping resets body clock

Weekend camping resets body clock

Image copyright University of Colorado Boulder Image caption The researchers dragged volunteers on to a camping trip in the midst of a Colorado winter Spending a weekend out camping resets…

Sudden death warning over faulty heart gene

Sudden death warning over faulty heart gene

Image copyright SPL An estimated 620,000 people in the UK have a faulty gene that puts them at risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, and most are…