‘Fat but fit’ still risk heart disease

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Image copyright Getty Images People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of heart disease even if they appear medically healthy, experts are warning. The work, in the European Heart Journal, is further evidence against the idea people can be “fat but fit”. The researchers studied health data on more than half a […]

Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31,000

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Image caption Wendy Watson founded a helpline for people seeking advice on breast cancer and its treatment A national breast cancer charity is being investigated after its founder paid herself £31,000, in breach of charity law. Wendy Watson, who launched the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline in 1996, has resigned as a trustee. Financial irregularities […]

Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

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Image caption Wendy Watson founded a helpline for people seeking advice on breast cancer and its treatment A national breast cancer charity is being investigated after its founder paid herself £31,000 in breach of charity law. Wendy Watson MBE, who launched National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline in 1996, has resigned as a trustee. Financial irregularities […]

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

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Image copyright EGENESIS The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people. The team at eGenesis admits preventing […]