Older fathers have ‘geekier sons’

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A stereotype of a geek, holding a cupcake Men who delay starting a family are more likely to have “geekier” sons, a study suggests. They were brighter, more focused and less bothered about fitting in – according to the “Geek Index” devised by King’s College London. The mother’s age […]

Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

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Image copyright BlackJack3D/Getty Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice. Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna are testing the safety of their experimental treatment in 72 volunteers. The jab is designed to stop fatty deposits from clogging the arteries. It would offer […]

Sleep disorder tests carried out by NHS doubles

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Image copyright BBC News Image caption The NHS last year conducted a record number of sleep diagnostic tests The number of tests carried out by the NHS to diagnose people with sleep disorders across England has doubled in the past decade, figures reveal. NHS data shows that 147,610 sleep diagnostic tests were carried out last […]

Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

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Image caption Kellogg’s Frosties contains 3.7 sugar cubes per 40g serving, Public Health Liverpool found Health officials have named and shamed what they say are the most sugary breakfast cereals. Some, including Kellogg’s Frosties and Coco Pops, contain three-and-a-half sugar cubes or more per 40g serving, Public Health Liverpool (PHL) found. A seven to 10-year-old’s […]

London fire: Some victims will be kept unconscious for days

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Image copyright Leon Neal/Getty Images Image caption Many people suffered the effects of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning Hospital doctors are keeping some casualties from the Grenfell Tower fire unconscious for several days to allow them to recover from the effects of smoke inhalation. Doctors are currently treating 24 casualties in four hospitals: 12 […]

NHS cyber-attack was ‘launched from North Korea’

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Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ can detect the work of hackers around the globe British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled parts of the NHS and other organisations around the world last month, the BBC has learned. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) led the international […]