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India separated twin ‘opens eyes’

Image copyrightAIIMSImage caption Picture released by the hospital two days after the historic surgery One of twin Indian boys who were conjoined at the head has opened his eyes four days after historic surgery to separate them, a doctor says. Two-year-old Jaga has also responded to simple commands, including moving …

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Record surge in atmospheric CO2 in 2016

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Emissions from human activities have levelled off but concentrations in the atmosphere continue to grow Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year’s increase was 50% higher than the average of …

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Male infertility treatment ‘insensitive’

Image copyrightGareth DownImage caption Gareth, who now has a son, says male fertility should be treated like any other medical condition Male infertility care can be insensitive and one-sided, says charity Fertility Network UK which has surveyed men seeking help to become fathers. Men can feel excluded, with female partners …

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‘Alzheimer’s milkshake’ fails in trial

Image copyrightGetty Images There is no good evidence that a nutrient drink being sold online in the UK to “help” people with early Alzheimer’s actually slows the disease, say experts. Latest trial results in patients who took Souvenaid did not find it preserves memory and thinking. The authors say in …

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Speed boosts pancreas cancer op success

Image copyrightSPLImage caption Pancreatic cancer has a poor prognosis Speeding up access to surgery for pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed early enough increased success rates by a third, a pilot scheme has shown. The Birmingham team said it had saved the NHS £3,200 per patient and could help hundreds of patients …

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Terminal cancer dad on charity mission

Image copyrightCarr familyImage caption Kevin is raising 100,000 New Zealand dollars for Isla Lunn, who lost her mother to breast cancer A terminal cancer diagnosis has spurred a father of two to spend the rest of his days improving the lives of others. Kevin Carr, a former logistics manager of …

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Signs of pancreatic cancer may be missed

Image copyrightNikki DaviesImage caption Nikki is having chemotherapy to help prevent the cancer from returning One in three adults might ignore potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer, according to a charity. Stomach ache, indigestion, unexplained weight loss and faeces that float rather than sink in the lavatory can be warning signs …

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