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Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say. ...

Britain urged to ensure Brexit is 'green' process

Weakening environmental protections after Brexit would damage Britain's reputation internationally, the United Nations has warned. ...

Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'

The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy. ...

Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health? ...

Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'

A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems. ...

Two Palestinians die after being shot during protest

Two Palestinians have died from their wounds after they were shot by Israeli troops during protests in Gaza on Monday, the territory's health ministry said. ...

As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back

Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse. ...

Cancer patients encouraged to join trials

People with cancer are being encouraged to ask their doctor if there is a relevant cancer trial that they could join to increase their treatment options. The Just Ask Your Doctor! Campaign has been launched by Cancer Trials Ireland, which is responsible fo ...

Trump’s New Health and Human Services Secretary Is a Joyful Regulator

In an administration with a deregulatory bent, Alex Azar relishes his policymaking powers. ...

W.H.O. Says New Ebola Outbreak Is Not Yet a Top Health Emergency

The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but there is “a strong reason to believe” it can be controlled. ...

DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'not global emergency'

The World Health Organization says it believes the outbreak can be brought under control. ...

Open to new ideas on the railways | Letters

Jacqueline Starr on the Rail Delivery Group’s open-data initiatives, and Peter Holbrook on the benefits of the social enterprise business model We agree with Dave Ashton (Letters, 12 May) that real-time rail data is needed to better inform tech firms and ...

Stationery chain Smiggle: 'In some stores kids come in with a £50 note'

Australian retailer with sights on kids’ pocket money has pursued aggressive expansion in the UK “I was in Smiggle and my mum said ‘I wish there were some chairs’ but other than that Smiggle is amazing,” is the professional assessment of the eight-year-ol ...

N.I.H. Halts Enrollment in a Study of Drinking Now Under Scrutiny

Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations. ...

Fears of Larger Contagion as Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City

The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is “a game changer,” a World Health Organization official said. ...

The little girl who can't enjoy the summer

Seven-year-old Harper Mitchell Hyslop has rare lung condition which makes it difficult to be in any heat. ...

Sparkling Pool Water May Hold Disease-Causing Parasites

How soon would you swim after having diarrhea? 17 percent said one hour, but you’re supposed to wait two weeks. ...

Ask Well: Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?

Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack. ...

World Health Assembly to determine WHO’s direction for next 5 years

The Seventy-first World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21–26 May 2018. ...

Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak- WHO

The World Health Organization has raised its assessment of the public health risk from the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak to "very high" at the national level, from "high" previously. ...

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