The new test detected 100% of cancers in test patients

'Revolutionary' new way to test for cervical cancer

19 December 2018 08:28

A brand-new test that could "revolutionise" screening for cervical cancer may outperform current tests at a reduced cost, new research has revealed.

Around 3.7 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes

Jump in amputations linked to diabetes

The number of diabetes-related lower limb amputations has jumped by nearly a fifth in England over recent years, a leading charity has warned.

Tackling loneliness could help fight depression and heart disease

Tackle loneliness to reduce NHS strain - charity

Older people are 50% more likely to take themselves to A&E if they live alone, a new study has revealed.

Local authorities pay £585 on average per week for all residential care types

Older residents 'at risk from lack of care'

Over 4.3 million older people in the UK are at risk of not getting the care they need just because of their postcode, new research has revealed.

Virgin Galactic will complete the test on December 20

Final frontier could be just around the corner

Space tourism could move one giant leap closer this week as Virgin Galactic expects to reach "space altitudes" for the first time.

Some people consume up to 6,000 calories on Christmas Day

Weight watchers warned over Xmas indulgence

If you're worried about piling on the pounds this Christmas, regular home weighing could prevent you from excessive festive eating and drinking.

Airlines can 'double their money' by reselling cancelled flights

No-show return cancellations 'break consumer law'

Airlines that automatically cancel return flights when passengers fail to show for their outbound journeys are being warned they risk breaking consumer law.

Manchester Airport received the worst rating in the UK for its accessibility rating

New charter to improve flights for disabled passengers

Providing better conditions for disabled passengers is one of the main aims of a proposed new charter for airlines and airports.

Cervical screenings rates are at their lowest since 1997

Home testing 'could help cervical screening'

Women who don't attend cervical screenings should be offered testing kits they can use at home, new research suggests.

There were several disruptions to Ryanair services this summer

Ryanair faces action after refusing compensation

Ryanair could be slapped with enforcement action from the airline regulator after it refused compensation for passengers hit by flight disruption caused by staff taking strike action.

Frailty affects one in 10 over 65s

Research recommends best ways to tackle frailty

Protein supplements and muscle training could be the most effective ways to delay or reverse the effects of frailty, a new study suggests.

Ted Dwane is the bassist of Mumford and Sons

Musician hopes new exhibition raises MS awareness

Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane has helped create a new exhibition to raise awareness of the loneliness felt by people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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