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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grills Big Pharma CEO over $2,000 HIV drug that costs just $8...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a grilling of a pharmaceutical CEO over the $2,000 price tag on an HIV-prevention drug which costs less than $10 in other markets.Truvada, which reduces the risk of contracting HIV by...

More than a MILLION people may have missed out on a meningitis vaccine due...

More than a million people may have missed out on a life-saving meningitis vaccine due to an NHS IT blunder. Following the emergence of a particularly deadly strain of meningitis in 2015, the Department of...

Schoolgirl, 11, is left unable to do her homework due to sweaty hands

An 11-year-old girl has been left unable to do her schoolwork because her palms sweat so much she can't grip pens.  The youngster suffers from primary focal hyperhidrosis, which causes uncontrollable sweating in her palms and...

The so-called healthy smoothies with up almost TEN TIMES the sugar than a Krispy...

Packaged up to entice the health-conscious, we are led to believe drinks bursting with fruit or vegetables are better for us.But healthy smoothies sold across the UK can contain the same amount of sugar...

Woman, 23, claims she ‘has had a never-ending headache for eight years’

A woman claims she has had a never-ending headache for eight years after being struck by a ball on the back of her head.    Ashley Rogers, 23, from Houston, was a keen volleyball player when...

Therapist, 24, has to relearn how to walk, talk, read and write again after...

A therapist has had to relearn how to walk, talk, read and write after a horror car crash left her with a host of brain injuries that doctors failed to spot. Kaitlyn McInerney from Albany,...

Do YOU live in an area at-risk of anthrax?

Billions of people live in areas where they are at risk of being exposed to anthrax, research suggests.The bacteria behind the killer infection lurks in the soil of every inhabited continent, with its spores getting...

Call for a ‘no jab, no school’ rule to halt the spread of measles

Children should be banned from going to school unless they are vaccinated against measles, experts have said.A study warned that current vaccination policies are ‘not sufficient’ to prevent a deadly resurgence of the disease...

Bowel cancer is on the rise in the UK

Bowel cancer is on the rise among the under-50s in the UK, leading to calls to drastically lower the screening age.Colon cancer cases among the group have risen almost two per cent in a...

An antibiotic treatment reversed Alzheimer’s in mice – but only in males 

Taking antibiotics long-term may reduce Alzheimer's symptoms and the plaques thought to underlie the disease, a new study in mice suggests.But it only works in males. In recent years, scientists have amassed a growing body...