Health Tutorials & How-Tos

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Posted by Jake Stones on December 14, 2018

Crick scientists crack CRISPR editing

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Posted by Bobby Hellard on December 10, 2018

NHS banned from buying fax machines by government

AI is now better at detecting skin cancer than expert dermatologists
Posted by Jake Stones on December 5, 2018

This gold liquid can detect cancer in 10 minutes

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on November 29, 2018

The exhibition challenging our perception of data sharing

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Posted by Tom Bedford on November 23, 2018

A space bug has infected an ISS astronaut

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Posted by Tom Bedford on November 14, 2018

Facebook, Twitter and Google team up to form an AI-powered anti-drug coalition

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Posted by Jake Stones on November 9, 2018

Coffee could be the secret to a perfect power nap

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Posted by Bobby Hellard on November 7, 2018

Government to fund AI technology centres for healthcare

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Posted by Keumars Afifi-Sabet on November 7, 2018

This AI can spot Alzheimer’s disease six years before doctors

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Posted by Jake Stones on November 5, 2018

This “Pink Drink” helps surgeons identify cancerous tumours

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Posted by Clare Hopping on October 18, 2018

New NHS tech guidelines should speed up its services

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Posted by Tom Bedford on October 17, 2018

Scientists create self-lubricating condom in hopes you’ll actually use it

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on October 11, 2018

How King’s College London is using AI to treat cancer

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Posted by Tom Bedford on September 28, 2018

Screens could be damaging your child’s cognition, study reveals

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Posted by Tom Bedford on September 5, 2018

An AI is better at diagnosing heart disease than a doctor

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Posted by Emma Sims on August 20, 2018

NHS data breach reveals almost 10,000 patient records – are you affected?

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Posted by Keumars Afifi-Sabet on August 14, 2018

DeepMind can now detect eye diseases as accurately as human doctors

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Posted by Keumars Afifi-Sabet on July 23, 2018

NHS to get £500 million for “digital transformation”

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Posted by Bobby Hellard on June 28, 2018

Doctors reject AI chatbot that is ‘more accurate than a GP’

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Posted by Alan Martin on June 26, 2018

According to skeletal records from Ancient Egypt, our cancer rates are getting worse

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Posted by Alex Lee on June 14, 2018

The UK is facing a mental health crisis and social networks need to help shoulder the blame, NHS chief warns

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on June 12, 2018

The key to curing Alzheimer’s could be a decade’s old asthma drug after it was used to reverse dementia in mice

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on June 7, 2018

Scientists just created a deadly human brain protein in a lab for the first time

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 31, 2018

Touching exhibition uses the power of tech to probe the isolating impact of dementia

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 18, 2018

How Microsoft is getting under the skin of surgery with HoloLens

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Posted by Bobby Hellard on May 11, 2018

The NHS is to trial IoT-enabled medical beds at one Scottish hospital

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 8, 2018

Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on May 3, 2018

Scientists take a step closer to unlocking the genetic causes of migraines

AI can spot signs of autism in brain scans of babies
Posted by Victoria Woollaston on May 1, 2018

AI can spot signs of autism in babies as young as three months from brain scans

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Posted by Alan Martin on April 20, 2018

Pregnant smokers find online ads more effective than some direct medical interventions – and it’s cheaper too

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 16, 2018

No more painful fillings! This dental breakthrough fixes cavities “naturally” using peptides

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Posted by Nicole Kobie on April 13, 2018

The promises and problems of period-tracking apps

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 13, 2018

Immunotherapy could hold the key to eradicating cancer, but what is it and how does it work?

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 5, 2018

Old brains can still grow cells like young ones, study finds

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 5, 2018

These 3D-printed sculptures playfully explore the heart’s complex beauty

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on April 3, 2018

This “injectable bandage” made using seaweed could stop internal bleeding on the battlefield

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on March 29, 2018

Eating out may increase exposure to toxic chemicals, study finds

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on March 23, 2018

Could you or your child have dyslexia? Take these online tests

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on March 21, 2018

This tooth-mounted sensor knows what you’ve eaten

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on March 12, 2018

This online test claims to reveal your chances of getting skin cancer in the next 3.5 years

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on February 27, 2018

Google’s DeepMind turns its virtual hand to predicting when someone might die

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Posted by Edward Munn on February 19, 2018

Could autism be diagnosed via a simple blood test?

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on February 15, 2018

Can eating junk food really cause cancer? Why we need to be super cautious about such claims

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on January 19, 2018

Cancer breakthrough could pave the way for a universal blood test

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on January 15, 2018

This creepy robot baby is here to show parents just what their children crawl in around the home

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Posted by Edward Munn on January 9, 2018

How do general anaesthetics work? Scientists may have finally found the answer

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Posted by Emma Sims on January 4, 2018

Scientists just blocked the world’s most widespread malaria parasite from hijacking this vital protein

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Posted by Edward Munn on January 4, 2018

Scientists have found a way to create drugs you can’t overdose on or become addicted to

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on January 4, 2018

This new machine could finally cure the din of tinnitus with electric shocks to the brain

NHS
Posted by Alex Lee on January 3, 2018

Life-saving AI that detects heart disease and cancer to be rolled out to NHS hospitals this year