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People who have more or close family members in their social network are likely to live longer than those who have large groups of friends, a new study has found. Researchers said that older people (aged 57 to 85 years old) who reported feeling “extremely close” to their family members had a 6% risk of mortality […]

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A drug that can greatly reduce the size of lung cancer tumours has been made available on the NHS. The drug, called Tagrisso (osimertinib), is suitable for people with non-small-cell lung cancer who have a mutation that means they’ve stopped responding to other treatments.  It is estimated that 300 people in England and Wales will […]

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Scientists are developing an affordable virtual reality test to help doctors make early diagnoses of neurodegenerative disorders such as MS and Parkinson’s. Their novel solution could revolutionise testing in countries where physicians don’t currently have access to sophisticated diagnostic technology.  The test relies on inexpensive tech, such as VR headsets and Microsoft Kinect sensors, to […]