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HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in the UK.

No life-saving surgery 'for billions'

Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.

Back pain link to chimpanzee spine

People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.

Mitochondria editing tried in mice

Researchers develop a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.

Miliband warns of 'two-tier' NHS

Labour says leading English hospitals saw income from private patients rise by 58% since 2010 - but the Lib Dems accuse the party of "rank hypocrisy".

Hope over child malaria vaccine tests

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet.
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