Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.

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NHS tests implanted sugar monitor

A blood sugar monitor that can stay in the body for five months is being tested on NHS patients with type 1 diabetes.

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Drinking water ‘no hangover cure’

Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.

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Young goths ‘at risk of depression’

Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

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Brain cells ‘burn out’ in Parkinson’s

Brain cells in Parkinson’s disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an “overheating motor”, an early study suggests.

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Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

Searching blood for fragments of cancer can find tumours that have come back months before symptoms appear, a study shows.

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Laser detects brain tumour during surgery

Surgeons in London use lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour.

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Low vitamin-D genes linked to MS

People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests.

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