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Immunotherapy offers hope for men with prostate cancer

A major trial of an immunotherapy drug has shown it can be effective in some men with advanced prostate cancer. Read more

Smartphone ‘addiction’: Young people ‘panicky’ when denied mobiles

Almost a quarter of young people are so dependent on their smartphones that it becomes like an addiction, suggests research by psychiatrists.  Read more

‘Sugar overload’ warning for festive hot drinks

Seasonal lattes and hot chocolates being sold by some High Street coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls of sugar per cup, a study has found. Read more

Heart screening at Cardiff gym ‘saved my life’

A man with no family history of heart problems says a screening at a gym saved his life. Chris Morse, 33, attended a Welsh Hearts screening at David Lloyd gym in Cardiff last April – and was sent to hospital immediately.  Read more

‘Check your cholesterol from age 25’

People should have their cholesterol level checked from their mid-20s, according to researchers. Read more

Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests

Researchers have developed a once-a-month oral contraceptive pill that they say would offer women more choice and control over their fertility. Read more

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