Four London sexual health clinics saw dramatic falls in new HIV infections among gay men of around 40 per cent last year, compared with 2015, new figures show. This decline may be mostly due to thousands of people buying medicines called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which cut the chance of catching the virus, online

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Researchers have launched an innovative medical experiment that’s designed to provide quick answers while meeting the needs of patients, rather than drug companies

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A cybersecurity expert tackles breast cancer and data privacy

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Carissa Véliz (University of Oxford) warns us: we should act now before it is too late. Privacy damages accumulate, and, in many cases, are irreversible. We urgently need more regulations to protect our privacy

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As more and more sick patients are going online and using social media to search for answers about their health, it’s raising a lot of thorny ethical questions for doctors

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Researcher who spent months chasing permission to republish online data sets urges others to read up on the law

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A professor of neuroscience says it will one day be possible to live on in a computer after death

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When a certified nursing assistant in Hubbard, Iowa, shared a photo online in March of a nursing home resident with his pants around his ankles, his legs and hand covered in feces, the most surprising aspect of state health officials’ investigation was this: It wasn’t against the law

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