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Denis Campbell

Curing epilepsy

A pioneering new initiative at a British hospital is using MRI scans to assess whether children with epilepsy should have surgery.

Test could warn of early menopause

A genetic test could help women who delay motherhood then find they cannot conceive by identifying those who will go through the change of life early.

Stem-cell tourism on the rise as swindlers cash in

Despite the lack of reliable evidence underpinning the treatments being offered, the number of people resorting to stem-cell tourism is growing.

Working around the clock can harm your ticker

Working excessive hours is thought to damage cardiovascular health by causing a person's heart rate and blood pressure to go up.

Call for heart pills at fast-food outlets

McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food outlets should offer diners free drugs to compensate for the risk of heart disease.

New high in fortysomethings giving birth

Today's figures show the number of women giving birth at 40 or over has almost doubled in the past decade and almost tripled in the last 20 years.

The genetics dilemma facing doctors

A patient has an inherited illness that could put family members at risk -- but what if they're kept in the dark?

AA makes way for new ABC

Joe Gerstein tells <b>Denis Campbel</b>l why he rejects the myth that alcoholism is a 'disease' to be endured rather than cured.

League ‘is killing football’

The ''competitive balance'' between the top clubs and the rest of the domestic leagues has been upset. The Champions League has created, in almost every country in Europe, an elite of rich clubs whose increasing dominance is turning their domestic title races into predictable turn-offs for fans.

Glazer’s secret goal

Ten years ago, English football was a different game. Fans could pay at the gate, grounds were often only two-thirds full, average attendance was 26 000 and not every Premiership stadium was all-seat. Sky Sports showed 40 live matches per season, and only on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights. But fast forward a decade and Malcolm Glazer's bid to buy Manchester United starts to make sense.

Why Uefa’s not a foreign body

Uefa is trying to stem the growing influx of ''foreign'' footballers by forcing clubs across Europe to have up to eight home-grown players on their books and a new maximum squad size of 25. The Uefa leadership has finally brought forward detailed proposals to counter what it regards as serious problems.

More farce than footwork

Imagine a club where there is more farce in the off-field antics than an average Carry On film, the dressing-room politics would shame ancient Rome and the back four appear to be the Keystone Cops of premiership defending.

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