US & World

Lula: Brazil court rejects request to free ex-president pending appeal

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says the corruption charges against him are politically motivated Brazil’s Supreme Court has delayed its decision over an appeal by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva against his convictions for corruption. Judges also rejected a proposal that Lula be freed until they reach a […]

Health

Prostate cancer: New urine test hope

Image copyright Getty Images An experimental new urine test can reveal if men with early prostate cancer will probably need aggressive therapy or can be left untreated but monitored, UK researchers say. Current PSA blood tests cannot do this, meaning many men experience unnecessary worry, investigations and treatment. The prostate urine risk (PUR) test looks […]

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MMR vaccination rates in slight fall among children in Scotland