Murray & Konta target quarter-finals on Wimbledon's 'Manic Monday'

Murray & Konta target quarter-finals on Wimbledon's 'Manic Monday'

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will try to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals as the men’s and women’s fourth-round singles matches are played on Monday. The pair will attempt to give Britain a man and woman in the last eight for the first time since 1973. Sixth seed Konta plays France’s 21st seed Caroline Garcia in the opening match on Court One at 13:00 BST. Defending champion Murray plays Frenchman Benoit Paire on Centre Court at…

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Prostate cancer blood test 'helps target treatment'

Prostate cancer blood test 'helps target treatment'

Scientists have developed a blood test that could pick out which men with advanced prostate cancer would benefit from a new drug treatment. The test detects cancer DNA in the blood, helping doctors check whether precision drugs are working. Cancer Research UK said the test could “greatly improve survival”. But larger studies involving more men needed to take place to confirm if doctors could rely on the test, the charity said. Blood samples from 49…

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Nvidia-powered Max-Q Laptops Target Thin and Light Gaming

Nvidia-powered Max-Q Laptops Target Thin and Light Gaming

Most gaming laptops are very obviously gaming laptops thanks to their substantial girth and weight. After all, it takes a lot of cooling to keep a high-power GPU running in such a small case. Nvidia is looking to change that with the Max-Q technology it announced at Computex in Taipei. By optimizing performance, Max-Q can make gaming laptops with a desktop-class GTX 1080 almost as thin as a standard ultraportable notebook. Max-Q takes its name from the…

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Man Utd target three or four signings in 'crazy' transfer window

Man Utd target three or four signings in 'crazy' transfer window

Manchester United are likely to limit their summer spending to three or four key signings. United will be in the Champions League and boss Jose Mourinho said executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has had his targets “for more than two months”. Mourinho wants to enhance his forward and defensive options to challenge for the Premier League title next season. United have been linked with Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann and Burnley centre-back Michael Keane. “Ed Woodward…

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Prostate cancer: Blood test could help target treatment

Prostate cancer: Blood test could help target treatment

A blood test has been developed that could help target treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer. Cancer researchers in Europe analysed blood from 265 men with the disease. They found those with multiple copies of a particular gene did not respond to abiraterone and enzalutamide – drugs commonly used to treat advanced cases. More trials are needed but the team hope the test could prevent thousands of men undergoing unnecessary treatment and allow more…

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Hunt demands NHS hits target for A&E care

Hunt demands NHS hits target for A&E care

Jeremy Hunt has told NHS hospitals they must get back to meeting the target for seeing patients swiftly in A&E. The Health Secretary told a Reform think tank meeting this was “critical for patient safety”. The target of seeing 95% of patients in four hours has been missed in England for some time. There was a record low of 86.2% in December. Mr Hunt demanded progress this year and said the target should be hit…

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David Bowie Ziggy Stardust statue reaches £100k target

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust statue reaches £100k target

A statue of singer David Bowie will go up in the town where he first performed as Ziggy Stardust following the success of a crowdfunding campaign. More than 650 people pledged sums totalling more than the £100,000 goal, 19 hours before the deadline. The statue will be put up in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where Bowie unveiled his Ziggy character and two albums. Campaigner David Stopps said it was an exciting moment and raising the cash means…

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'Snoopers' charter' petition hits signatures target

'Snoopers' charter' petition hits signatures target

A petition asking the UK government to repeal its new Investigatory Powers Act now has more than 118,000 signatures. This means that it must now be considered for parliamentary debate. Internet providers will soon have to record which services their customers’ devices connect to – including websites and messaging apps. They must keep this information for one year and share it with various departments and organisations on demand. The government says it will help in…

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