Friday, June 24, 2016

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Health Articles | Mail Online


How hayfever tablets cost up to five times as much as less well-known brands

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 07:48 PM PDT

Allergy sufferers are charged up to 50p per pill for leading brands, compared with just 10p for the cheapest versions, a Daily Mail survey found.

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Why it's time to cure our sick note addiction

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 04:11 PM PDT

In my career in medicine, I've lost track of the times I've seen taxi-drivers, decorators, farmers, carpenters, freelance designers and so on battle into work, writes DR MAX PEMBERTON.

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Do you struggle to make time to exercise? Expert reveals her 6-step plan to make exercise FUN - and help you shed pounds

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 02:30 PM PDT

Claire Treen, a physiotherapist for Vavista, said if exercise is seen purely as a means to an end, it can be harder to get up and do it. Instead she says it's key to pick something you enjoy and do little and often.

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Fitness craze fans need hip surgery in their 20s: 'Cross fit' and 'sumo squat' routines are creating injuries normally seen in 60s

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 02:15 PM PDT

Gorav Datta, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at University Hospital Southampton, said he now sees 200 patients below the age of 30 every year for injuries sustained as a result of extreme sport.

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Why is stress more likely to cause depression in men than women? While hormones do play a role, social factors are to blame

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 12:45 PM PDT

More women are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization. Experts say while biological differences, such as hormones play a role, women face more stress.

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Women with higher levels of bad bacteria in breasts are 'more likely to develop cancer'

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 11:19 AM PDT

More women may use probiotic yoghurt drinks that are meant to promote the growth of good bacteria in the body as a result of the findings by scientists from the Western University in Ontario.

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David Hibbitt who claimed cannabis oil cured his cancer dies a year later

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 10:35 AM PDT

David Hibbitt, from Stoke-on-Trent, was diagnosed with the disease in July 2012 and underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. The cannabis oil cost him £50 a gram.

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Retired matron died from infected bedsores that Lichfield care home staff failed to notice

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 09:45 AM PDT

Myfanwy Osborne, 83, had gone into Beechfields Nursing Home in Lichfield, West Midlands, to recover after treatment for bowel problems. Her family has been awarded £20,000 following her death.

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The 5 foods every woman should eat to be healthy in old age

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 08:29 AM PDT

Having a healthy diet helps women keep their ability to perform everyday tasks such as carrying groceries or dressing themselves, say Harvard Medical School researchers.

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Fat fathers 'increase their daughter's risk of breast cancer'

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 08:15 AM PDT

The study by Georgetown University Medical Centre was the first to examine the effect of a dad being obese on his offspring's future cancer risk.

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Report reveals we spend less on treating cancer than countries Estonia, Greece and Lithuania

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 08:15 AM PDT

An average of 54 per cent of cancer victims across Europe are still alive five years after falling ill compared to 50 per cent in the UK, a report by the Swedish Institute for Health Economics found.

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Can PINEAPPLE win the war against superbugs?

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 08:08 AM PDT

Scientists at LaTrobe University in Melbourne said enzymes in the fruit, called bromelain, could be used to aid the battle against multi-drug resistant bacteria.

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Men are more likely to have unprotected sex with women they find attractive

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 08:05 AM PDT

Ugly women take less care of themselves and have more chance of carrying a sexually transmitted infection, researchers from Southampton and Bristol universities found.

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How gonorrhea is becoming untreatable

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 05:10 AM PDT

The unnamed British man had recently returned from Japan where his sexual partner had been diagnosed with gonorrhea. The infection eventually went after doctors doubled the levels of antibiotics.

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Google helped diagnose Hull father's cancer after doctors mistook his symptoms for a YEAR

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 05:05 AM PDT

Doctors suspected asthma, bronchitis and even sleep apnoea when Kevin Everett, an engineer from Hull, visited them with breathing difficulties and problems with his sinuses.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Office 'cake culture' is fuelling obesity and rotting our teeth

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 07:01 PM PDT

Workers should bring fruit platters into the office instead of doughnuts, cookies and biscuits, advises Professor Nigel Hunt of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Plastic toys 'can harbour nasty viruses for hours, raising risk of infection' 

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 05:50 PM PDT

Certain viruses, such as influenza, can survive on children's toys for up to 24 hours - long enough to result in infection, scientists at Georgia State University have warned.

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Pounding the treadmill releases proteins 'which help boost the brain's ability to remember'

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 04:17 PM PDT

Research by the National Institute on Ageing found running boosted the levels of a protein called cathepsin B. When this was lacking, participants struggled to remember things.

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One in FIVE cases of cancer can be prevented by eating healthy, more exercise, less booze and losing weight 

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 02:48 PM PDT

Poor diet choices, a lack of exercise, excess alcohol consumption, and unhealthy body weight could account for more than 20 per cent of cancer cases, experts at the University of Arizona say.

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Shoot-up galleries 'would reduce crime, HIV and stop overdoses'

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 12:54 PM PDT

Assisted treatment for heroin users in supervised clinics would make it easier for addicts to get off the drug and reduce harm to individuals and society, the British Medical Association said.

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Video of neon yellow liquid squirts out of man's cyst

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 12:33 PM PDT

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Luminous fluid squirts out of an unnamed Australian man's cyst on the back of his neck. Dr GuruS2 can be seen using a laser to make a hole in the liquid-lump.

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Compounds in the suprfood broccoli lower risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 12:16 PM PDT

Consuming the vegetable just once every three days could improve the immune system, researchers from the University of Illinois claim.

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Heroin use at 20-year high in U.S. drug "epidemic", U.N. says

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 12:12 PM PDT

According to the UN's World Drug Report 2016, the number of heroin users in the US reached around one million in 2014, almost three times as many as in 2003.

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Mother who won £150k after bad tummy tuck says cosmetic surgery has ruined her life

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 11:26 AM PDT

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Debra Dawson, 54, from Merseyside, required six further emergency ops to remove necrotic flesh from her stomach which left her with an open would that refused to close.

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Rise of young men using performance enhancing drugs to get the perfect selfie

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 10:43 AM PDT

Over the past two years 50 per cent more people have visited some needle-exchange clinics, for equipment to inject steroids, say researchers from the Universities of Kent and Birmingham.

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Woman has football-sized tumour removed from her lung

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 10:33 AM PDT

WARNING VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT: Petra Bohunicka, 38, almost died during surgery in Prague to remove the huge non-malignant mass which would have left her unable to breathe.

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Spending more time with a GP 'is more cost effective than many prescription drugs'

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 09:32 AM PDT

Glasgow patients living with chronic conditions like diabetes who had appointments of 30 to 45 minutes were in better health a year later than those who spent 10 minutes with their GP.

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'Driving instructors and personal trainers earn more than us', complain locum doctors

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 08:30 AM PDT

The British Medical Association today voted to abolish the caps, describing them as a 'death knell' on doctors' livelihoods. They also said the limits were worsening the NHS's staffing crisis.

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New vaccine for herpes reduces the number of outbreaks

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 08:28 AM PDT

The world's first injection for genital herpes could become even more powerful if used in combination with existing medicines, scientists from Indiana University believe.

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'Women should wash their hands BEFORE going to the loo'

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 08:25 AM PDT

The debate was sparked on Mumsnet by a named 'mallorcanmummy'.Her husband's theory is that germs on a woman's hands will be transferred to other parts of her body when using loo roll.

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Zika virus scientists believe they are one step closer to developing a vaccine

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 08:17 AM PDT

Scientists at Imperial College London found previously exposed to the dengue virus boosts the potency of Zika, explaining why cases in Brazil, where the former is rife, have soared.

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Cancer breakthrough as scientists discover new ways of blocking tumours spreading

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 08:15 AM PDT

'Free floating' cancer cells are able to survive because of surface proteins that normally keep tumours anchored to one place, scientists from Queen Mary University of London found.

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New therapy could keep HIV at bay without the need for daily pills

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 07:25 AM PDT

The treatment, using human antibodies, was found to suppress viral loads for up to 19 weeks after patients stopped taking antiretroviral medications, scientists at Rockefeller University said

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Why I fear for NHS cancer patients: Doctor says we are not getting the best treatment

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 07:02 AM PDT

Cancer care is heavily affected by NHS budgets, and expensive drugs are a large proportion of the concerns, Dr Ruth Kagan, a GP in London, told The Hippocratic Post.

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Doctors will push for 'opt-out' organ donation scheme

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 06:24 AM PDT

The British Medical Association will lobby the Government to adopt a similar system to that in Wales, where patients are provisionally put on the donor register unless they explicitly opt out.

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Calls for e-cigs to be outlawed over fears chemicals cause lung damage

Posted: 23 Jun 2016 12:08 AM PDT

Yesterday, at the British Medical Association's annual meeting in Belfast, doctors voted to press for a ban on e-cigarettes in enclosed public spaces to bring them in line with tobacco cigarettes.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Want to lose weight? Count bites not calories! New wearable technology 'helps people shed pounds'

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 09:00 PM PDT

New wearable technology that provides bite count feedback and allows people to keep a track of the number of bites during a meal, could help battle obesity, experts at Clemson University found.

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Zika warnings lead to 'sharp increase in demand for abortion in Latin America'

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 06:54 PM PDT

In many of these countries abortion is either illegal or highly restricted, leaving pregnant women with few options and potentially driving them to use unsafe methods, warn experts at the University of Cambridge.

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6 foods YOU should eat before a date, to calm nerves, flatten your stomach and get you in the mood 

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 04:54 PM PDT

From nuts to calm your nerves, to dark chocolate to get you in the mood and crunchy veg to ensure your breath is fresh, a team of nutritionists reveal the six foods that could help you win your date over.

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GPs say £55 payment for every new dementia case makes families distressed

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 04:33 PM PDT

Doctors were simply being told to 'to tick boxes' without offering proper support for anxious patients and families, representatives of the British Medical Association warned.

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Do YOU have smartphone blindness?

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 02:51 PM PDT

Experts from Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, warned this fleeting loss of vision is too often mistaken for a stroke, leading to 'unnecessary anxiety and costly investigations'.

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Landmark study gives most detailed insight yet into genetic causes of bowel cancer

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 12:04 PM PDT

The study, conducted by The Institute of Cancer Research, London, also concluded that the major genes that greatly increase the risk of bowel cancer have now almost certainly been found.

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What's the key to quitting smoking? KEEP TRYING!

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 10:49 AM PDT

Though conventional wisdom says it takes five to seven attempts for most smokers to quit, experts at the University of Toronto found after anaylzing 1,200 smokers, the reality is nearer 30 attempts.

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Exercising DOESN'T make you lose weight - but it will help save your life by getting rid of deadly fat around your organs

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 09:51 AM PDT

This 'visceral fat' that cloaks our organs can lead to health problems – particularly type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease, warn the Liverpool and Dutch researchers.

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Are YOU in hay fever hell this year? Cases soar by a third due to longer pollen seasons

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 08:50 AM PDT

Researchers in Sweden found allergic reactions to grass pollen have gone up from 26 to 39 per cent among adults between 1992 and 2012 - but allergies to mould and pet hair remain the same.

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How texting and tweeting is wrecking romantic relationships

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 07:20 AM PDT

Overusing social media as an adolescent may damage the development of key relationship skills, according to experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and N.C. State University.

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Jeremy Kyle DNA kit firm says new test reveals truth just 8 weeks in pregnancy

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 07:05 AM PDT

The new non-invasive prenatal DNA tests, claims to identify the father and sex of the baby just two months after conception. But as it is not 100 per cent accurate, a second test must be taken after birth.

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Average worker loses 28 minutes a day to the habit so should they be paid less? 

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 06:49 AM PDT

With the average cigarette taking about seven minutes to smoke, and smokers taking an average of four cigarette breaks a day, this equates to 865 million minutes lost minutes a day of puffing time.

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Heart attack victims are '50% more likely to die' if they have diabetes

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 06:21 AM PDT

Dr Mike Knapton, of the British Heart Foundation, said: 'This research adds to what we already knew - that after a heart attack, you're less likely to survive if you also have diabetes.'

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Playing an internet 'makeover' game makes schoolgirls want a slimmer figure

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 05:16 AM PDT

Youngsters played Dream Date Dress Up, one of several appearance-focused games targeted at girls, report researchers from the University of the West of England, Bristol.

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Mother terrified her husband found her baby weight unattractive developed anorexia

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 03:30 AM PDT

Lauryn Bertuco, 24, from Pennsylvania, thought she had overcome the eating disorder as a teenager but it was triggered again after she gave birth to her third child two years ago.

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Fit and active father who became paralysed 'for no reason' is still in a wheelchair

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 03:30 AM PDT

Before his paralysis, Rich Hibbert, a university administrator from Leeds, was extremely fit and active. The 38-year-old is now completely dependent on a wheelchair.

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A third of people admit to suffering signs of incontinence

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 01:53 AM PDT

A survey of 2,000 adults found almost half were too embarrassed to talk to either a doctor or loved one about the embarrassing symptoms, medical manufacturer Coloplast said.

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Let patients refer themselves to specialists, urges doctor amid GP warnings

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 01:49 AM PDT

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the British Medical Association's GP committee, said more needs to be done to 'cut out the middle-man' and free upappointments for other patients.

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Scientists find diabetes treatment drugs could impact on alzheimer's disease

Posted: 22 Jun 2016 01:22 AM PDT

Dementia-related effects in the brain can lead to changes in the body's handling of glucose, and ultimately to diabetes, scientists from the University of Aberdeen found.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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Irregular meal patterns linked to greater risk of high blood pressure

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 06:45 PM PDT

Researchers from King's College London and Newcastle University found eating inconsistently may affect our internal body clock putting people at risk of diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.

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Molecule contained in caffeine thought to slow growth of tissues that damage the organ 

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 06:38 PM PDT

The British Liver Trust today adds to the growing weight of evidence around the health benefits of drinking coffee, publishing an 83-page report summarising all existing research on the subject.

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More Americans are eating a healthier diet

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 06:17 PM PDT

Over a period of 13 years the estimated percentage of Americans eating a poor diet fell from 56 per cent to 46 per cent, scientists at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston found.

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Doctors urged to prescribe drugs for morning sickness

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 06:06 PM PDT

Guidelines drawn up following concerns by charities that hundreds of thousands of UK women are suffering and, at worst, every year hundreds abort their babies as their sickness is so severe.

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Stress to blame as millions of women suffer digestive problems in the past 12 months

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 05:59 PM PDT

The study found that upsets were rarely caused by an intolerance, infection or virus. Instead, 30 per cent of adults who have had stomach problems blamed stress.

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Pregnant women who fast food everyday are putting 'THREE generations at risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes'

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 05:53 PM PDT

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis found expectant mothers who eat a lot of junk food presdispose their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to metabolic problems.

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Babies who are breast-fed until six months old are 'better behaved as children'

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 05:11 PM PDT

Breastfeeding has benefits that extend beyond physical health, including improved IQ levels and cognitive skills, experts from Glasgow University have found.

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The 8 ways exercise WILL make you happier, including tackling depression and anxiety

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 04:53 PM PDT

Exercise is great not only for a person's physical wellbeing but also for their mental health, says Christina Hibbert in her new book 8 Keys To Mental Health Through Exercise.

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Patients should be allowed to sign themselves off for two WEEKS without a doctor's note because GP's are 'too busy' to write them

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 04:45 PM PDT

Doctors who are representatives of the BMA believe employees can be trusted to declare themselves as 'unfit' for work and said writing out the letters takes too much time.

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Revealed... the 5-step plan to QUITTING sugar for good

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 02:18 PM PDT

From scrutinising ingredient labels to filling up on protein-rich foods and taking probiotics, a team of nutritionists reveal their tips on how to eradicate sweet treats from your diet for good.

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What's the key to a good night's sleep? The answer lies in your pre-bed routine 

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 01:32 PM PDT

Experts at the University of Western Australia found switching off all electronics one hour before bed, using mindfulness and meditation and sleeping in a cool room are key to getting good shut eye.

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How to beat the menopause: Diet of seeds, chickpeas and soya beans and found to reduce symptoms in women

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 12:16 PM PDT

Researchers from Erasmus University, Rotterdam believe to have found the reason why populations which use plant-based diets rarely have symptoms of menopause.

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Inflammation from itching 'helps viruses like Zika spread around the body' 

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 11:36 AM PDT

Scientists at Leeds and Glasgow universities discovered some white blood cells, triggered by the body's immune response to the saliva, became infected and replicated the virus.

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Doctors SHOULD be allowed to help their patients die: Leading GP claims we are 'turning our backs' on terminal illnesses

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 11:19 AM PDT

'By not discussing this issue we are turning our backs on our patients now and into the future,' says Dr Clare Gerada in regards to the debate on assisted suicide.

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Why DO we gain weight after drastic dieting? A slowing metabolism

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 11:00 AM PDT

Sergio Diez Alvarez, director of medicine at the University of Newcastle, Australia, explores why persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult...

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Vaping IS better than smoking and 'is improving the world's health'

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 09:55 AM PDT

The rapid growth of smokers using e-cigarettes in an attempt to quit has taken the industry by surprise, said Marcus Munafo, a professor of psychology at University of Bristol.

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Both have the same needs but only youngsters are smothered in love, nurse claims

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 09:55 AM PDT

When an infant is ill, first class care becomes paramount, yet elderly people are denied treatment because 'they're on death's doorstep anyway', says nurse Helen Cowan.

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Anorexic teen died the day before she was due to start treatment

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 09:06 AM PDT

Childcare student Stephanie Marks, 18, from North Somerset, could have been saved if she had received urgent care for low potassium levels, Avon Coroner's Court was told.

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Beautician battling cancer's 'cooling cap' treatment stops her hair falling out

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 07:21 AM PDT

Nadia Brown, from Stoke-on-Trent, was left devastated after doctors told her she would probably lose her trademark brown hair as a result of chemotherapy.

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Survey reveals more gay men are finally getting themselves checked for HIV

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 07:17 AM PDT

Testing for the deadly virus remains a problem, despite more gay men being checked than ever before, according to research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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Mobile phones used by hospital staff 'harbour viruses'

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 06:40 AM PDT

Swabs revealed evidence of viruses on 38.5 per cent of devices.The discovery, made in France, raises concerns about hygiene in hospital wards housing vulnerable patients - especially children.

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Why Mozart beats Abba when it comes to the heart and blood pressure

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 05:58 AM PDT

Mozart's symphony No. 40 in G minor was found to be the most effective at lowering blood pressure while the words in Abba's music actually stimulated the brain, German researchers found.

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Toddler is nearly blinded when washing detergent capsule bursts in her face

Posted: 21 Jun 2016 05:21 AM PDT

Rainbow Jones, from Northamptonshire, suffered burns to 95 per cent of the cornea in her left eye following the accident involving an Ariel Liquitab.

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Women should be able to take abortion pills at home, say nurses

Posted: 20 Jun 2016 11:52 PM PDT

Speakers at the RCN Congress in Glasgow said laws which state abortions must be approved by two doctors and carried out at a hospital or specialist clinic were 'needlessly intrusive' and out of date.

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Giving prostate cancer patients fewer, more powerful doses thought to reduce side effects

Posted: 20 Jun 2016 11:43 PM PDT

Scientists called for a change to the way radiotherapy is delivered for men with prostate cancer - after their trial found fewer, more powerful doses would benefit patients.

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Nurses warn patients are routinely being dumped in corridors and storerooms

Posted: 20 Jun 2016 11:35 PM PDT

Stark warnings by nurses at the Royal College of Nursing's annual conference in Glasgow are further evidence that hospitals are struggling to cope with an ageing population and migration.

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