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Call to expand new stroke treatment

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Doctors urge the government to make an effective new stroke treatment more widely available across Scotland.

MRSA contamination found in supermarket sausages and minced pork in UK

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A survey carried out earlier this year has found the first evidence of the 'superbug' bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in sausages and minced pork obtained from supermarkets in the UK. However, researchers stress that this does not pose a significant immediate risk to t...
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Record 'fake drugs' haul by UK agency

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Dangerous counterfeit and unlicensed medicines worth nearly £16m have been seized in a record haul by the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Ebola continues to shift, but grows no more fatal

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In the West African epidemic, Ebola evolved and spread quickly, but the virus is not becoming deadlier over time.

Risk of major sea level rise in England, Northern Europe

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Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than previously thought. There is a significant risk that the seas around Scandinavia, England, the Netherlands and ...

Toddler playing with fruit bat sparked Ebola outbreak

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The first victim of the Ebola epidemic may have contracted the virus after playing with a bat he found in the hollow of a treeAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Study shows how Ebola evolved during the outbreak in West Africa

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University of Bristol researchers have played a key role in a new multi-national Ebola study published in Nature. The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has been going on for over a year and there have been fears about the speed of virus evolution, and the corresponding effect on vaccines, diagn...

Blood protein may indicate risk of Alzheimer's disease

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Scientists at King's College London have identified a single blood protein that may indicate the development of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) years before symptoms appear, a disorder that has been associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.
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Early care can prevent a mental health crisis | Letters

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Following on from the Care Quality Commission report on crisis care for people with mental health problems, it is clear that children and young people are not receiving the care and support they need (A&E staff attitudes to patients in mental health crisis ‘often shocking’, 12 June). We know ...

NHS patients to be monitored remotely in digital healthcare revolution

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The NHS is going high-tech with new proposals announced today which could see conditions being monitored remotely to free up doctors' appointmentsAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Targeted ER Breakdown

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Researchers identify receptors that target the endoplasmic reticulum for degradation by autophagy in yeast and mice. Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Elderly 'being trapped' in hospital

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Elderly people are being "trapped" in English hospitals in ever greater numbers as there is no where else for them to go, the charity Age UK warns.

Mining the microbial dark matter

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Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics.Nature 522 270 doi: 10.1038/522270aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

The dentures made from dead soldiers's teeth

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When dentures were made from dead people's teeth

Rate of ectopic pregnancy following IVF has almost halved in past 12 years

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The risk of ectopic pregnancy following fertility treatment with assisted reproduction (ART) is small but significantly higher than found in natural conceptions. Now, a nationwide population-based analysis of all ART pregnancies achieved in the UK between 2000 and 2012 has found that the rate of ...
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Death of the autopsy leaves us in the dark about misdiagnosis

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Autopsy rates have plummeted in the UK. Without them, more people may go to the grave with a misdiagnosed cause of death, skewing statistics and hiding the problemAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Increasing regulation of care services is making the sector less attractive for workers

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Over 1.5 million people currently work in the care sector in the UK and as the population ages, the demands for care and employees will increase. However, the health and social care sector has experienced challenges in recent years as a result of austerity measures in the public sector which has ...

US marijuana legalisation has not led to rise in use by adolescents, study finds

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Data on one million teenagers shows marijuana use did not increase in US states where it was legalised, with fall among youngest children, authors of study findLegalising the medical use of cannabis has not led to a surge in the numbers of adolescents using it in the USA, according to new researc...
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NHS 'fails to help dental patients'

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Patients are still facing problems finding an NHS dentist in England, research suggests.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Unsafe asthma prescribing 'must end'

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Tens of thousands of people with asthma in the UK are not getting the right medicines to keep their condition safely under control, according to an audit.

Research shows most children do not regularly use e-cigarettes

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Children aged 11 to 16 who have never smoked do not regularly use e-cigarettes, according to new Cancer Research UK data being presented today (Friday) at the UK Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Conference  and will be published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research .

Drug combination highlights potential new depression treatment

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Scientists at our University have identified that a combination of two existing licensed drugs could be used as a potential new treatment for depression.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Narcolepsy and the swine flu vaccine: the girl who falls asleep 40 times a day

The Guardian / Hannah Devlin Science correspondent - - Reading time 5 mins - Share :
Lucy Tonge was 13 when she developed narcolepsy after having the Pandemrix jab. She is appealing against the rejection of her compensation claimWhen Lucy Tonge started drifting off in front of the television as a 13-year-old, her parents put it down to typical teenage lethargy. And when she devel...
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Cervical cancer 'affects older women'

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There is a perception that cervical cancer is a young woman's disease, but half of deaths occur in women over 65, a British Medical Journal report says.

Warning over 'dodgy' allergy tests

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Warning over 'dodgy' allergy tests

Can't help falling in love? Why divorce and separation might not be that bad for your health

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Middle-aged men and women who have experienced the upheaval of separation, divorce and remarriage are almost as healthy as couples in stable marriages, according to a new study involving LSE.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader
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The innovators: the app that allows patients to track their illnesses

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uMotif can send clinical information in advance to doctors, remind people when to take their medication and even monitor their moodDavid Bedford suffers from Parkinson’s disease and can sometimes forget to take one of the five different pills he needs to keep the condition in check. Worse, when...
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Learn the unsavory truth about this commercial almond milk

Naturalnews.com / By Ethan Huff - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) So-called milk alternatives abound in today's commercial food system as more and more folks develop intolerance, whether physically or mentally, to the highly-processed, enzymatically-dead swill they call grocery store "milk." But one of the most popular go-to alternatives...

Public service complaints 'too hard'

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Reporting concerns about a public body should be made simpler, a watchdog says as a survey finds only a third of people who experience poor service make a complaint.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Call the Midwife

The Atlantic / Jamie Santa Cruz - - Reading time 8 mins - Share :
When Kelly LeGendre found out in 2012 that she was pregnant with her first child, the Arizona resident, then 34, knew she needed to seek prenatal care. Unlike most American mothers, however, LeGendre didn’t seek out an obstetrician. Instead, she opted for a midwife. For LeGendre, the decision w...

Vitamin D shows promise for treating Crohn's disease in pilot study

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New research published in this month's edition of United European Gastroenterology journal suggests that supplementation with vitamin D may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease, and could have a role in the treatment of the condition. The study is by Profes...
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Vaccine hope for post-traumatic stress

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Development of anxiety and fear alleviated by manipulating immune system in rodents.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17746Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Mental health care 'inadequate'

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People who need urgent mental health care in England are receiving inadequate support, regulators say.

Surgeon proposes human head transplant operation as soon as 2017

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Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy is presenting his proposal to use brain-dead organ donors to test a head-transplant techniqueAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Should You Take Out a Perfectly Good Prostate?

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Preemptive prostate removal may become more common, and may save lives.

New system to detect patients' antibiotic resistance takes just 30 minutes

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A new device being developed by medical experts will transform the time it takes to detect antibiotic resistance in patients from several days to just half an hour.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Simple steps 'could save NHS £5bn'

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The NHS in England could save £5bn a year with improved staff organisation and a better approach to purchasing everyday items, a review will say.

New drug can clear all psoriasis symptoms

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Good news for anyone who has psoriasis, a University of Manchester led trial of a new drug has resulted in 40 percent of people showing a complete clearance of psoriatic plaques after 12 weeks of treatment and over 90 percent showing improvement. The research tested 2,500 people with psoriasis. H...
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Teenagers should exercise like kids to achieve best health outcomes

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As little as two minutes of high-intensity exercise four times a day improves health outcomes in adolescents, but the same amount of moderate-intensity exercise does not reap the same rewards, according to a new study from the University of Exeter.
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'To make your children eat their greens, feed them lots early in life,' research says

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The taste of vegetables can grow on your children from an early age, research showsAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Soft Tissue Detected in Millennia-Old Dino Bones

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Researchers report finding evidence of red blood cells and proteins in 75-million-year-old dinosaur fossils.
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