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Cancer treatment response may be affected by gut bacteria

5:00pm Friday 3rd November 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy," BBC News reports. The news comes from research into whether people with cancer might respond differently to cancer treatment depending on the bacteria in their gut...

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Could a blood test in middle age predict dementia risk?

5:00pm Thursday 2nd November 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Tissue inflammation blood test points to dementia risk," is the headline in The Times...

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Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk

5:00pm Wednesday 1st November 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer," reports The Guardian…

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Nutrient drink for Alzheimer's has disappointing result in trial

5:00pm Tuesday 31st October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

BBC News tells us the "Alzheimer's nutrient drink falters in clinical trial" but the Daily Mirror reports the drink "could help stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists"...

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Marriage may help lower dementia risk

5:00pm Monday 30th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Marriage and having close friends may help protect against dementia, according to Loughborough University researchers," BBC News reports...

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Afternoon open heart surgery 'leads to fewer complications'

4:00pm Friday 27th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Afternoon heart surgery has lower risk of complications, study suggests," says The Guardian.

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Report calls for better mental health support in the workplace

4:00pm Thursday 26th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says," writes BBC News...

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Blood-thinning drugs may reduce dementia risk in people with irregular heartbeats

6:00pm Wednesday 25th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Common blood thinning drugs halve the risk of dementia for patients who have an irregular heartbeat," reports the Mail Online...

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New genetic variants associated with breast cancer identified

4:00pm Wednesday 25th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Do you have one of the 180 breast cancer genes? One in five women has a variant that raises her risk of the condition by a third" is the rather inaccurate headline in the Mail Online.

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Eating mushrooms at breakfast may help you feel fuller

4:00pm Monday 23rd October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

'Starting the day with mushrooms could help you shed pounds from your waistline, new research has found' the Mail Online reports...

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Men who perform oral sex on women 'more at risk of mouth and throat cancers'

4:00pm Friday 20th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

'Men who have performed oral sex on five or more women are at greater risk of developing head and neck cancer, especially if they smoke' the Evening Standard reports...

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Worrying rise in reports of self-harm among teenage girls in UK

11:00am Friday 20th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Steep rise in self-harm among teenage girls,” BBC News reports. This follows a UK study that used reliable national databases to look at trends in reports of self-harm among young people aged 10 to 19 since 2001...

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4:00pm Thursday 19th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

'A drug to dramatically cut the risk of HIV infection during sex would save the UK around £1bn over the next 80 years' reports BBC News...

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'Magic mushrooms' may help 'reset' depressive brains, study claims

4:50pm Monday 16th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Magic mushrooms can 'reboot' brain to treat depression," reports the Daily Telegraph. The news is based on a small UK study that looked at the effects of psilocybin, a chemical found in magic mushrooms, on patients with severe depression...

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Pregnant women 'should avoid sleeping on back in last trimester'

4:00pm Friday 13th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"New warning to pregnant women: Do not sleep on your back in the last trimester as it could cause stillbirth, claim experts," the Mail Online reports...

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Hormonal fertility tests 'waste of time and money'

5:00pm Thursday 12th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Fertility MOTs' are a waste of money," reports The Daily Telegraph after researchers in the US found hormones tested in "ovarian reserve" fertility test kits bear no relation to how likely women were to get pregnant...

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Childhood obesity soars worldwide

8:30am Thursday 12th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Shocking figures show there are now 124 million obese children worldwide," reports The Guardian.

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Youngest children in school year 'more likely' to get ADHD diagnosis

4:00pm Tuesday 10th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Youngest children in class more likely to be labelled hyperactive," The Times reports. A Finnish study raises the possibility that some children may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD, when in fact their behaviour was age-appropriate...

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Is schizophrenia risk 'around 80% genetic'?

4:00pm Monday 9th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Genetics account for almost 80 per cent of a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, according to new research," the Mail Online reports. That is the main finding of a study looking at how often schizophrenia affected both twins of a pair...

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