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World’s Largest Trial: Aspirin vs Recurring Cancer

World’s Largest Trial: Aspirin vs Recurring Cancer

Aspirin has seen documented used since way back in the times of ancient Greece. Alright, so it wasn’t just a pill you could pop back then, but certain plant extracts were found to ...

Heart Attack Test Hugely Reduces Hospital Admissions

Heart Attack Test Hugely Reduces Hospital Admissions

There are many causes of chest pain: perhaps it's strained muscles or joint inflammation, pneumonia, a panic attack... or even a dreaded heart attack. The prospect of a heart attac ...

UK Womb Transplant Trials Given Go-Ahead

UK Womb Transplant Trials Given Go-Ahead

Thousands upon thousands of women are either born without a uterus or have it removed for health-related reasons. This has massive implications for their ability to have children, ...

Could ‘Good’ Bacteria be Key to Preventing Asthma?

Could ‘Good’ Bacteria be Key to Preventing Asthma?

Contrary to popular belief, asthma isn't just a childhood condition. It affects around five-and-a-half million people in the UK alone - one in 12 adults and one in 11 children. It' ...

“Healthy” Smokers’ Lungs: Mystery Solved!

“Healthy” Smokers’ Lungs: Mystery Solved!

It makes sense to assume that all smokers have unhealthy and blackened lungs, so you might be interested to know that some smokers actually have surprisingly healthy lungs, despite ...

Could Eating More Fish Reduce the Risk of Depression?

Could Eating More Fish Reduce the Risk of Depression?

After the analysis of almost 30 studies, researchers in China believe that eating more fish could help reduce the risk of depression. Contrary to what some people think, depression ...

Weight Loss Surgery Could Cure 50% of Type-2 Diabetes

Weight Loss Surgery Could Cure 50% of Type-2 Diabetes

According to a new study published in The Lancet, weight loss surgery could put half of patients with type-2 diabetes in remission for at least five years. The trial of 60 patients ...

Tiny, Blood-Clotting Balls Could Prove Life-Saving

Did you know that around two million people die each year, worldwide, from massive blood loss after a road traffic accident or other serious accidents? The leading cause of death on the battlefield is uncontrolled bleeding after being hit by an explosion, making up around 79% of the mortality rate. And yet, there is little that can be done on the spot to stem the flow of blood… But now, US scientists and bi ...

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Microchip Enables Paralysed Man to Move Hand for First Time in Years

A microchip implanted in a quadriplegic man’s brain has enabled him to move his hand for the first time in four years. At the age of 19, Ian Burkhart from Ohio in the US was an outgoing and sporty student before a diving accident left him paralysed from the chest down and unable to move his arms or legs. Four years on, Ian, now 23, has become the first person in the world to try Neurobridge, a new kind of t ...

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Scottish Hospital Has Fastest Times for Life-Saving Heart Op

A hospital in Scotland has been praised by Health Secretary Alex Neil for having the fastest times in the whole of the UK for carrying out a heart operation that could be potentially life-saving. Statistics collected by the National Cardiac Benchmarking Collaborative have shown that staff at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, in Clydebank near Glasgow, take only 21 minutes to carry out the treatment - fr ...

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Self-Repairing Teeth Could Put End to Dentist Drill Fears

Much to the relief of dentophobes around the world, a new idea is being developed at King’s College London which could put an end to the dentist’s drill, painful injections, and teeth filled with fillings. Firstly, though, what causes tooth decay? Well, it’s when the bacteria that normally lives in our mouths manages to penetrate the enamel on our teeth, working its way to the dentine, which is the soft par ...

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Super Bananas Could Save Children in Africa

Super bananas developed in Australia could improve and save the lives of millions of people across Africa. Vitamin A, or retinol as it can otherwise be known, is vital for strengthening the immune system, helping vision and keeping skin and linings of parts of the body, like the nose, healthy. Good sources of the vitamin can be found in some dairy products and eggs, but levels can be boosted by increasing y ...

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Surprise Causes of Poor Sleep and What it Does to Your Body

A UK study from researchers at the University of Surrey last year showed that not getting enough sleep could dramatically affect parts of the human body, but it has recently come to light that our quality of sleep could be affected by pets sleeping in our beds with us, and our relationship with our spouse. Sleep deprivation had already been linked with heart disease, obesity, diabetes and a whole range of o ...

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GSK and Adaptimmune Cancer Research Collaboration

In what some people might consider a surprising turn of events, global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will be collaborating with biotech company Adaptimmune, which specialises in experimental cancer treatments. The reason that this might come as a surprise is because it was generally thought that GSK had moved on from cancer research after trading its oncology portfolio with Swiss company Nova ...

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Better Blood Pressure Treatment Saves Thousands of Lives

Doctors from Imperial College London have published research in The Lancet that suggests improved diagnosis and treatment for high blood pressure, or hypertension as it is otherwise known, has saved thousands of lives - maybe even hundreds of thousands - in England over the past twenty years. Analysing national health survey data from between 1994 and 2011, the team found that not only were more people bein ...

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Battle of the Sexes: Who Really Feels More Physical Pain?

Despite what some women might say about how a man would endure through childbirth, it is not something that the male body has evolved to cope with, and so leads to the age old question: who has the higher pain threshold, man or woman? After monitoring around 10,200 male and female patients after surgery - both major, like heart surgery, or minor, such as biopsies - over the course of four years, a prelimina ...

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Health Professionals Sign Pro-E-Cig Letter to WHO

We recently told you how the number of e-cigarette users is on the rise, with people using them to help cut down on their smoking, or kick the habit altogether. But supposedly a document has been leaked which suggests that the World Health Organisation (WHO) is looking to put the devices in the same category as tobacco products, effectively declaring them to be a threat to public health. The WHO has denied ...

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