Study says mobiles do not cause brain cancer

Using a mobile phone will not increase the chance of developing brain cancer despite initial reports that it may, according to the largest mobile use study to be conducted so far. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRAC) looked at an analysis of over 10,000 people and did not find any evidence to prove […]

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New clues to genetic breast cancer risk

UK researchers have singled out five genetic clues that may identify why some women have a family history of breast cancer. The new discovery brings the number of genetic variations linked to breast cancer to 18.  The research team was led by Cambridge University and could mean that more women could be screened and treated […]

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Most British kids not protected against Meningitis C

Research from the Oxford University Oxford Vaccine Group has discovered that even though there is a vaccine available in the Childhood Immunisation Programme to guard against meningitis C, most children in Britain are still not protected against the disease. The study found that three of every four children in Britain are not protected against the […]

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Ash not a threat to human health

Dust from the volcanic ash cloud is not a threat to agriculture, health, or the environment according to a statement from Alex Salmond the First Minister. The Scottish Government stated that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has been conducting an ongoing analysis of dust samples from the ash and has determined that at the […]

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Half an hour breast cancer treatment

British doctors claim that a new breast cancer treatment is able to reduce the normal six week course of tumour killing therapy down to just one half an hour according to successful early patient trials. The therapy is designed for use in patients that have early breast cancer after surgery has been performed on the […]

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Brits popping twice as many pills

Official figures show that Britons turn to pills for almost every ill with the average citizen picking up over 16 prescriptions every year which is double the amount reported twenty years ago, according to data from the Department of Health. What is worse, with the range of OTC painkillers continuing to expand, the actual amount […]

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The back of the hospital gown is in sight

Finally someone has started an initiative that will save you from baring your backside during your next hospital stay due to a new project by the Department of Health and the Design Council.  The project aims to make a hospital stay much more comfortable by redesigning bathrooms, bed bays, hospital gowns, and chairs. Seven teams […]

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Doctors want ban on smoking in cars

Twenty of Britain’s leading doctors called for a ban that would prohibit smoking in cars as part of a new set of laws that are designed to protect young children from the negative effects of exposure to smoke. In a letter written by the doctors they ask for additional anti-smoking legislation to help battle the […]

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You don’t have to ditch the coffee to detox!

If you’re detoxing and thinking of dieting in time for summer, you’re probably moping around with unbearable cravings after cutting out everything remotely tasty from your diet. Just because you’re on a health kick, that doesn’t mean you have to ditch your daily caffeine fix. Beat your detox blues with a cup of coffee. It’s […]

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