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HPV urine test 'could be alternative to smear'

17th September 2014 – A simple urine test for human papillomavirus (HPV) could offer a non-invasive alternative to the conventional cervical 'smear' test, say experts.Researchers based in London and Spain say it could also lead to more people being s ... [Published BootsWebMD - 19 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Working long hours may affect heart health

Having certain types of job could affect our health, because the nature of a job can affect someone’s lifestyle. For example, someone who does very physical work will usually get more exercise than someone who does a desk-based job. The type of work someone ... [Published BootsWebMD - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Diabetic neuropathy increases stair falls risk

17th September 2014 - New UK research suggests that people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a complication of diabetes that affects the nerves in the limbs, often sway more during stair climbing and are, therefore, more likely to fall.The researchers, ... [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

High-fat dairy products & lower diabetes risk

16th September 2014 – New Swedish research shows that eating and drinking high-fat dairy products is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This finding appears to contradict current guidance which recommends people with diabetes ... [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Risks of breast cancer screening in over 70s

15th September 2014 – Including women over 70 in a national breast cancer screening programme does not lead to a large fall in advanced cases, and may actually lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, a Dutch study has concluded.At present the NHS Breast ... [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Walk or cycle to work for wellbeing

15th September 2014 - Walking or cycling to work is better for your mental health than driving to your workplace, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).The researchers also found it wasn't just walking and cycling that had a ... [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Are drugs helpful for mild high blood pressure?

Having high blood pressure (also called hypertension) can damage a person’s blood vessels over time. This can increase their chance of serious problems like heart attacks and strokes. High blood pressure can be especially dangerous for people with certain ... [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

'Fat shaming' does not aid weight loss, says study

12th September 2014 – Discriminating against people who are overweight or obese does not help them lose weight and may actually promote weight gain, research has found.The study, published in the journal Obesity, contradicts the theory that so-called ... [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

More patients surviving hip fractures

12th September 2014 – An extra 300 people survived after fracturing their hips in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an audit.Experts are putting the change down to improvements in care.The figures ... [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Rare blood type link to memory problems

11th September 2014 - People with the rare blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later life than people with other blood types, according to a new study.The possible link has been found by US researchers who've published their findings ... [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Sunshine levels linked with suicides

Earlier studies have found that the number of people who commit suicide varies by season, with the most suicides happening in the spring. Research has suggested that this may be due, at least in part, to changes in how much exposure to sunshine people ... [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Child car smoking ban in Wales to carry £50 fine

11th September 2014 – Anyone in Wales caught smoking in private vehicles carrying children will face an on-the-spot fine of £50 under proposals just launched.The Welsh government says the move aims to reinforce its determination to protect the health ... [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 11 2014]
Entities: Wales, Smoking Ban, Smoking

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"A urine test which is much less invasive and embarrassing than the current cervical screening test, more commonly known as the ‘smear’ could have a positive effect on the number of women being tested. However there is still further research to be done and until then we strongly encourage all women to attend their smear test when invited."
They add: "Many issues that affect balance in patients with DPN stem from deterioration of muscle size and function, so whilst it is not currently possible to positively improve the sensory deterioration, we have been looking at elements that we can positively influence, such as strength training and interventions to help vision focus and avoidance of obstacles. We are investigating the impact of such interventions and how they might translate to improvements in gait and balance control."
Commenting on the Dutch study in a statement, Dr Caitlin Palframan, head of policy at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, says: "This study provides some useful insights as women over 70 were not included in the original breast screening trials on which modern screening programmes are based. It's very important we learn more about the benefits and risks for this particular age group before we decide whether to offer these women routine screening."
"These may all make a difference, but in more congested areas such improvements may be expensive, so it is vital that future research identifies the most cost-effective ways of encouraging more people to use active modes."

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HPV urine test 'could be alternative to smear' [Published BootsWebMD - 19 hours ago]
Working long hours may affect heart health [Published BootsWebMD - 19 hours ago]
Diabetic neuropathy increases stair falls risk [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 17 2014]
High-fat dairy products & lower diabetes risk [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 16 2014]
Are drugs helpful for mild high blood pressure? [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 15 2014]
Risks of breast cancer screening in over 70s [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 15 2014]
Walk or cycle to work for wellbeing [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 15 2014]
'Fat shaming' does not aid weight loss, says study [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 12 2014]
More patients surviving hip fractures [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 12 2014]
Sunshine levels linked with suicides [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 11 2014]
Rare blood type link to memory problems [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 11 2014]
Child car smoking ban in Wales to carry £50 fine [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 11 2014]
How best to have sex if you have back pain [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 10 2014]
Awareness during surgery 'causing distress' [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 10 2014]
Measles now 'a major cause of absenteeism' [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 10 2014]
Drugs for anxiety and sleep linked to Alzheimer’s [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 10 2014]
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Duchess of Cambridge's second pregnancy [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 08 2014]
No link between breast cancer and wearing a bra [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 05 2014]
WHO call for e-cigarette ban 'misleading' [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 05 2014]
1 in 5 childhood deaths preventable [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 05 2014]
No real difference between ‘branded’ diets [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 04 2014]
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UK Ebola nurse discharged from hospital [Published BootsWebMD - Sep 03 2014]
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