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Men who work shifts 'at higher diabetes risk'

25th July 2014 – People who work shifts appear to be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, with men and those on rotating work patterns most at risk, according to a new study.The authors say previous research has linked shift work to various health ... [Published BootsWebMD - 2 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Epidurals linked to less postnatal depression

It’s perfectly normal for mothers - and fathers - to feel emotional, tired, low, and irritable following the birth of a child.However, around 10 to 15 in 100 new mothers develop symptoms of depression after childbirth. This is called postnatal (or postpartum) ... [Published BootsWebMD - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Checking pulse may help prevent second stroke

One of the biggest causes of strokes is a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. This is when the heart beats in a way that isn’t like a normal heart rhythm. People who are thought to have a greater-than-normal chance of having a stroke ... [Published BootsWebMD - 17 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Sleep deprivation may boost false memories

24th July 2014 – People who do not get enough sleep may find they are more likely to form false memories, researchers say.Psychologists say there is plenty of evidence to show that failing to get a full 8 hours sleep harms thinking skills, but wanted ... [Published BootsWebMD - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Paracetamol 'doesn’t help lower back pain'

24th July 2014 – According to the largest medical trial of its kind, the use of paracetamol doesn't help acute lower back pain and is no better for you than taking a dummy pill or placebo.The study, published today in the The Lancet journal, found paracetamol ... [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Dangers of too much salt for people with diabetes

Having type 2 diabetes means that the body can’t control the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. If it’s not treated, the glucose level is often too high. Over time this excess sugar can damage the blood vessels and cause serious health problems.In ... [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

NICE backs 2 new cancer treatments

23rd July 2014 – The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued guidance recommending a new prostate cancer drug and extending the use of another for skin cancer.However, campaigners pushing for more widespread availability of ... [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Painkiller patches risk to children

22nd July 2014 -- The medicines regulator MHRA is warning that fentanyl painkilling patches need to be stuck on properly and disposed of carefully after two children received life-threatening overdoses.Fentanyl skin patches, or transdermal patches, are ... [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Miscarriage partners 'can feel ignored'

21st July 2014 – The partners of women who experience a miscarriage say they often feel invisible, ignored or sidelined. New findings from University College London (UCL) and the Miscarriage Association say it leaves them unable to talk about their own ... [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Social media 'fuels doctor complaints'

21st July 2014 – Social media and other negative press coverage could partly explain a rise in complaints against doctors and other health professionals, according to new research.Enquiries made to the General Medical Council about doctors’ fitness to ... [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Gene discovery offers bowel cancer hope

18th July 2014 – Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered two genes linked to bowel cancer cells becoming resistant to treatments used to fight off the disease.They say this breakthrough could help treat people with an aggressive form ... [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Millions more to be offered statins

18th July 2014 – Doctors will be told to offer statins to millions more patients to prevent more people dying from heart disease and stroke.The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says the threshold for offering the cholesterol-lowering ... [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 18 2014]

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"The best way to reduce your risk of type 2 is to maintain a healthy weight through regular physical activity and by eating a healthy balanced diet."
Psychological scientist Steven Frenda of the University of California says in a statement: "Over the years I noticed that whenever I had a bad night's sleep, my perception and memory seemed to get fuzzy until I had a good recovery sleep."
Professor Sallie Lamb, director of the Oxford Clinical Trials Unit, says in a press release: "Although this study occurred in Australia it involved a large number of patients and was well conducted and there’s no reason to believe that the results would be any different for patients in the United Kingdom."
Professor Carole Longson, centre for health technology evaluation director at NICE, says in a statement: "For many years the treatments available for advanced skin cancer have been very limited and in some cases restricted to palliative care. However, new drugs such as ipilimumab can make a real difference."

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Men who work shifts 'at higher diabetes risk' [Published BootsWebMD - 2 hours ago]
Checking pulse may help prevent second stroke [Published BootsWebMD - 17 hours ago]
Epidurals linked to less postnatal depression [Published BootsWebMD - 17 hours ago]
Sleep deprivation may boost false memories [Published BootsWebMD - 22 hours ago]
Paracetamol 'doesn’t help lower back pain' [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 24 2014]
NICE backs 2 new cancer treatments [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 23 2014]
Dangers of too much salt for people with diabetes [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 23 2014]
Painkiller patches risk to children [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 22 2014]
Miscarriage partners 'can feel ignored' [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 21 2014]
Social media 'fuels doctor complaints' [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 21 2014]
Gene discovery offers bowel cancer hope [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 18 2014]
Millions more to be offered statins [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 18 2014]
What are the health benefits of organic foods? [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 18 2014]
Asthma treatment may affect a child’s height [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 18 2014]
Heatwave warning issued for England [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 17 2014]
Whooping cough jab in pregnancy set to continue [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 17 2014]
Wales to ban smoking in cars carrying children [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 16 2014]
Study sheds light on cannabis and paranoia [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 16 2014]
New safe staffing plans for nurses [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 15 2014]
'Child neglect' causes rise in tooth extractions [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 15 2014]
Benefits of gardens for people with dementia [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 15 2014]
1 in 3 Alzheimer's cases 'preventable' [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 14 2014]
Hay fever may hinder driving ability [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 11 2014]
Virus returns to baby 'cured of HIV' [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 11 2014]
Weight loss surgery for new diabetes patients [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 11 2014]
Health benefits of the odd tipple under scrutiny [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 11 2014]
Oral bacteria 'irritates IBD' [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 10 2014]
Cloudy with a chance of low back pain? [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 10 2014]
Smoking increases Alzheimer's risk [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 10 2014]
Reassurance for older kidney donors [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 09 2014]
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