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First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Trial to match cancer treatment to patients' genes

17th April 2014 – Some patients with advanced lung cancer are set to be included in a trial in which tailor-made treatment will be matched to the specific genetic profile of their disease.Personalised treatments could later be extended to cover those ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Antibiotics may be as effective as appendectomy

The appendix is a finger-shaped pouch attached to the lower part of the colon (large intestine). When the appendix becomes inflamed this is called appendicitis. Appendicitis usually starts quite suddenly and can be very painful.Doctors usually suggest ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Prolonged or heavy periods common during menopause

The menopause is when a woman’s periods stop for good. It is a normal process, and it happens when a woman’s body makes much less of two important hormones, called oestrogen and progesterone. In the UK, the average age that women go through the menopause ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Bacteria surviving contact lens cleaning

17th April 2014 – New research has found that some bacteria survive hours longer in contact lens cleaning solution than was previously thought.Each year in the UK, bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Polypill: Better for heart health?

16th April 2014 – A new review of the evidence into the benefit of taking one combination pill for heart disease, known as a polypill, is inconclusive, even though patients are 33% more likely to take a single pill than several separate ones.A polypill ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Promising results for new hepatitis C drugs

Hepatitis C is an infection that can harm your liver. It is caused by a virus carried in the blood. When the hepatitis C virus gets to the liver it causes inflammation ( swelling). Eventually (usually after many years), having hepatitis C may cause scarring ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sleep apnoea and bone health risk

16th April 2014 -- Having obstructive sleep apnoea may increase the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older people, according to a new study from Taiwan.Sleep apnoea causes a person to briefly stop breathing many times a night. Obstructive ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Cutting salt is reducing heart deaths

15th April 2014 – In England, a 15% fall in salt in diets in the past decade is likely to have had a key role in the 40% drop in deaths from heart disease and stroke over the same period, according to new research.Dietary salt is known to increase blood ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Angry with your partner? Hunger might be to blame

15th April 2014 – Couples who row a lot might want to check whether they were hungry at the time they lashed out after scientists discovered that low blood glucose levels are likely to trigger more arguments.In a 21-day study, they found that levels of ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Chinese remedy shows promise for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes joints to become painful, stiff, and swollen. It happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks the linings of the joints, making them inflamed.The main treatments for rheumatoid arthritis are ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

New GP hours 'will benefit more than 7 million'

14th April 2014 – Extended opening hours for GP surgeries in England will benefit more than 7.5 million people, the Government has announced.Ministers say many more people than originally planned will be able to see a doctor outside normal working hours, ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Vaccination reducing HPV numbers

14th April 2014 – The HPV vaccination programme for girls in the UK is showing signs of success in reducing cases of HPV.HPV jabs giving protection against the main types of the human papillomavirus or HPV have been offered to teenage girls at secondary ... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 14 2014]

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In a statement, Dr Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, says: "This is a very important step forward in the fight against cancer. This partnership is exciting because we’re trying to achieve something that none of us could manage alone – targeting treatments towards the patients who we know are the most likely to benefit."
Professor Craig Winstanley, who led the research, says in a press release: "Microbial keratitis can be devastating for a patient – it is important that the risk of developing this condition is reduced in contact lens wearers by improving contact lens disinfectant solutions."
Marianne Davey, director of the BritishBritish Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association tells us by email: "This is a very interesting finding and the more we study sleep apnoea the more we find that other conditions are linked to it. I am in agreement with the authors that we should be more aware of these seemingly unrelated conditions when diagnosing [sleep apnoea], especially in women, as women who have sleep apnoea tend to present with different symptoms to those of men and because of this they are often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed."
Study co-author, Professor Shah Ebrahim, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, says in a media release: " Cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes, are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In Britain, they cause about a third of all deaths – more than 180,000 each year. Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels by introduction of a polypill could simplify treatment, improve adherence and thereby save lives and reduce health care costs."

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Antibiotics may be as effective as appendectomy [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 18 2014]
Trial to match cancer treatment to patients' genes [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 17 2014]
Prolonged or heavy periods common during menopause [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 17 2014]
Bacteria surviving contact lens cleaning [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 17 2014]
Promising results for new hepatitis C drugs [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 16 2014]
Sleep apnoea and bone health risk [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 16 2014]
Polypill: Better for heart health? [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 16 2014]
Angry with your partner? Hunger might be to blame [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 15 2014]
Chinese remedy shows promise for rheumatoid art... [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 15 2014]
Cutting salt is reducing heart deaths [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 15 2014]
New GP hours 'will benefit more than 7 million' [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 14 2014]
Vaccination reducing HPV numbers [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 14 2014]
Half of aggressive prostate cancers 'missed' [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 11 2014]
New theory on baby waking [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 10 2014]
No evidence that homeopathic treatments work [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 10 2014]
Flu drugs not as effective as first thought [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 10 2014]
Ebola FAQs [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 10 2014]
Depression is common after critical illness [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 08 2014]
Spinal cord electrical stimulation for paralysis [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 08 2014]
Processed food linked to increase in asthma [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 08 2014]
Eating beans and pulses may lower cholesterol [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 07 2014]
Milk may delay knee osteoarthritis in women [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 07 2014]
New mums feel uninformed about birth danger signs [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 07 2014]
Long-term cancer survivors face extra health risks [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 04 2014]
Hearing aids improve speech and language skills [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 04 2014]
Insomnia may increase risk of stroke [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 04 2014]
Plain tobacco packaging set to be introduced [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 03 2014]
Most children with eczema don’t outgrow symptoms [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 03 2014]
High pollution levels continue for UK [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 03 2014]
Test reveals blood pressure meds non-compliance [Published BootsWebMD - Apr 03 2014]
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