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Many unaware of impact of child cancer

1st September 2014 – Research has revealed that about 1 in 3 people in the UK are unaware of the hardships a family living in the UK faces when a child is diagnosed with cancer.Every day in the UK, an average of 10 children and young people learn they ... [Published BootsWebMD - 9 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Child obesity is a 'state of emergency'

1st September 2014 – Health leaders are warning that an entire generation risks being 'destroyed' by rising childhood obesity unless action is taken.The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and 11 other organisations have signed an open letter ... [Published BootsWebMD - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Walking a mile a day could benefit cancer patients

9th August 2014 – Patients diagnosed with 2 of the most common types of cancer could cut their risk of dying from the disease by walking a mile each day, experts say.New calculations from Macmillan Cancer Support and the walking group, Ramblers, say a ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Spending boost for Cancer Drugs Fund

28th August 2014 – The Cancer Drugs Fund is to receive an £80 million a year boost to help more cancer patients in England get life extending medication.The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has also announced that for the first time cancer drugs included ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

School emergency asthma inhalers approved

29th August 2014 – From the start of October, schools in England will be able to hold stocks of emergency salbutamol inhalers to help children who have asthma attacks.The decision follows a special consultation by the regulator MHRA over changes to medicine ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

High-salt diet linked to worse MS symptoms

Most people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) have a type called relapsing-remitting MS. People with this type of MS can have periods of months or years when their illness doesn’t cause them any problems. But at other times their MS symptoms (such as feeling ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 29 2014]
Entities: Diet, Sodium, Humanism
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Self-management can help lower blood pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of how hard your blood pushes against your arteries as it moves around the blood vessels in the body. Doctors usually say people have high blood pressure if their measurement has several readings with a top number above 140 ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Vitamin D supplements may not help your heart

Vitamin D is essential for good health. Our body makes most of the vitamin D we need from the sun, and it is also present in a few foods (mostly oily fish, seafood, and eggs).Previous studies have found that people with high blood pressure, heart failure, ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

NHS go ahead for new MS treatment

28th August 2014 – Multiple sclerosis patients in England and Wales will become eligible to receive the new medication dimethyl fumarate on the NHS by late November following final guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ( ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Cancer patients 'struggle' with depression

28th August 2014 – Around three-quarters of patients who develop severe depression after being diagnosed with cancer are failing to get help, a new study in the Lancet Psychiatry reveals.Another paper published in The Lancet found that a new programme ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Sleep apnoea in older people can be treated

Obstructive sleep apnoea is a common problem. It affects up to 1 in 5 adults in the UK. People who have this condition stop breathing while they are asleep, for at least 10 seconds, several times an hour throughout the night. When this affects the quality ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Is 'passive vaping' harmful?

27th August 2014 -- The World Health Organisation wants e-cigarettes banned indoors and has raised concerns about harm from nicotine and other chemicals in the vapour to those nearby.So is passive vaping harmful?A report for the World Health Organisation ... [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 27 2014]

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Lorraine Clifton, CLIC Sargent's chief executive, says: "Cancer is a frightening experience and the emotional, practical and financial implications are intensely challenging for the whole family."
Dr Rachel Pryke, RCGP clinical lead for nutrition says in a statement: "The nutritional patterns laid out in early years can define a child’s health for life and the stark fact is that overweight children are being set up for a lifetime of sickness and health problems."
In a statement, Ciarán Devane, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, says: "We know that the health benefits of physical activity are incredible and today’s research highlights the very simple reality - walking can save lives."
Professor Carole Longson, NICE health technology evaluation centre director, says in a statement: "We are very pleased to be able to recommend dimethyl fumarate as an option for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis."

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Many unaware of impact of child cancer [Published BootsWebMD - 9 hours ago]
Child obesity is a 'state of emergency' [Published BootsWebMD - 13 hours ago]
Walking a mile a day could benefit cancer patients [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 29 2014]
School emergency asthma inhalers approved [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 29 2014]
High-salt diet linked to worse MS symptoms [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 29 2014]
Vitamin D supplements may not help your heart [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 28 2014]
NHS go ahead for new MS treatment [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 28 2014]
Spending boost for Cancer Drugs Fund [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 28 2014]
Cancer patients 'struggle' with depression [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 28 2014]
Sleep apnoea in older people can be treated [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 28 2014]
Self-management can help lower blood pressure [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 27 2014]
Is 'passive vaping' harmful? [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 27 2014]
British nurse begins Ebola treatment [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 26 2014]
Loom bands tested for toxic chemicals [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 26 2014]
Sleep disorder 'mimics drunkenness' [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 26 2014]
School help for kids with health conditions [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 26 2014]
Doctors 'to apologise for mistakes' [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 22 2014]
Obesity in early middle age linked to dementia [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
Women say no to breast reconstruction after cancer [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
BBQ warning: Oven cook meat first [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
Freshers' meningitis jab advice [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 21 2014]
Unexplained baby deaths concerns [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 20 2014]
Curb the car for a healthier commute [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 20 2014]
Breastfeeding can lower postnatal depression risk [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 20 2014]
Vaccines may curb meningitis spread [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 19 2014]
Can where you live affect your heart health? [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 19 2014]
Death rates fall in top four cancers [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 18 2014]
Drug may reverse alopecia areata [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 18 2014]
More children having CT scans [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 15 2014]
Simple signs of inflammation linked to depression [Published BootsWebMD - Aug 15 2014]
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