Saturday, 19 May 2018

Health

03/25/2018 - 23:29

Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health - and they should be taught more. They say what they are taught is not practical or relevant to most of the medical problems they see in GP surgeries, clinics and hospitals.

A leading GP estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet.

03/19/2018 - 22:37

UK scientists have taken the first steps towards creating new vaccine treatments in pill form. The Cardiff team has made a prototype oral flu vaccine, which unlike standard inoculations does not need to be stored in a fridge or freezer.

03/15/2018 - 03:27

A major centre of homeopathy will no longer be able to spend NHS money on the controversial practice. The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine - formerly the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital - will stop providing NHS-funded homeopathic remedies in April.

03/15/2018 - 03:25

Teenage girls are being directed to a new online reference tool that helps them check if their vulva looks normal. Available on the sexual health charity Brook website, the resource gives visual examples and advice on how female genitals change in puberty.

The health experts who designed it say they hope it will give body confidence and discourage girls from wanting "designer vagina" cosmetic surgery.

03/12/2018 - 05:01

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen believe they have identified a gene which may cause the most severe cases of club foot. The condition can require lengthy treatment, including putting the feet in a cast, surgery, and wearing specialised boots.

In severe cases the foot can bend back again, requiring more invasive surgery.

03/04/2018 - 23:38

When Cancer Research this week revealed that millennials are set to become the most overweight generation since records began, there was a key message - after smoking, obesity is the second biggest cause of cancer.

It called for a ban on junk food advertising and urged people to eat healthier, more balanced diets.

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