Friday, 28 April 2017

Health

03/02/2017 - 05:59

Early warning signs may have been missed in up to one in six people who died of a heart attack in English hospitals, a study suggests.

All heart attack admissions and deaths between 2006 and 2010 were analysed.

03/01/2017 - 08:42

A Swedish mother's successful stand against sugar has turned her into a social media sensation.

Anna Larsson decided to cut out sweet treats after realising how bad her young daughter's cravings had become.

02/28/2017 - 03:40

The World Health Organization has drawn up a list of the drug-resistant bacteria that pose the biggest threat to human health. Top of the list are gram-negative bugs, such as E. coli, which can cause lethal bloodstream infections and pneumonia in frail hospital patients.

02/28/2017 - 03:38

A blood test every four months could help women at high-risk of ovarian cancer find tumours early, say doctors. There is currently no screening programme for the disease, so high-risk women are advised to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.

02/23/2017 - 00:16

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.

02/21/2017 - 04:15

A multiple sclerosis treatment being tested in patients can stop the disease for at least five years, say doctors. The risky therapy involves wiping out the person's immune system with strong cancer drugs and then rebooting it with a stem cell transplant.

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