Sunday, 25 June 2017

Health

04/02/2017 - 23:57

More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation. The charity warns that inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and costs the NHS around £1.2bn each year.

03/31/2017 - 03:07

A lung probe that diagnoses bacterial infections could prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics in intensive care units, researchers believe. The fibre-optic tube can show within 60 seconds whether a patient needs to be treated with the drugs.

03/29/2017 - 01:46

An outbreak of meningitis in several states of Nigeria has killed at least 140 people, officials say. It has been reported over the last week in six states and has so far infected more than 1,000 people, the Abuja Centre for Disease Control says. Meningitis causes an acute inflammation of the outer layers of the brain and spinal cord.

03/29/2017 - 01:43

A man has started a legal challenge to win the right to die for people with incurable diseases who have potentially years to live. Omid was diagnosed in 2014 with the neurological condition multiple system atrophy but is not terminally ill.

03/27/2017 - 22:54

Women with endometriosis are not getting diagnosed quickly enough and treatment is "unacceptable", say MPs. The condition affects one in 10 women and can cause chronic pain, heavy periods, painful sex and depression.

03/26/2017 - 07:36

Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could be a risky combination, leading to a greater risk of accidents and injuries, research from Canada suggests. The caffeine contained in energy drinks can make people feel wide awake and encourage them to drink more than normal.

Medics say this could also cause problems sleeping and a raised heart rate, although more research is needed.

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