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Therapy reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome,reports study

“Answer to irritable bowel syndrome is the mind, study shows,” states The Telegraph. The headline is based on research conducted in the UK involving people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). They were provided with different types […]

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Hopes rise for male contraceptive pill breakthrough

Hopes for a male contraceptive pill have increased after a trial showed a once-daily capsule appeared to work with no significant side-effects. The drug aims to suppress levels of hormones that drive the production of […]

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Children’s growth patterns predict obesity risk before age 5

“Weighing children when they start school is already too late,” reports the Mail Online. A study on childhood obesity suggests children’s weight and growth patterns should be measured before they start school. One in 3 […]

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Drinking very hot tea linked with risk of 1 type of oesophageal cancer

“Drinking piping hot tea or coffee could ‘double your risk of developing tumours in the oesophagus’,” reports the Mail Online. A study of more than 50,000 people in Iran showed that those who drank 700ml […]

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Impact of re-used cooking oil on breast cancer progression

A new study in mice suggests that consuming the chemical compounds found in thermally abused cooking oil may trigger genetic changes that promote the progression of late-stage breast cancer. Thermally abused frying oil — cooking […]

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Eye test can pick up Alzheimers, study claims

“Alzheimer’s disease can be spotted through simple eye test,” reports the Daily Telegraph. A new study has found that people with Alzheimer’s had fewer blood vessels and less blood flow in the retina (back of their eye). […]

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Simple urine test allows for rapid diagnosis of preeclampsia

About one in 20 women develop preeclampsia during pregnancy, which can be life-threatening to both moms and babies. However, it is difficult to diagnose because symptoms often mimic those of a normal pregnancy, such as […]

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Some children can recover from autism, but problems often remain, study finds

Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, researchers have found that the vast majority […]

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Stem cell cancer treatment leaves man free of HIV

“UK patient ‘free’ of HIV after stem cell treatment,” reports BBC News. Doctors report that a man with HIV, who was given a stem cell transplant to treat his blood cancer, has no detectable signs of […]

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High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut […]

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