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Thousands of studies could be flawed due to contaminated cells

4:00pm Thursday 19th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

'More than 30,000 scientific studies could be wrong due to widespread cell contamination dating back 60 years' reports the Mail Online...

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'Magic mushrooms' may help 'reset' depressive brains, study claims

4:50pm Monday 16th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Magic mushrooms can 'reboot' brain to treat depression," reports the Daily Telegraph. The news is based on a small UK study that looked at the effects of psilocybin, a chemical found in magic mushrooms, on patients with severe depression...

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Pregnant women 'should avoid sleeping on back in last trimester'

4:00pm Friday 13th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"New warning to pregnant women: Do not sleep on your back in the last trimester as it could cause stillbirth, claim experts," the Mail Online reports...

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Hormonal fertility tests 'waste of time and money'

5:00pm Thursday 12th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Fertility MOTs' are a waste of money," reports The Daily Telegraph after researchers in the US found hormones tested in "ovarian reserve" fertility test kits bear no relation to how likely women were to get pregnant...

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Childhood obesity soars worldwide

8:30am Thursday 12th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Shocking figures show there are now 124 million obese children worldwide," reports The Guardian.

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Youngest children in school year 'more likely' to get ADHD diagnosis

4:00pm Tuesday 10th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Youngest children in class more likely to be labelled hyperactive," The Times reports. A Finnish study raises the possibility that some children may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD, when in fact their behaviour was age-appropriate...

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Is schizophrenia risk 'around 80% genetic'?

4:00pm Monday 9th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Genetics account for almost 80 per cent of a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, according to new research," the Mail Online reports. That is the main finding of a study looking at how often schizophrenia affected both twins of a pair...

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Three quarters of honey samples contain pesticide traces

4:00pm Friday 6th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Honey from across the world is contaminated with potent pesticides known to harm bees," The Guardian reports…

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Vitamin D may prevent asthma worsening for some

5:00pm Thursday 5th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Vitamin D supplements protect against severe asthma attacks," The Daily Telegraph reports...

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Many new cancer drugs show 'no clear benefit', argues review

4:00pm Thursday 5th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Over half of new cancer drugs 'show no benefits' for survival or wellbeing," The Guardian reports. That was the finding of a study looking at the evidence supporting new cancer drugs approved between 2009 and 2013 by the European Medicines Agency…

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Study links vegetarian diet in pregnancy to substance abuse in offspring

4:00pm Wednesday 4th October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Pregnant vegetarians are three times more likely to have kids who abuse drugs and alcohol," reports the Mail Online. Researchers claim to have found a link between substance abuse at age 15, and diet of the child's mother during pregnancy...

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Regularly skipping breakfast linked to hardening of the arteries

4:44pm Tuesday 3rd October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Skipping breakfast may be linked to poor heart health." The Guardian reports. Researchers from Spain found that people who regularly skipped breakfast were more likely to have atherosclerosis...

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People with type 2 diabetes should 'save carbs for last'

4:30pm Monday 2nd October 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Diabetics should save bread for last at mealtime to keep their blood sugar under control," the Mail Online reports.

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Bedbugs thought to 'hitchhike' on dirty holiday laundry

4:00pm Friday 29th September 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Dirty laundry a powerful magnet for bedbugs, study finds," is The Guardian's headline, with The Times and The Daily Telegraph also covering this creepy-crawly story...

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Has measles really been 'eliminated' in the UK?

4:00pm Thursday 28th September 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

'Measles eliminated in the UK for the first time' reports The Daily Telegraph...

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Rates of newly diagnosed HIV increasing in over-50s

11:00pm Tuesday 26th September 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"HIV rises among over-50s as they neglect safe sex" is the headline from The Times. The news is based on a European study that found more over-50s are being diagnosed with HIV compared with 12 years ago…

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High-precision radiotherapy for prostate cancer 'shows promise'

4:00pm Tuesday 26th September 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Targeted radiotherapy 'cures' prostate cancer that kills thousands," reports The Times. The news is based on a UK study of the use of high-precision radiotherapy to treat men with advanced localised prostate cancer…

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Sexual harassment in the workplace linked to depression

11:00pm Sunday 24th September 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

News that sexual harassment in the workplace can cause depression and work absence has hit the headlines after the results of a Danish study were published...

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Any type of physical exercise is good for the heart

11:00pm Thursday 21st September 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life," reports The Telegraph, with other media sources reporting a similar finding – that physical activity in our everyday lives is just as good as going to the gym...

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Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims

4:00pm Thursday 21st September 2017 content supplied byNHS Choices

"Controversial Lightning Process 'helps children with chronic fatigue syndrome'," reports The Guardian. A UK study investigated whether a treatment called the Lightning Process helped teenagers being treated for chronic fatigue syndrome…

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