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Young people with allergies risk their lives through embarrassment, study finds

Tuesday  13:51,   25 september 2018

From peanuts and prawns to sesame and soya - a campaign for those who don't tell anyone about potentially deadly allergiesThe Food Standards Agency has today launched a campaign to highlight the importance of speaking up about food allergies and >>>

Why new mothers should NOT be scared to breastfeed: Expert reveals 7 reasons many think they can't feed babies the 'natural way' and what to do instead

Sunday  19:55,   23 september 2018

Experts explain most women should be able to breastfeed without worrying about pain or not producing enough milk.Nursing hit headlines last week when ultra-marathon runner Sophie Power, 36, stopped halfway through a 106-mile race to breastfeed her... >>>

Increased breast cancer risk with high levels of fertility hormone, study finds

Saturday  17:50,   22 september 2018

Researchers from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine examined blood samples from almost 6,000 premenopausal women across the US and Europe. They analysed data from 10 studies – including the Breast Cancer Now Generations Study at The... >>>

9 things a gynaecologist wants you to stop doing

Saturday  17:05,   22 september 2018

Don't wait out that... >>>

This World Alzheimer's Day, It's Time To Shine A Light On Dementia Stigma In The Asian Community

Friday  19:25,   21 september 2018

This World Alzheimer's Day, It's Time To Shine A Light On Dementia Stigma In The Asian CommunityThe rural farming community in Northern India where I’m from is a prime example of this – dementia is misunderstood and education about the... >>>

Blindness-causing eye infection sparks contact lens warning

Friday  17:25,   21 september 2018

There has been a rise in the number of cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis.The preventable infection causes the front surface of the eye, the cornea, to become painful and inflamed and contact lens wearers are most at... >>>

More Than 90% Of Girls In UK Worry About Going To School On Their Period

Friday  14:06,   21 september 2018

More than 90% of girls in the UK worry about going to school when on their period, according to a new report that identifies period shaming as a major contributing factor. The reasons they gave ranged from shame, teasing and boys knowing to a... >>>

Walking for 35 minutes a day could halve elderly people's risk of having a severe stroke, study claims

Thursday  11:05,   20 september 2018

A Swedish study found that stroke victims who had regular 35-minute walks before being struck were twice as likely to suffer milder attacks.It found stroke victims who had taken regular 35-minute walks before being struck down were twice as likely... >>>

Could a compound in red wine ward off knee pain? Millions of arthritis patients may enjoy relief by taking a super dose of the antioxidant

Wednesday  15:00,   19 september 2018

Eight million people in the UK and 54 million in the US suffer from osteoarthritis - when the cartilage gradually becomes thin. It is different to rheumatoid arthritis.Researchers found patients with painful knee joints given resveratrol – found in... >>>

Drop in vaccine uptake among children in England – report

Wednesday  10:51,   19 september 2018

The percentage of children being protected against various diseases declined last year.Data from NHS Digital shows that vaccination coverage declined last year for a number of immunisations which protect youngsters from a horde of different... >>>

Advice Around Meningitis Is Putting Children At Risk: Here Are The Symptoms You Need To Know

Monday  18:30,   17 september 2018

The lives of babies and children could be saved if parents were given consistent, explicit advice about recognising meningitis and sepsis from health professionals, a charity has said. The Meningitis Research Foundation said most children with... >>>

Skin cancer drug approved for use on NHS

Monday  12:06,   17 september 2018

The oral treatment is likely to benefit around 550 patients every year in the UK, who would have had to wait and hope their cancer does not return.Drug company Novartis said the combination of dabrafenib and trametinib has been recommended as a... >>>

Simple test ‘could reduce hospital admissions’

Monday  09:55,   17 september 2018

The quick test has been trialled at Watford General Hospital in Hertfordshire, and researchers say it could help to relieve winter pressures on beds.They said the test, which takes just 50 minutes to obtain results, could save hospitals about £2,000 >>>

Children Are Becoming More Unwell While Waiting To Access Treatment For Their Mental Health

Sunday  17:55,   16 september 2018

Three-quarters of young people seeking mental health support become more unwell before they can access treatment, according to a report. The report, by the charity YoungMinds, warns that it remains far too difficult for young people with... >>>

What is sepsis? Symptoms, signs and causes of the deadly infection

Sunday  14:25,   16 september 2018

What is sepsis? Symptoms, signs and causes of the deadly infectionAlthough the condition can have serious ramifications, and is one of the biggest killers in the UK, the symptoms and repercussions of the illness are far from common... >>>