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Augmented reality and serious gaming may help relieve phantom limb pain

Moving and visualising a phantom limb in augmented reality may help reduce phantom limb pain and how often amputees’ lives are affected by the condition, according to a study published in The Lancet. The small study involved 14 patients who ...

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Pregnant women should get the flu vaccination – it’s free because you need it

Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging pregnant women to have the free flu vaccine this winter. Research shows that around four in 10 (42%) of pregnant women got their jab last year. Pregnancy naturally weakens the body’s immune system, and ...

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US issues Zika travel advisory for 11 Southeast Asian countries

US health officials have recommended that pregnant women postpone nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries because of the risk of Zika virus infection, which has been shown to cause severe birth defects The latest countries singled out by the ...

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New universal flu vaccine designed by scientists

A new generation of universal flu vaccines has been designed, to protect against future global pandemics that could potentially kill millions of people. The vaccine, designed by an international team of scientists, has the potential to give protection for up ...

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ESA benefit payments: Re-tests axed for chronically ill claimants

Tens of thousands of people claiming the main benefit for long-term sickness will no longer face repeated medical assessments to keep their payments. Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green said it was pointless to re-test recipients of Employment and Support ...

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The daily struggle to discharge patients

“The A&E department is full,” says Edna Panambo, the sister in charge at the Royal Liverpool Hospital for the day. “There’s no capacity. We are actually overflowing in A&E. So there is a problem. Ambulances will be queuing up.” It ...

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Passive smoking more toxic for children, may develop early heart disease

Children exposed to passive smoking may be at risk of lifelong cardiovascular consequences in addition to respiratory and other health issues, warns an Indian origin researcher.   The high level of toxicity in the smoke that comes from the end ...

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NHS plans to make senior doctors reveal outside earnings

About half of hospital consultants are believed to undertake private work, risking conflicts of interests, says NHS England Doctors will have to reveal the amount of money they earn from private work under new plans to improve transparency. NHS England chairman ...

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Long daytime naps ‘warning sign’ for type-2 diabetes

Napping for more than an hour during the day could be a warning sign for type-2 diabetes, Japanese researchers suggest. They found the link after analysing observational studies involving more than 300,000 people. UK experts said people with long-term illnesses ...

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Healthy living with honey lemon water

Start your morning with energy boosting honey-lemon water every day. This magical drink serves your body with wholesome nutrients. Drinking lemon water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverages but also help nourishes the body with essential elements. ...

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