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Food ‘traffic light’ labelling should be mandatory, councils say

Food manufacturers should be forced to put “traffic light” nutrition labels on the front of packs, councils have said. The voluntary scheme, introduced by the Department of Health in 2013, sees foods highlighted as red, amber or green according to ...

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Organ transplants: Hundreds helped by former cancer patients

Hundreds of people in the UK have received an organ transplant from someone with a history of cancer, despite many believing you cannot donate if you have had the disease. A total of 272 organ donors across the UK in ...

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Labour leadership: Smith warns of ‘secret Tory NHS privatisation’

Labour leadership contender Owen Smith has accused the government of having “a secret plan to privatise the NHS” in England. In a speech, Mr Smith said NHS spending on the private sector has doubled to £8.7bn during the six years ...

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Indian neurosurgeon sees Bangladesh community health workers’ role in stroke management

A former president of India’s Neurological Society has said community health workers can play a role in the life-threatening stroke management in Bangladesh. Prof RN Bhattacharya told bdnews24.com on Sunday in Dhaka that stroke was still a “partially neglected” disease. ...

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Bangladesh shows the way again in care for neurodevelopment disorders to world

Bangladesh has become the “first country” in the developing world to make a detail strategic plan for neurodevelopment disorders such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and intellectual disability for the next five years. “Our vision is to provide ‘equitable’ ...

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South Asian communities urged to be aware of symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease.

Public Health England launches its first national campaign to raise awareness of symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) is more common in South Asian people, as is the risk of dying early from ...

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‘Hacking nerves can control disease’

Controlling human nerve cells with electricity could treat a range of diseases including arthritis, asthma and diabetes, a new company says. Galvani Bioelectronics hopes to bring a new treatment based on the technique before regulators within seven years. GlaxoSmithKline and ...

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Cancer: Thousands surviving in UK decades after diagnosis

More than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer up to 40 years ago are still alive, a report by Macmillan Cancer Support has suggested. People are twice as likely to survive for at least a decade ...

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6 of the best alternative fitness equipment you should try at London’s gyms

Drop the kettlebells (not on your foot): there’s a heap of alternative fitness equipment out there, from newfangled contraptions of foam and pulleys, to old-school metal implements that might have come from a pre-war German gymnasium. With so much variety ...

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Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk

People can carry a “silent” red hair gene that raises their risk of sun-related skin cancer, experts warn. The Sanger Institute team estimate one in every four UK people is a carrier. The gene’s effect is comparable to two decades ...

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