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Simple changes could reduce your cancer risk

It’s World Cancer Day on Sunday, February 4, but are there steps you can take right now to safeguard against the dreaded disease?   If doctors invented a pill which could reduce your chances of breast cancer by 30 per ...

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Can working out in a group really motivate exercise?

A new UK study published this month is the latest to suggest that adding a social element to an exercise plan could make it easier to stick to, finding that those who walked together in groups rather than alone were ...

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Another reason to encourage RA patients to stop smoking

Smoking cessation leads to lower early mortality among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, and coronary artery disease, but data are lacking on effects of smoking in patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Researchers used data from 121,700 ...

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France baby milk scandal explained in 100 and 500 words

A salmonella scandal affecting baby milk products at the world’s second biggest producer of dairy products has been ongoing for several weeks. It has led to massive recalls of products across the world, and caused some babies to be treated ...

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Winter flu outbreak is peaking, say health experts

The winter flu outbreak appears to be peaking, health officials say. Officials are hopeful the worst of the season may soon be over after a fall in the numbers being admitted to hospital. While the numbers still remain “very high” ...

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£8m Cambridge initiative launched to help Bangladesh fight lifestyle diseases

The UK’s University of Cambridge has launched a programme in Bangladesh to assist the fight against non-communicable diseases or NCDs such as heart diseases, diabetes and cancer, also known as the lifestyle diseases. The government’s disease monitoring arm, IEDCR, will ...

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One cigarette a day ‘increases heart disease and stroke risk’

Smokers need to quit cigarettes rather than cut back on them to significantly lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, a large BMJ study suggests. People who smoked even one cigarette a day were still about 50% more likely ...

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US withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

The United States will give a UN agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians refugees but withhold a further $65 million for now, the State Department said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration carried out a threat it made two ...

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NHS ‘haemorrhaging’ nurses as 33,000 leave each year

The NHS is “haemorrhaging” nurses with one in 10 now leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show. More than 33,000 walked away last year, piling pressure on understaffed hospitals and community services. The figures – provided to the ...

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20 million lazy Britons at risk of fatal heart disease

A third of Britons are putting themselves at risk of an early grave because they do hardly any exercise, a new report reveals. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) today warns that swathes of the population are needlessly heightening their chances ...

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