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Should children with type 2 diabetes be offered a gastric op?

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 02:09
More UK children are getting type 2 diabetes. Will we follow the US and offer them gastric surgery?

Poor toilet hygiene behind E. coli superbug spread

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 01:11
Not washing hands after going to the toilet is behind the spread of a key strain of E. coli.

Heavy social media use linked to poor sleep

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 01:09
Teenagers spending more than three hours on their phones are more likely to sleep badly, a study suggests.

Blood pressure pills 'work better at bedtime'

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 01:06
Evening doses gives more protection against heart attacks and strokes, a study suggests.

Babies born at 22 weeks 'can now survive'

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 01:01
Guidance says improvements in care mean extremely premature babies now have a better survival chance.

Drugs: UK should consider legalising possession, MPs say

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 00:51
The UK's position on drugs is "clearly failing" and a "radical new approach" is required, MPs say.

Breast cancer detected by thermal imaging scan in Edinburgh

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:07
A thermal imaging camera in Edinburgh showed that a Slough visitor's breast was a different colour.

First drug that can slow Alzheimer's dementia

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:44
Drug company says it will seek permission in the US to start marketing the potentially 'life-changing' new drug.

Talbot Green pharmacist jailed for £76k prescription scam

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 14:59
Michael Lloyd prescribed cheaper forms of medication but billed the NHS for more expensive drugs, a court hears.

Northern Ireland abortion and same-sex marriage laws change

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 08:08
Abortion is now decriminalised and same-sex marriage is to be legalised in Northern Ireland.

Eating disorders: Over-65s unable to access some clinics

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 01:16
Over-65s with eating disorders are being prevented from accessing specialist clinics.

'Ask about sexual orientation to improve LGBT inequalities'

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 01:08
Hospitals and care homes should be fined if they do not ask about sexual orientation, MPs say.

Viewpoint: Let's not wait any longer for the male pill

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 00:42
Blurring of traditional gender roles could finally mean that the male pill is on the horizon.

Deciding to donate a loved one's organs

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 18:34
How doctors and nurses help families reach a difficult decision which could save a stranger's life.

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 16:00
New technology - called prime editing - is like a "genetic word processor" able to re-write DNA.

'George Michael' comment NHS doctor struck off

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 15:09
The NHS bowel surgeon told patients to "assume the George Michael position", a tribunal hears.

Dementia in football: Ex-players three and a half times more likely to die of condition

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 13:17
Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than people of the same age range in the general population, according to new research.

Air pollution 'triggers hundreds more heart attacks and strokes'

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:05
People also suffer more strokes and asthma attacks on days when air quality is poor, academics say.

Cancer research: Scientists seek clues to how disease 'is born'

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 01:32
Cancer researchers from the UK and US are teaming up to search for the very earliest signs of cancer.

Measles, mumps and rubella: How do we eliminate them?

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 00:11
A future free of the three diseases is "within reach" despite recent outbreaks, a health boss says.