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May 9, 2017. Children as young as 2 years old who use and play electronic devices have a slower rate of speech development. Dr Chris Steele.

 




May 9, 2017. Tequila is good for bones. In mice it produces 50% more osteocalcin which is needed for new bone formation. It also helps the digestive system by boosting friendly bacteria, reduces the risk of dementia, and lowers blood sugar. Dr Chris Steele.

May 7, 2017. Statins could soon be used to slow the rate of disability progression multiple sclerosis as 'momentous' trial begins. Dr Jeremy Chataway. University College London's Institute of Neurology. 

May 7, 2017. Stress is a natural healthy thing to experience, it's what we do with it that counts. Acute stress is understandable if something happens in front of you. Sometimes, too many people just live with problems instead of saying stop, reflect on what you're doing and write down things that bother you and take action. Professor Steve Peters. Psychiatrist. 

May 7, 2017. 1 in 3 people will suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD Eva Speakman. British therapist and life coach.

May 7, 2017. Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental health problems are one of the main causes of the overall disease and a major contributor to the burden of suicide and heart disease Worldwide. www.mentalhealth.org #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

May 6, 2017. A new test which costs £50 can revolutionise the way we treat advanced prostate cancer. Researchers found the test could establish which drugs worked best on which patient meaning doctors could offer a much more targeted treatment. It's the most common form of cancer in men with 1 in 8 developing the disease at some pint in their lives. Channel 5 news. 

May 6, 2017.  The French health ministry says a law requiring models to provide a Doctors certificate attesting to their overall health that comes into effect today aims to counter eating disorders and inaccessible ideas of beauty. Sky News. 

May 6, 2017. Research suggests 'platelets' in the blood could be giving cancer cells an 'invisible cloak' that allows them to get past a human immune system. Medical University of South Carolina 

May 6, 2017.  People suffering from a racing heart (supraventricular tachycardia SVR) can be treated more cheaper and quicker at home by paramedics with an an injection of adenosine - which slows the heart down thus avoiding A&E.  Barts Heart Centre. London Ambulance Service. 

May 5, 2017. People who suffer from severe 'cluster' headaches will soon be able to have long term help by implanting a device in the brain by delivering some electricity around the nerve and dampening down the hyperactivity, the excessive activation of the nerves which is firing without any control. Dr Georgio Lambru. Guys and Saint Thomas Hospital.  

May 5, 2017. The UK government has announced plans for diesel scrappage schemes in areas where high levels of pollution is at dangerous levels. Sky News.

May 4, 2017.  People who have depression have a higher risk of heart failure, and not only are we more likely to develop these types of problems. Studies have also shown that heart failure patients with co-morbid depression are 4 times more likely to die within 2 years. Dr John Sharpe. Clinical consultant psychologist. Golden Jubilee National Hospital. Glasgow.

May 3, 2017. Aspirin reduces inflammation which may be a mechanism by which aspirin taken regularly can lower risk of breast cancer developing. Cheap and low-risk aspirin is already taken by millions to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Professor Leslie Bernstein.

May 3, 2017. Millions of people are thought to be afraid of taking statins because of reports they might cause muscles, aches and other problems like memory loss and sleep disturbance. The latest study suggests many people who suffer such effects do so because of the psychological power of the warnings themselves which is preventing too many people from taking a life-saving medication. Professor Peter Server.   

May 3, 2017. Aspirin can crate an environment around cancer stem cells that prevent them from growing. Breast Cancer Research.

May 3, 2017. Taking aspirins can slash the risk of developing breast cancer. A few doses of the pain killer three times a week cuts the chances of developing the disease. City of Hope University. 

May 3, 2017. Anti psychotic drugs are not actually curing the dopamine over activity that was the problem in the first place so unfortunately with our medicines, we've got something that works very well to dampen down dopamine, but doesn't cure the underlying problem. Prof Oliver Howes. London Institute of Medicine.

May 2, 2017. An annual event that aims to improve 'asthma awareness and care' around the World. World Asthma Day. May 2.

May 2, 2017.  Schools in the UK are cutting back on mental health services due to financial cut-backs. The Guardian. 

May 2, 2017. A workout in the sun can cut heart and strokes by 25%. Dr Chris Steele.

May 2, 2017. Over 50% of mental health problems occur or start before the ages of 15. Dr Chris Steele.

April 29, 2017. The global percentage of people with diabetes has more than doubled to 9%. Obesity is no longer an issue that effects only wealthy countries. It's a global issue. By 2025, 1 in 5 adults will be clinically obese. World Health Organisation. WHO.

April 29, 2017. Samoa and neighboring American Samoans has the highest rate of obesity and diabetics in the World. 93% are over weight. Unreported World CH 4.

April 28, 2017. Breast surgeon Ian Patterson has been convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent, and 3 counts of unlawful wounding after being accused of carrying out a series of unnecessary operations. Sky News.

April 28, 2017. The 'cancer drugs fund' which ran in England from 2010 to 2016 and cost 1.7 billion pounds was a huge waste of money and could have caused some patients to suffer unnecessary pain. Kings Collage. London.  

April 28, 2017. Children could develop autism if their grandmothers smoked. Toxin exposure in the womb may harm developing eggs in a female foetus. Bristol children of the 90s study.

April 27, 2017. You're 2 times more intellectually quick if you play video games and 1.75 times more attuned to your hand and eye coordination. Columbia University.  

April 27, 2017. Eating 'snot' and 'mucus' has a raft of health benefits. Along with skin and tears it makes up our first line of defense against disease. It forms an invisible barrier against invading germs from crucial proteins in mucus called salivary mucus. Protects the teeth from bacteria that's responsible for causing cavities. Being seen by some as being an alternative to antibiotics. Some evidence that mucus in snot could defend against respiratory infections and stomach ulcers. Katharina Ribbeck, PhD. Department of Biological Engineering. 

April 26, 2017. The heart is like any muscle in the body. Exercise it and it will grow, enlarge and become stronger and more efficient. Dr Hilary Jones.

April 26, 2017. Adults between the ages of 26 and 64 should have between 7 and 9 hours sleep per night. Older adults above 65 should get between 7 and 8 hours sleep. National Sleep Foundation.

April 25, 2017. Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you're over 50 research suggests. Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis. Study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine. 

April 25, 2017. There are lots of psychologists out there who will tell you that colour will improve your mood and make you feel much better. Gok Wan. English fashion consultant. 

April 25, 2017.  Regular Exercise can beat dementia. 39 previous clinical trials involving 13 thousand patients aged over 50. They came to the conclusion that any exercise that leaves you slightly breathless have benefits to the brain, heart and the rest of the body. Cycling to work reduced the risk of cancer by 45% and reduced the risk of heart disease and stroke by 46%.  Dr Chis Steele. 

April 25, 2017.  Physical 'inactivity' is the 4th biggest killer in the World and sitting down for more than 6 hours (more than 70% of your waking day) has been proven to be a contributory factor to a wide range of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Sitting down for too long makes men age by 8 years and in woman, it speeds up the aging process. Professor Christopher Buckley, Arthritis Research Campaign Chair Of Rheumatology, 

April 25, 2017.  Listening to excessive loud music is the main cause of conventional hearing loss you measure in a clinic is damage to the sensitive hair cells of the inner ear, the damage will build up and you get a permanent loss of function over time. Professor of Audiology. University of Manchester. 

April 24, 2017.  Sleep deprivation is the greatest cognitive enhancer there is. It is the greatest thing in terms of memory. It's really important to get the right amounts of sleep otherwise it will mess around with your memory and has a real effect on every day life.. Dr Michael Mosley. 

April 21, 2017. A super-bug that shows all the signs of being untreatable appears to be on the rise in hospitals called (Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae) CPE. 81 patients at 66 hospital trusts have died from it since 2009. The number of people catching it is currently running at 2000 every year. Society for general microbiology. Professor Nigel Brown.


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