Category Archives: Health

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A vaccine against one of the most common forms of childhood meningitis could reduce the number of deaths in the UK even further.The current vaccination programme protects against only some of the bacterial...

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Data suggests there has been a big rise in knee replacement operation rates, particularly for younger patients.Figures for the UK, US and Finland show an emerging trend of requests for arthritic ‘baby...

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A link between eating processed meat, such as bacon or sausages, and pancreatic cancer has been suggested by researchers in Sweden.They said eating an extra 50g of processed meat, approximately one sausage,...

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Office workers need to get out of their chairs more and talk to people face-to-face instead of using email, according to researchers.They are warning that people are spending too long sitting at desks. A...

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  Spending more time at school may increase intelligence, according to a study of Norwegian men.The research, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggested that an extra year in the...

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With temporary ice rinks appearing in towns and cities across the UK, the Society of Sports Therapists is reminding people that ice skating can be a dangerous sport.It warned of a risk of serious injury...

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HPV is now known to cause the vast majority of cervical cancers in the developed world. Smear tests designed to cut deaths from cervical cancer could be improved by adding a further test looking for signs...

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