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Doctor trials laser treatment to change eye colour

Doctor trials laser treatment to change eye colour

A US doctor is trying to pioneer a laser treatment that changes patients’ eye colour.Dr Gregg Homer claims 20 seconds of laser light can remove pigment in brown eyes so they gradually turn blue. He is now seeking up to $750,000 (£468,000) of investment to …

English-style diet ‘could save 4,000’

English-style diet ‘could save 4,000’

Eating like the English could save 4,000 lives a year in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, a study claims.People in England eat more fruit and vegetables and less salt and fat, reducing heart disease and some cancers, say Oxford University experts. A tax on fatty …

Breast cancer link to small amount of alcohol

Breast cancer link to small amount of alcohol

Regularly drinking even a small quantity of alcohol could increase the risk of breast cancer, say researchers.A study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggested that between three and six small glasses of wine a week was linked to a 15% increase …

Mobile phone brain cancer link rejected

Mobile phone brain cancer link rejected

Further research has been published suggesting there is no link between mobile phones and brain cancer.The risk mobiles present has been much debated over the past 20 years as use of the phones has soared. The latest study led by the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology …

Pill ‘lowers ovarian cancer risk’

Pill ‘lowers ovarian cancer risk’

Women who take the Pill for 10 years almost halve their risk of ovarian cancer, according to a study.But experts say this must be balanced against the risk of breast cancer, which is higher in women on the Pill. For every 100,000 women on the …

Study finds link between swine flu and stillbirth

Study finds link between swine flu and stillbirth

Babies born to mothers who contracted the swine flu virus faced a much greater risk of being stillborn, according to a new study.Baby deaths among women infected with the 2009 strain of the virus were five times higher than normal. There was also a greater …

Veg ‘lowers genetic heart risk’

Veg ‘lowers genetic heart risk’

People who are genetically susceptible to heart disease can lower their risk by eating plenty of fruit and raw vegetables, a study suggests.It says five or more daily portions should be enough to counteract culprit versions of a gene on chromosome 9, thought to be …