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  • Watching TV ‘doubles the chance of a blood clot’: People who exercise regularly but tune in ‘very often’ at twice the risk of those who don’t

    November 13, 2017 1:35 AM 29

    Watching television can nearly double the chance of getting a blood clot even in people who exercise, a study has found. Even among people who get recommended levels of physical activity the risk of getting a blood clot was 1.8 times higher in people who say they watch TV ‘very often’ compared to those who watch TV ‘never or seldom’. The researchers

  • Tomatoes, GARLIC and salmon: The foods to eat for a healthier vagina and a better sex life

    November 7, 2017 7:46 AM 24

    Food affects every vital organ in our bodies - and nourishing the right ingredients can help maintain a balanced pH level - and spice up your sex life. Sydney dietitian and nutritionist Lyndi Cohen has revealed the foods and drinks women should consume that are beneficial for their vaginas. From Greek yoghurt and salmon to green tea and garlic, these

  • Just two cans of soda a WEEK can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and a stroke

    November 2, 2017 6:00 PM 29

    Just two cans of soda a week are enough to increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, warns new research. The study also suggests drinking just one 12-ounce can of soda can raise blood pressure as it contains 14 more grams of sugar than the daily recommended serving. And while high-levels of sugary beverages are long-known

  • High school football player, 16, dies of blunt force trauma after blocking a tackle

    November 1, 2017 10:47 PM 27

    A high school football player has died from blunt force trauma after blocking a tackle during a game. Carlos Sanchez, 16, was in critical condition after collapsing during the Moon Valley High School football game in Arizona on October 20. He was rushed to the hospital where he died two days later. The medical examiner said the immediate cause of death

  • Crackdown on fraud that costs NHS in England £1.25bn a year

    November 1, 2017 9:10 AM 58

    Fraud is costing the NHS in England more than a billion pounds a year, according to a new watchdog. The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) has promised to look at new ways of fighting fake prescription claims and other “despicable” practices. Bribery, corruption and fraud cost £1.25 billion a year, just over 1 per cent of the English NHS budget, according

  • Purple Alert for pancreatic cancer

    November 1, 2017 6:31 AM 155

    Over a third of adults in the UK would not be worried if they had a few of the potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer, according to survey results released by Pancreatic Cancer UK today, the first day of its Purple Alert campaign to mark pancreatic cancer awareness month. The charity is concerned this could mean that people would not take the symptoms

  • Alzheimer’s drink does not keep brain healthy, study finds

    October 31, 2017 12:36 PM 50

    A nutrient drink sold to ward off Alzheimer’s has failed in a clinical trial which found no difference in key thinking tests. Controversially, scientists claimed glimmers of hope from the study, which found people taking the drug kept hold of ability to perform everyday tasks better and saw less brain shrinkage. However, experts said that there was no good reason

  • First test tube baby Louise Brown warns over ‘devastating’ impact of IVF cuts

    October 30, 2017 5:20 PM 27

    The first person born through IVF has warned of “devastating” disappointment for infertile couples as a report revealed that NHS rationing of the treatment has reached crisis point. One in 30 districts has stopped funding the technology altogether, up from one in 100 two years ago. Faced with increasing financial strain from diseases such as dementia

  • National Fertility Awareness Week: IVF League Table Reveals Postcode Lottery For Treatment Across The UK

    October 30, 2017 12:08 PM 29

    'The scale of disinvestment in NHS fertility services is at its worst.' Definition of one cycle: One fresh transfer and all viable frozen transfers. Time trying to conceive: Two years (one year for those aged 36 and over). Previous children: No living children from current relationship and at least one partner childless from previous relationship

  • NHS flu panic: New strain could hit thousands this winter, under-pressure hospitals fear

    October 28, 2017 2:15 PM 141

    A NEW strain of flu could strike thousands of elderly people, under-pressure hospitals fear as the NHS prepares for winter. Hospitals are concerned they will be unable to cope amid fears an aggressive strain of flu could hit Britain. And patients could be turned away from hospitals as NHS trusts struggle with under-staffing issues. The new health crisis