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  • Monthly injection to halt breast cancer is rejected by NHS watchdog despite accepting it can pause the disease for three months longer than other treatments

    September 1, 2017 12:14 AM 12

    A monthly injection that halts the course of breast cancer is set to be rejected by health officials. NHS rationing watchdog NICE today publishes a draft decision rejecting the use of cancer drug fulvestrant. Officials accept that the £7,900-a-year therapy pauses the growth of a certain form of breast cancer for three months longer than existing treatments

  • Woman’s bikini snap goes viral – for the BEST reason

    August 31, 2017 8:25 AM 50

    The Australian woman is skinny in the before photo and has more noticeable curves in the after photo. She captioned the image: “Looking though old photos and I almost fell off my chair. “Photo on the left is 18-year-old Karina, [I personally think] I was sickly skinny and unhealthy.” Karina continued: “I’m so thankful I got educated and not just from a ‘looks’

  • Computer game catches early signs of dementia

    August 29, 2017 12:29 PM 17

    Imagine you are speeding along an Arctic river, ice floes all around you, as you embark on a quest to find fantastical sea creatures. Two minutes into your adventure, you take off the virtual reality (VR) headset. You have just completed the equivalent of five hours of lab-based research into dementia. A new VR game is accelerating dementia research

  • Sugar 'is as addictive as cocaine': Warning cutting it out may lead to withdrawal symptoms similar to a drug addict going cold turkey

    August 25, 2017 5:22 PM 13

    It has a similar effect on the brain to powerful illegal drugs, scientists warned. It means sugar can cause cravings, binges and withdrawal symptoms similar to a drug addict going cold turkey, they said. Cutting it out may lead to depression and even behavioural disorders such as ADHD, the paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed

  • Hospital told to make 'significant improvements'

    August 24, 2017 5:31 PM 47

    The Care Quality Commission has told Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust that it must make significant improvements to protect patients using medical care services at Queen Alexandra Hospital. CQC has issued a Warning Notice requiring the trust to improve safety, patient consent, dignity and respect, safeguarding and overall leadership. At the same time CQC has placed

  • Five ways to lose weight without trying

    August 24, 2017 12:10 PM 52

    But there are some simple things you can do to kick-start the weight loss process – and they take no effort at all. According to the Journal of Obesity, weighing yourself regularly can help you learn how to lose weight fast. Researchers found that overweight people who stepped on the scales each day for a year lost 5.7lbs compared to those who didn’t

  • Were YOUR eyes damaged by the solar eclipse? We explain how to spot the tell-tale signs

    August 22, 2017 7:28 PM 12

    While the sun was no brighter on Monday, it appeared easier to look at because the moon was blocking it. If you stare at the sun for too long, it causes damage to the retina known as solar retinopathy. While your eye is focused on the black dot ask yourself if any of the lines appear wavy, distorted or if there are any areas of the grid you can't see. If any of the above

  • Why men are likely to be grumpy in the afternoon: Study reveals young males experience a slump in mood at around 2pm

    August 22, 2017 9:01 AM 10

    If you're a man and often find yourself in a grump in the afternoon, then there's good news, as a new study suggests that you aren't alone. Scientists have taken brain scans of young men at various times throughout the day, and found that their mood slumped at around 2pm. The researchers hope their findings could help to develop treatments for people

  • NHS call for equality over private hospitals' tax break

    August 20, 2017 11:06 PM 54

    NHS trusts are calling for equal treatment on business rates after research revealed private hospitals get discounts worth £52m over five years. A study suggests more than one in four private hospitals are charities, giving them an 80% rebate in business rates. But NHS trusts all have to pay in full, and will face a £300m increase in rates over the next five years

  • How webcams help parents bond with premature babies

    August 18, 2017 11:01 PM 21

    Webcams could help to improve early bonding between parents and their premature babies. Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University analysed the views of parents and professionals using webcams. The majority of parents in the study, published in BMC Pediatrics, benefited from being able to see their baby 24 hours a day, seven days a week in neonatal