Saturday, 1 October 2016

Brain-eating amoebas hunt brain chemical before they kill you

A deadly amoeba that can infect swimmers seems to be attracted to a common brain chemical – a discovery that could lead to new treatments via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

The truth about porn: why masturbation won’t kill your sex life

Has online pornography created a generation of impotent young men with a dangerous addiction to extreme images? Clare Wilson investigates via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Friday, 30 September 2016

Can You Believe This Fried Chicken Is Healthy?!?

Can You Believe This Fried Chicken Is Healthy?!? Blog Post

"Healthy fried chicken" sounds like an oxymoron, but we make it happen with this healthy homemade Nashville Hot Chicken recipe. In this recipe makeover, we use a few clever tricks to cut down on calories and sodium while maintaining the crispy, juicy, delicious features that make fried chicken so finger-licking good. Here are a few hacks we used that can help you make fried chicken healthier at home.

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Bouncy bone can be 3D-printed to become a universal repair kit

Cheap and easy to make into any shape, "hyperelastic bone" could repair any kind of bone, from fractures to facial reconstruction via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

WHO calls for immediate safe evacuation of the sick and wounded from conflict areas

Calling for the immediate and safe evacuation of the sick and wounded from all affected areas in Syria via WHO news Read More Here..

Caroline Aherne’s brother: ‘I thought she would survive’

Caroline Aherne’s brother has told BBC Radio 5 live’s Emma Barnett that he thought his sister would survive cancer. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Exercise May Not Lower Women's Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Study shows no benefit, but staying active can help ease disease symptoms, experts say

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Exclusive: World’s first baby born with new “3 parent” technique

A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new version of a controversial technique that uses DNA from three people via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

An app to cut down on drinking

Could an app help people cut down on drinking and lower their cancer risk?

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Stroke can often be avoided, claims study
Commission more teen mental health and alcohol services
Exercise might partly compensate for drinking alcohol
Hunt promises to expand NHS digital services
Reality check - what the Wachter Review means for IT in the NHS
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Ethical pros and cons of genome editing need urgent scrutiny

Technology already having huge impact; health and food production stand to gain

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Rare diseases in children identified by DNA project
Lords approve mitochondrial donation
Whole-genome analysis IDs rare cancer mutations
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Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

Thai health officials confirm two cases of microcephaly, a severe birth defect in babies linked to the Zika virus, the first in South East Asia. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Might be time for Britons to switch to Mediterranean diet, study suggests

First UK research shows it’s linked to 6-16% lower risk of heart disease/stroke

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Omega 3 benefits for bowel cancer patients
Mediterranean diet cuts womb cancer risk
Nutrition more important than calories, say experts
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Coalition government derailed measures to cut salt in food
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Government makes bid to cut health and social care red tape

New panel includes NHS Providers, NHS Confederation and Care England

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Extra council tax levy for social care has failed to plug huge funding shortfall
Regulators plan to cut GP regulation burden
BMA issues resource to help GPs cut admin workload
Cutting red tape would free up hours of GP time
NHS is ‘drowning in bureaucracy’, report into NHS management says
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Mental illness three times as common in young women as in young men

Youth gender gap continues to widen

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Genetic clues may unlock causes of depression
Most antidepressants ineffective for children
Inquiry finds ‘unacceptably poor’ provision of mental health care
Commission more teen mental health and alcohol services
‘No improvement’ in community mental health care
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Engage public with resource prioritisation, from get go, commissioners urged

Integrated and effective communications strategy essential, says new report

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Clinical commissioning groups need more input from GPs
Specialised commissioning spend threatens financial stability of NHS
CCGs must extend access to benefit from extra funding
Government ‘in denial’ about state of NHS funding crisis, say doctors’ leaders
More than two-thirds of doctors forced to ration care
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Gene editing: Ethical issues 'should be discussed'

Ethical questions around a new gene editing technology need to be considered now - even though its use may be some way off, experts say. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Prescribing holidays 'could help fight infections'

Scientists are investigating whether prescribing holidays, music or a change of scene might boost our immune system and help us to fight off disease. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

On The Pulse - September 2016

Statins: review claims benefits underestimated and harms exaggerated
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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Young women at 'highest mental health risk'

Alice Thompson, 17, is in treatment for her mental health problems, which include anxiety and self-harm. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Discrimination and negative attitudes about ageing are bad for your health

New analysis by WHO shows that negative or ageist attitudes towards older people are widespread. They also negatively affect older people’s physical and mental health. via WHO news Read More Here..

Your boobs start to eat themselves after breastfeeding is over

A molecular switch has been identified that prompts cells inside the breasts to transform from milk secretors to cellular eaters that gobble up dying neighbours via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Russia plans to ban 'baby boxes' for unwanted infants

Russia plans to ban "baby boxes" - the hatches introduced in many countries where desperate mothers can safely abandon a baby. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Mix it up!

Article Sep 29, 2016

Think salads have to be bland and boring? These inspiring combinations from around the world will make you think again

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Common painkillers 'increase heart failure risk'

Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study focusing on elderly people suggests. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

The new test

Campaigners are concerned that a highly accurate test that can identify babies with Down's syndrome during pregnancy will lead to more terminations. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

One in 10 children has 'Aids defence'

A 10th of children have a "monkey-like" immune system that stops them developing Aids, researchers say. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Northern Ireland GPs consider mass resignation

BMA asks GPs in the province if they are prepared to submit undated resignation letters

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BMA calls off mass GP resignation ballot
GP services to receive £17m boost in Northern Ireland
GPs in Northern Ireland on edge of ‘crisis’
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Pharma withheld faulty device info in rivaroxaban trial

Patients must live with uncertainty until concerns over key trial data are addressed

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Extending anticoagulation duration cuts risk of VTE recurrence
Metformin lowers cardiac deaths better than other drugs
US doctor says FDA should have withdrawn rosuvastatin
NICE calls for safer use of controlled drugs
BMJ questions trial evidence for rivaroxaban
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NSAIDs and COX 2s linked to heart failure admission

NSAIDs pose clear cardio risk to some people so tighter regulation is justified, say experts

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Painkiller raises risk of irregular heartbeat in older people
GP prescribing intervention cuts emergency admissions
Some common painkillers can raise heart risks
Taking antidepressants with painkillers could increase risk of haemorrhage
NICE calls for safer use of controlled drugs
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Fifth of emergency bowel cancer cases had red flag symptoms

GPs doing a good job but need better access to tools to support timely cancer diagnosis

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Scheme launched to personalise bowel cancer care
New test prompts rise in bowel screening uptake
Nearly a third of hospitals failing bowel cancer patients
Screening drop-out rate higher after abnormal FOB test
Early stage bowel cancer more likely to be picked up by screening
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Women using hormonal contraception at higher depression risk

Raised risk of depression and first use of antidepressant, especially in adolescents

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Tell women IUD more effective for emergency contraception
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Bouncy bone can be 3D-printed to become a universal repair kit

Cheap and easy to make into any shape, "hyperelastic bone" could repair any kind of bone, from fractures to facial reconstruction via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

The truth about porn: why masturbation won't kill your sex life

Has online pornography created a generation of impotent young men with a dangerous addiction to extreme images? Clare Wilson investigates via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

‘I felt like such a slave’: Why one man gave up porn for good

Anti-pornography campaigner Alexander Rhodes, founder of "porn addiction" site NoFap, says "we want people to make educated decisions about how to use their genitals" via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Everything you wanted to know about ‘3-parent’ babies

Why is it such a big deal? How controversial is the technique? Is it safe? We have all your questions answered via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Widow wins High Court frozen embryo case

The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court bid to keep frozen embryos that they created. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Don’t rush to ‘cleanse’ lists of so-called ghost patients, GP leaders warn

This could deregister genuine patients and deny them access to healthcare

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GPs seek more advice on third party access to patient records
Ghostbusters
Doctors fear new system for finding ‘ghost patients’ may be unfair
BMA calls for ‘ghost patient’ cull to be scrapped
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Our Top 5 Picks for Healthier Boxed Cake Mix

Our Top 5 Picks for Healthier Boxed Cake Mix Blog Post

You want to celebrate that special occasion with a homemade cake, but time has gotten away from you. Cake mixes are an easy (and fairly foolproof) way to bake a cake, fast. But some mixes are overloaded with sugar and unnecessary additives. To pick the best boxed cake mix, choose a cake mix with the simplest, most recognizable list of ingredients—close to what you'd see in a recipe.

Related: Light & Luscious Cake Recipes

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Junior doctors lose legal challenge against health secretary over contract

Judge rejects all three grounds of the case

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BMA calls off all strike action
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Hunt ‘never planned to insist on changes to existing contracts’
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Ditch retained business rate plan to fund public health, government urged

Proposals will widen health inequalities and worsen NHS funding crisis, say public health leaders

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Poor symptom awareness linked to regional differences in cancer survival

Lowest awareness in north east London; highest in Peterborough, Beds, and Cambridgeshire

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BMA calls on health secretary to join public debate on healthcare delivery

NHS leaders, patients, and doctors will all be invited to November symposium

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Teens with spots tend to stay looking younger for longer, new research suggests

Adolescents with spots tend to stay looking youthful for longer, new research suggests. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

WHO releases country estimates on air pollution exposure and health impact

A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. via WHO news Read More Here..

Exclusive: World’s first baby born with new “3 parent” technique

A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new version of a controversial technique that uses DNA from three people via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise

And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows
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Exclusive: World’s first baby born with new “3 parent” technique

A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new version of a controversial technique that uses DNA from three people via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

First 'three person baby' born

First baby born using new "three person" fertility technique carried out by US scientists, New Scientist reveals. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Raw-some recipes

Article Sep 27, 2016

Reap the nutritional benefits of your favourite delectable dishes by preparing them in their raw form

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Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO

The World Health Organisation says 92% of the planet's population is breathing polluted air outdoors, contributing to three million deaths a year. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..