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Family history can up cancers risk

  •  25 Jul, 2013
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University of Portsmouth scientists announce a significant discovery about genetic mutations which could lead to better treatment for illnesses such as cancer.

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3D disease map could aid diagnosis

  •  10 Jul, 2013
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University of Portsmouth scientists announce a significant discovery about genetic mutations which could lead to better treatment for illnesses such as cancer.

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BMI linked to heart failure risk

  •  28 Jun, 2013
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Researchers have confirmed that an increased body mass index (BMI) contributes to the development of heart failure.

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End-of-life care 'lottery' warning

  •  20 Jun, 2013
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A new report highlights "widespread and unacceptable inequalities" over the standard of end-of-life care for the terminally ill.

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Health watchdog NICE endorses nicotine patches

  •  05 Jun, 2013
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Health watchdog NICE has endorsed the use of nicotine replacements, as it recognises that not all smokers want to, or are able to, quit immediately.

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'Superfoods fight prostate cancer'

  •  04 Jun, 2013
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Researchers have identified four "superfoods" they believe can help combat prostate cancer.

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Study in painkiller dosage warning

  •  30 May, 2013
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People on high doses of some painkillers will have to pit the benefits against the risks as the drugs have been found to increase the chance of heart problems by a small amount, according to research.

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Partial smoking bans fail to protect non-smokers

  •  14 May, 2013
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Partial smoking bans in hotels fail to protect non-smokers from tobacco inhalation, according to new research by American health experts.

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Asthmatics need to be more vigilant

  •  16 Apr, 2013
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A large number of asthma sufferers do not think they are at risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack, according to new research.

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Asthmatics need to be more vigilant

  •  16 Apr, 2013
A doctor and a patient

A large number of asthma sufferers do not think they are at risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack, according to new research.

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