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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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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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MPs defend plain cigarette packs

  •  25 Mar, 2013
A cigarette being smoked

There is no evidence to suggest that the introduction of plain cigarette packets would lead to a rise in smuggling, MPs and peers have said.

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Firms rap GPs' fizzy drink tax call

  •  04 Mar, 2013
A diabetes 'pen'

Figures showing a record three million people in the country have diabetes are a "grim staging post towards a public health emergency" according to experts.

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Firms rap GPs' fizzy drink tax call

  •  19 Feb, 2013
Vending machines

Manufacturers of fizzy drinks have hit back at a call by GPs for them to be taxed to help tackle spiralling levels of obesity.

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13,000 cancer deaths 'preventable'

  •  04 Feb, 2013
Man in an MRI scanner

Around 13,000 cancer deaths could be prevented if the Government met a World Health Organisation (WHO) target.

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NICE backs blood pressure device

  •  16 Jan, 2013
Blood pressure taking device

Doctors have been advised to embrace a new blood pressure measuring device that is also capable of detecting a life-threatening heart condition, according to the health regulator.

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Breast cancer drug plans revealed

  •  16 Jan, 2013
A breast cancer scan

The NHS is considering providing preventative medication to women with a family background of breast cancer.

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Anxiety increases heart attack risk

  •  20 Dec, 2012
Medical shock pads

People who feel anxious and overwhelmed have a 27 per cent greater chance of suffering a heart attack, according to a new study.

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Half of men may get cancer by 2027

  •  19 Dec, 2012
Man in an MRI scanner

By 2027 some 50 per cent of British men will probably develop cancer at some point in their lives, cancer experts say.

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