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'Shocking' sugar levels in High Street hot drinks, warns charity - BBC News

There are "shocking" amounts of sugar in some hot drinks sold in High Street cafe chains, a campaign group warns.  
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about 3 years ago
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White blood cell found in birds 'can destroy fatal infection' - BBC News

A specialised white blood cell found in birds can destroy an infection which is thought to cause thousands of deaths a year worldwide, scientists claim.  
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about 3 years ago
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'How my mental health issues helped me help others' - BBC News

Tom McAlpine set-up the MoodSwings charity in 1999 with a belief that it is possible for those suffering even severe mental health issues to make a good recovery.  
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about 3 years ago
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Mental health care for black men in England criticised - BBC News

One of the most comprehensive studies of mental health care in England ever conducted has sharply criticised provision for men of African and Caribbean heritage.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Matt Dawson: Former rugby star on seeing son with meningitis - BBC News

Former England rugby union captain Matt Dawson is backing a campaign calling for all children to be vaccinated, after his two-year old son was diagnosed with meningitis.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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The PTSD brains of children and soldiers - BBC News

Scientists have discovered that the brain structures of traumatised soldiers and children change in the same way.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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The five 'most sugar-laden hot drinks' - BBC News

Would you buy a hot drink containing the equivalent of 25 teaspoons of sugar? Many people do without even realising.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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More speak out as the stigma of mental illness subsides - BBC News

Two vloggers explain why they are determined to speak out about mental illness.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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University of Sheffield shark study may help humans re-grow teeth - BBC News

Research into the way sharks are able to regenerate teeth throughout their lives could be used to help fight tooth loss in humans.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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How do you keep mentally strong? - BBC News

As part of the BBC's In The Mind series, people have been sharing their tips for coping with mental ill health.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Why brains and airports have a lot in common - BBC News

Leading neuroscientist Professor Ed Bullmore explains how new scanning techniques are finally unlocking the secrets of how the brain works and why it goes wrong.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Sugar tax could stop 3.7 million UK people becoming obese, claims report

A 20% tax on sugary drinks could reduce obesity by 5% over the next decade in the United Kingdom, claims a new report from Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum.1  
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about 3 years ago
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Groups call for “dangerous” trial of doctors’ working hours to stop

Public Citizen, a US public interest watchdog group, and the American Medical Student Association have issued a renewed call for the Office for Human Research Protections to stop a clinical trial they say is unethical.1  
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about 3 years ago
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Major changes proposed for NHS in Scotland

A new clinical strategy that recommends major changes to existing services will transform the way healthcare is provided in Scotland.  
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about 3 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 13-19 February

Psychiatrist is struck off Adam Osborne, a psychiatrist, was struck off the UK medical register after admitting to a sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient. Osborne was treating the patient for depression and anxiety in his private London clinic when the affair began, but she took an overdose when he ended it two years later. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard that Osborne had asked her at the start of the affair to promise that she would not report him to the General Medical Council. (See The BMJ’s full story at doi:10.1136/bmj.i900.)  
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about 3 years ago
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Pioglitazone may reduce cardiovascular events in high risk patients with prediabetes

Pioglitazone, an insulin sensitising agent, may reduce the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke after a recent transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or stroke in patients without diabetes who are insulin resistant, a randomised trial has shown.1  
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about 3 years ago
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Visa changes could lead to hundreds of doctors leaving the NHS, warns BMA

Proposed changes to visa rules could lead to hundreds of UK trained doctors leaving the NHS each year, the BMA has warned.  
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about 3 years ago
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Feedback to GPs reduces antibiotic prescribing, study finds

Sending a letter to GPs in England who have above average antibiotic prescribing rates to give feedback on their prescribing habits reduced their antibiotic prescribing by an average of just over 3% in six months, a nationwide randomised trial shows.1  
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about 3 years ago
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WHO sets out $56m Zika virus response plan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report on 16 February outlining its $56m (£39m; $50m) strategic plan to respond to the ongoing outbreaks of Zika virus disease in the Americas. The plan provides a framework for WHO and its partner organizations’ Zika response through to June.1  
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about 3 years ago
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NICE calls for more research on ELISA tests for Crohn’s disease

Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits show real promise in guiding treatment for people with Crohn’s disease, but the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) warns that evidence is insufficient to recommend their routine use in the NHS.1  
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about 3 years ago