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"Babies who sleep in separate rooms from their parents have earlier bedtimes, take less time to nod off and get more shut eye," the Mail Online reports on the results of an international survey looking at sleeping locations and outcomes in infants aged 6 to 12 months. The parents of more...
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"One-tenth of 50-year-old men have a heart age 10 years older than they are," BBC News reports. This is the finding of an analysis of 1.2 million people who used the NHS Heart Age Test . The principle behind the test is that you can "age" your heart through unhealthy behaviour...
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"Belly fat releases proteins that fuel the growth of malignant [cancerous] cells," the Mail Online reports. It's long been known that obesity is an independent risk factor for a number of cancers, including breast, bowel and liver cancer. But it's less clear why this is the case. This...
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"Why gaining a degree could help you live longer," The Daily Telegraph reports. A new gene study found people with genes associated with spending longer in education had around a 33% reduced risk of developing heart disease . One of the practical difficulties about assessing the effects...
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1 September 2017 - September is World Alzheimer's Month, the global campaign to raise awareness of dementia and tackle stigma worldwide. This year the theme is 'Remember me' as we highlight the importance of early detection and diagnosis. [Find out more]...
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"Spending just 20 minutes less sitting a day reduces blood sugar levels, improves cholesterol AND even makes you more muscly," is the Mail Online's overly optimistic claim. Researchers in Finland recruited people who worked in offices and had young children for a study investigating...
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"Eating a low-fat diet 'increases your risk of dying young by 25%'," is the stark but somewhat misleading report in The Sun. The study the headline is based on mainly looked at people in lower- and middle-income countries, where diets are very different, so the results may not be relevant...
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"Anti-inflammatory drug 'cuts heart attack risk'," BBC News reports. A major study found canakinumab – an anti-inflammatory drug originally designed to treat rheumatoid arthritis – could also reduce the risk of having another heart attack in people who have already had one. The study...
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25 August 2017 - The Chair of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), Glenn Rees, and a delegation from Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association , led by TADA President Dr Te-Jen Lai and including Mrs Su, a person with dementia, met with the President Tsai Ing-Wen. The President said...
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"Women have more stamina than men," is the definitive sounding, yet entirely unsupported headline in The Times. The study the headline is based on involved just nine women and eight men. Researchers asked each participant to do an exercise similar to calf raises (where the calves are used...
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"Adding lithium to tap water could prevent thousands of dementia cases," reports The Daily Telegraph. The report is based on research from Denmark that found people who had lived in areas with higher levels of naturally occurring lithium (a type of metal) in the drinking water were...
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"Health bosses say 45 per cent of over-16s are so sedentary they do not manage the health-boosting ten-minute walk," the Daily Mail reports. The headline comes after data compiled by Public Health England (the government body tasked with improving the nation's health) found that more than...
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What is the issue? A technique called vaginal seeding, sometimes used for babies born by caesarean section, "can give newborns deadly infections and sepsis," warns the Mail Online. Vaginal seeding involves rubbing vaginal fluid onto the skin of a newborn baby born by caesarean section ...
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"Gum disease sufferers 70% more likely to get dementia," The Times reports. A Taiwanese study found that people with a 10-year or longer history of chronic periodontitis (CP) had a small but significant increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). Gum disease is an umbrella term...
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"Super-strength vitamin C doses could be a way to fight leukaemia," the Mail Online reports. Research in mice found vitamin C could help combat the effect of a mutated gene that can cause uncontrollable stem cell growth and trigger the onset of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) . AML is an...
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"Women who eat junk food such as burgers or pizza are increasing their risk of cancer even if they're not overweight, new research has warned," reports the Daily Mail. The story is based on research from the US looking at the diet of postmenopausal women in the 1990s and then tracking the...
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"A quarter of Americans are injured and hospitalized by tidying up 'down there'," the Mail Online reports. The headline is prompted by a survey which asked 7,570 adults about pubic hair removal and "grooming" (such as waxing). The researchers found that removing all pubic hair,...
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"Cancer patients who use alternative medicine more than twice as likely to die," is the stark message from The Independent. Researchers found that people who chose alternative medicine instead of conventional cancer treatments were much less likely to survive for at least five years...
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"Concept of being 'fit but fat' is a myth, researchers say," ITV News reports after a Europe-wide study looked at associations between body weight, metabolic health and heart disease. The term "fat but fit" is used to describe people who are overweight or obese but don't have...
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The decision mean even less subtitled content available to people with a hearing loss who rely on them to enjoy films and shows like their hearing peers Our response Johanna Taylor, Action on Hearing Loss Campaign Manager said: ‘LoveFilm, owned by Amazon, has announced the closure of its...

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