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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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"Warning to pregnant women, don't use antibacterial soap! Chemicals in the products can make children fat and disrupt their development," is the alarming, yet entirely unsupported, headline from the Mail Online. US researchers wanted to see if pregnant mice exposed to the chemical...
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"Gene editing to remove viruses brings transplant organs from pigs a step closer," The Guardian reports after researchers used the new CRIPSR gene editing technique. CRIPSR acts like a set of molecular scissors that can cut out potentially harmful infectious genes. Despite the difference...
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a report following their review of British Sign Language and communications provision for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. The review was intended to determine the present state of the market that facilitates communication for people...
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"Like it or loathe it, but Marmite could help prevent millions of miscarriages and birth defects around the world," is the overly optimistic headline in The Daily Telegraph. The news is based on research into just four families who have children with birth defects, with three of the...
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"Kissing it better really works: Saliva found to have properties that help speed up the healing process," reports the Mail Online. Researchers in Chile investigated how human saliva may help wounds to heal more efficiently. They used lab-grown skin cells and fertilised chicken eggs to see...
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"Pill that mimics effects of going to the gym could transform lives of heart failure patients," the Daily Mirror reports. While the news sounds promising, it is important to make clear the research involved rodents, not people. Heart failure is when the heart is unable to pump blood...
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"The images you put up on Instagram could be used to diagnose if you're depressed," the Mail Online reports. Researchers attempted to see if computer-driven image recognition could diagnose depression based on the form and content of people's posts on Instagram, a social media photo...
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"Drinking just one glass of beer or wine a day could give you skin cancer, scientists have warned," the Mail Online reports. Researchers pooled the results of previous studies and found a small, but significant, association between alcohol consumption and non-melanoma skin cancers . The...
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"A drug commonly used to treat diabetes could help those living with Parkinson's disease," The Guardian reports. A small study suggests a drug called exenatide may have a modest beneficial effect on motor (movement) symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease . Exenatide is known as a GLP...
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"Deadly gene mutations removed from human embryos in landmark study," reports The Guardian. Researchers have used a gene-editing technique to repair faults in DNA that can cause the often-fatal heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy . This inherited heart condition is caused by a...
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"Study finds just a sugar-cube sized piece of kitchen sponge can contain 54 BILLION bacterial cells," the Mail Online reports. A German study sampled 14 different kitchen sponges and found they contained far more bacteria than expected. Genetic analysis revealed the used sponges contained...
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"Obesity cure possible after discovery of fat 'switch'," is the somewhat premature headline in The Daily Telegraph. Researchers have identified a "biological switch" that controls when fat cells convert fat into energy for the body. But the headline fails to make it clear that...
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"Nearly all men over 60 and women over 75 eligible for statins, analysis suggests," The Guardian reports. This is the finding of a study that aimed to see how many people in England would qualify for statin use if the 2014 NICE guidelines for statin therapy in adults were followed...
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"Offering routine HIV tests to people when they register with new GP surgeries in high-risk areas is cost-effective and could save lives," The Guardian reports. The news comes from the findings of a large trial in the London Borough of Hackney. Researchers wanted to see if offering HIV...

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