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Girls’ early puberty tied to depression, behaviour problems into adulthood

Girls who go through puberty early could be more likely to experience depression and behaviour problems that last into their 20s compared to peers who start menstruation later, a US study suggests. Researchers studied data on nearly 7,800 women who had their first menstrual cycle at an average age of 12. The women were interviewed four times, starting around age ...

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Eat blueberries while treating cervical cancer: Study

“Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays and other particles such as gamma rays to destroy cancer cells,” said lead author of the study Yujiang Fang, professor at University of Missouri School of Medicine. “For some cancers, such as late-stage cervical cancer, radiation is a good treatment option. However, collateral damage to healthy cells always occurs. “Based on previous research, we studied ...

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Smart toothbrush can detect heart problems

Scientists are developing a smart toothbrush that can monitor vital signs and detect deadly heart problems from human saliva.The device would be a simple way to incorporate heart check-ups into daily routines and could prompt heart patients to adjust their medications as required. According to the scientists at the Hospital Ramon y Cajal in Spain, sodium levels in saliva could ...

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Why 2018 will be a very special year for the NHS

This is a special year for the NHS – it marks its 70th birthday. So expect lots of anniversary events and stories celebrating the success of the health service over the past seven decades. The big day is on 5 July and word has it that the Chelsea Flower Show and the Wimbledon tennis championships will even be organising their ...

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Peers may influence how well type 1 diabetes is managed

How young people with type 1 diabetes relate to their peers may have important effects on how well they manage the disease and how distressing it is for them, a small study suggests. Peers can help teens and young adults accept their disease and follow their treatment plans, but youth who are too attuned to what their friends think of ...

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Iron overload drug might improve leukaemia treatment

Chemotherapy for one type of leukaemia could be improved by giving patients a drug currently used in the treatment of iron overload, new research has showed. Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer that stops healthy blood cell production. Chemotherapy is the standard treatment, but improvements are needed as the five-year survival rate in patients older than 60 is ...

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Blood test for multiple sclerosis comes closer

Researchers have found that multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease of the brain and spinal cord, can be detected by simply analysing blood samples. The current procedure for detection of the disease requires the invasive, often painful, process of collecting fluid from the brain and spine. The research identified two natural biomarker compounds, which have been linked to multiple sclerosis. The ...

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Portsmouth hospital missed lung cancer cases

also found a backlog of 23,000 X-rays at the hospital A hospital failed to spot cases of lung cancer because it did not check patients’ chest X-rays properly, the Care Quality Commission has found. The health watchdog found that three patients at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth suffered “significant harm”. It emerged that junior doctors complained they had been asked ...

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Garlic can fight chronic infections

Garlic may help fight chronic infections, according to a study that shows ajoene, an active sulphurous compound found in the garlic may prove as an effective drug when used with antibiotics. Researchers show that the garlic compound is able to destroy important components in the bacteria’s communication systems, which involve regulatory RNA molecules. “We really believe this method can lead ...

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Subsidy on fruits, vegetables may help reduce death risk

Cutting down the prices for healthy food items such as fruits, vegetables and nuts could save thousands of lives per year, finds a new study, reports Ians. Besides, increasing the tax rates on junk foods including sugar-sweetened beverages and red meat can reduce the deaths caused by diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The findings showed that if the prices of all ...

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