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Working more than 39 hours a week can wreak havoc on your mental and physical health, a new study has found. The new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows the work limit should be set at 39 hours a week for a healthy life. They examined the working lives of 7890 adults and concluded that a culture of ...

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Browned toast and potatoes are ‘potential cancer risk’, say food scientists

Bread, chips and potatoes should be cooked to a golden yellow colour, rather than brown, to reduce our intake of a chemical which could cause cancer, government food scientists are warning. Acrylamide is produced when starchy foods are roasted, fried or grilled for too long at high temperatures. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends carefully following cooking instructions and avoiding ...

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Cannabis still harmful to health: report

Medicinal cannabis effectively treats chronic pain and significantly helps those with multiple sclerosis (MS), a major US report on the health effects of marijuana has found. But recreational cannabis smoking is likely to increase the risk of schizophrenia and may even trigger a heart attack.   In a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, researchers ...

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Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk: Study

Is your kid suffering from asthma? If yes, he or she may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, researchers have warned. The findings showed that young children with asthma were 51 per cent more likely to become obese over the next decade as compared to those who did not have condition in which a ...

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‘Huge leap’ in prostate cancer testing

  of the prostate can show if there is a cancerous growth The biggest leap in diagnosing prostate cancer “in decades” has been made using new scanning equipment, say doctors and campaigners. Using advanced MRI nearly doubles the number of aggressive tumours that are caught. And the trial on 576 men, published in the Lancet, showed more than a quarter could ...

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Stomach problems in winter

The digestive system can be a source of considerable illness in winter if people eat the wrong food and don’t rug up. The digestive system enters an active stage in winter and that is why dietary reinforcements are usually more effective than in other seasons. But stomach problems also often occur due to cold air, eating unsafe and spicy foods. ...

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NHS not in ‘humanitarian crisis’, says Theresa May

    the issues in the NHS Theresa May has rejected claims from the Red Cross that there is a “humanitarian crisis” in the NHS. The prime minister acknowledged there were “huge pressures” on the health service and said No 10 had provided the funding requested. Mrs May told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme that funding was “now at ...

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‘Tooth repair drug’ may replace fillings

Teeth can be encouraged to repair themselves in a way that could see an end to fillings, say scientists. The team at King’s College London showed that a chemical could encourage cells in the dental pulp to heal small holes in mice teeth. A biodegradable sponge was soaked in the drug and then put inside the cavity. The study, published ...

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Augmented reality and serious gaming may help relieve phantom limb pain

Moving and visualising a phantom limb in augmented reality may help reduce phantom limb pain and how often amputees’ lives are affected by the condition, according to a study published in The Lancet. The small study involved 14 patients who began experiencing phantom limb pain soon after they had their arm amputated between two and 36 years ago and had ...

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Bloomberg Philanthropies commits $360 million in new grant to reduce tobacco use

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced a new grant of $360 million to global anti-tobacco efforts. The grant supports evidence-based policies to curb tobacco use and works to increase awareness of the dangers of tobacco in low and middle-income countries, it said in a statement on Monday from New York. The new round of funding raises Bloomberg’s total giving on this public ...

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