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20/07/2010Tinnitus risk to mobile phones users may spark need for healthcare plan
Regular mobile phone users may find they require a healthcare plan in the future due to an increased risk of suffering from tinnitus . Researchers from the University of Vienna in Austria have found a link...
19/07/2010Babies born outside of working hours more likely to die, says study
Out of hours staff shortages at NHS hospitals mean that children born at night or on the weekend have a lower chance of surviving than those born during working hours, it has been suggested. Researchers from...
19/07/2010Universal flu jab could be just a few years away
A vaccine that can protect people against all strains of flu could be just years away following a ground-breaking experiment. Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the...
15/07/2010Having a large head protects against Alzheimer's, study suggests
People with large heads may be better-protected against Alzheimer's than those with a smaller cranium, a study has found. Researchers at Munich University believe those with a larger skull may have greater...
15/07/2010NHS reforms a 'significant risk' to quality
The recently announced NHS reforms are a threat to the quality of the service the organisation provides. That is according to NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson, who voiced his concerns in a...
14/07/2010Weight-loss food supplements do not work, say scientists
Food supplements designed to help people lose weight are ineffective, scientists have claimed. A range pills on the market claim to help people shed the pounds and commonly include ingredients such as cabbage...
14/07/2010Stem cell pharmacies 'in 20 years' time'
In as little as 20 years' time, 'pharmacies' that dispense stem cell therapies could be as common as chemist shops, it has been predicted. According to Professor David Warburton, one of the world's leading...
13/07/2010Health fears over scrapping of food agency
The government's decision to scrap food industry watchdog the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has sparked criticism from a leading health charity. Although no official announcement has yet been made, it has been...
12/07/2010New 'smart' bandage to help fight infection
A new 'smart' bandage that can detect and treat infections as they occur is being developed by UK scientists. Researchers at Bath University are working on a medical dressing that releases antibiotics from...
09/07/2010Childhood obesity caused by diet rather than inactivity, study shows
Increasing physical activity will not help tackle obesity in children, it has been claimed. A new study has shown that a lack of exercise is the result of being overweight, rather than its cause. As such, it...
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