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21/06/2010Nine in ten strokes 'avoidable'
Ten lifestyle-related risk factors are responsible for 90 per cent of all stroke cases, something that might convince more people to take out a health insurance policy. According to new research from...
18/06/2010NHS surgery targets a risk to patients, says poll
Targets and budget pressures in the NHS are putting patients' lives at risk, a poll of surgeons has suggested. A survey carried out by the University of Bournemouth found that 40 per cent of the 549 general...
18/06/2010Nearly 1,000 breast cancer deaths every year avoidable, says study
Almost 1,000 deaths per year from breast cancer in England could be avoided with earlier diagnosis, a study has revealed. According to researchers from University College London, a total of 957 deaths...
17/06/2010Green space good for men's health
Men who live near green spaces are less likely to die from heart or lung problems, it has been claimed. Researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow found that living close to green spaces such...
17/06/2010Brain's distorted perception of body may offer clue to eating disorders
Eating disorders such as anorexia may be caused by a distortion in the way a person's brain perceives their own body, new research suggests. Scientists at University College London found that the brain's...
15/06/2010Transplant patient dies after receiving smoker's lungs
The father of a woman who died following a double lung transplant has criticised doctors for giving her organs from a smoker of 30 years. Lynsey Scott, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, died months after...
15/06/2010Cancer drug could treat eye disorder, says study
A commonly used cancer drug could be used to treat a condition that leads to sight loss, a new study suggests. UK researchers found that Avastin, a low-cost drug given to bowel cancer sufferers, is...
15/06/2010Windscreen wiper water linked to Legionnaires' disease
A lack of screen wash in car windscreen wiper fluid may be the cause of 20 per cent of Legionnaires' disease cases in England and Wales, it has been claimed. The illness, caused by the Legionella bacteria, is...
11/06/2010Vast majority of Scottish people leading unhealthy lifestyles, says study
Nearly all Scottish adults are putting themselves at risk of illness through unhealthy lifestyles, it has been claimed. A study by a team at Glasgow University identified five risk factors likely to lead to...
10/06/2010One in four 'damaging their health by working without a break'
A survey has revealed that one in four people work all day without taking a break, leading to concerns it may be affecting their health. According to a poll by Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP), an...
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