Archives for May, 2015

Study Links Teen Obesity to Increased Bowel Cancer Risk

May 26th, 2015
Study Links Teen Obesity to Increased Bowel Cancer Risk

A study conducted in Sweden has linked teenage obesity to an elevated risk of bowel cancer. Researchers followed the progress of 240,000 men in Sweden. At the start of the study, they were aged between 16 and 20 years old and the data spans 35 years. At the start of the study, just 6.5 percent […]

Expert Calls for Cardiac Screening in Athletes

May 19th, 2015
Expert Calls for Cardiac Screening in Athletes

A leading doctor has called for cardiac screening in athletes, just days after two Belgian footballers died suddenly. Dr Paolo Adami, from the Institute of Sport Medicine and Science of the Italian Olympic Committee, believes that screening should be introduced in a bid to spot potentially fatal heart abnormalities among elite performers. Dr Adami recently […]

Billions of Pounds Needed to Halt Superbug Stampede

May 18th, 2015
Billions of Pounds Needed to Halt Superbug Stampede

Superbugs are wreaking havoc in hospitals up and down the country. Open any newspaper and you’ll find daily reports of an MRSA outbreak in Manchester or a C.Difficile spate in Somerset – and things are set to get worse unless drugs companies can raise up to £25bn. That’s the view of Jim O’Neill, a government […]

Stroke Association Warns of Increased of Strokes Among Younger People

May 12th, 2015
Stroke Association Warns of Increased of Strokes Among Younger People

The Stroke Association has issued a warning over the risk of strokes among young people following a study that suggests more and more working age people are suffering strokes. A study conducted by the Stroke Association shows a significant increase in hospital admissions among men aged 40-54 between 2000 and 2014. In 2014, 6,221 men […]

Bearded Woman Wins Laser Hair Removal Battle

May 8th, 2015
Bearded Woman Wins Laser Hair Removal Battle

Bearded women have long been a source of legend, curiosity or ridicule. Typically caused by a hormonal imbalance, a genetic disorder or use of anabolic steroids, this hirsute oddity often leads women affected by the condition desperately seeking help from medical professionals. For one 32-year-old British woman, excessive hair on her face, breasts, stomach and […]

Positive Signs for Ovarian Cancer Blood Testing Trial

May 5th, 2015
Positive Signs for Ovarian Cancer Blood Testing Trial

Trials to detect the early signs of ovarian cancer have produced positive signs. Researchers believe that 86 percent of ovarian cancer cases could be detected early by regular blood testing. The trial, which was conducted over a 14-year period at University College London, was designed to offer information related to the efficacy of a potential […]

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