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Breast cancer warning to older women

Breast cancer warning to older women

Many older women are unaware of some of the early warning signs of breast cancer, according to a survey. Fewer than half of the women over 70 who were questioned…

Tax sugary drinks by 20% say doctors

Tax sugary drinks by 20% say doctors

An extra 20% tax on sugary drinks should be introduced to tackle the obesity crisis, the British Medical Association says. It estimates poor diets are causing around 70,000 premature deaths…

Ultrasound may heal chronic wounds

Ultrasound may heal chronic wounds

A blast of ultrasound can help stubborn chronic wounds heal more quickly, a study suggests. Tests on animals, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, showed healing times could be…

Child tooth removal ‘at crisis point’

Child tooth removal ‘at crisis point’

Doctors are calling for urgent action to reduce the number of children needing to have rotten teeth removed under general anaesthetic in hospital. Nearly 26,000 children, aged five to nine,…

Twitter ad angers epilepsy charity

Twitter ad angers epilepsy charity

The looping ads flashed rapidly between bright colours Twitter has responded to an epilepsy charity that said two of its online adverts were “irresponsible”. The social media giant had uploaded…

Smoking ‘may play schizophrenia role’

Smoking ‘may play schizophrenia role’

Smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia and needs to be investigated, researchers say. The team at King’s College London say smokers are more likely to…

Fresh guidelines for doctors on FGM

Fresh guidelines for doctors on FGM

Women who are pregnant and have undergone FGM need appropriate care Fresh guidelines have been produced for doctors in the UK caring for women who have undergone female genital mutilation…

Insulin syringe death firms fined

Two firms have been fined a total of £550,000 following the death of a diabetic hospital patient injected with insulin syringes containing no insulin. Neil Judge, 58, from Barnsley, South…

Surgeon pioneers chest deformity op

A Welsh hospital has become the first in the UK to offer a pioneering new treatment for patients with chest deformities. The first procedure at Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales…

Overweight teens don’t feel ‘heavy’

Overweight teens don’t feel ‘heavy’

More than a third of overweight teenagers do not regard themselves as too heavy and think they are about the right weight, a study in England shows. This might lead…