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NHS tests implanted sugar monitor

NHS tests implanted sugar monitor

A blood sugar monitor that can stay in the body for up to five months is being tested on NHS patients. It is hoped the device, which continuously monitors the…

Speed up autism diagnosis – experts

Speed up autism diagnosis – experts

Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, experts claim. Adults with the condition have to wait an average of two years, causing anxiety…

Drinking water ‘no hangover cure’

Drinking water ‘no hangover cure’

Image caption Those late-night munchies won’t prevent tomorrow’s hangover, researchers say Raiding the fridge or downing glasses of water after a night of heavy drinking won’t improve your sore head…

Planned Parenthood goes to court to fight funding cuts in Alabama

Planned Parenthood filed a complaint in Alabama federal on Friday seeking to stop the state from defunding its health clinics after the release of covertly recorded videos attacking the organization’s…

FDA warns of severe joint pain risk with DPP-4 diabetes drugs

A class of diabetes drugs that include Merck & Co Inc’s Januvia has been linked with severe joint pain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The FDA…

Caffeine may chip a couple strokes off golf score

(Reuters Health) – A moderate dose of caffeine may help combat fatigue and shave about two strokes off the scores of skilled collegiate players, according to a small study. “There’s…

Legionnaires’ disease prompts California prison to shut off water

SAN FRANCISCO An inmate at San Quentin State Prison on San Francisco Bay was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease and about 20 others showed symptoms of pneumonia, prompting officials to shut…

Sleep-deprived kids are more tempted by food

(Reuters Health) – Children who don’t get enough sleep might be more tempted by food, a new study suggests. Five-year-olds who slept less than 11 hours a night were more…

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units showed no benefit in preventing the colonization of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal tract, according…

Man sheds polio for 30 years after jab

Man sheds polio for 30 years after jab

A British man who was vaccinated against polio has been producing the virus for nearly 30 years. He had an immune disorder that mean the weakened polio virus used to…