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Doctors’ strike ‘may be called off’

Doctors’ strike ‘may be called off’

Image copyright AP Junior doctors’ leaders are in last-minute talks over whether to suspend Tuesday’s 24-hour walk-out by medics. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said discussions at conciliation service Acas had…

Cancer patients may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy

(Reuters Health) – Mindfulness-based therapy may help ease anxiety and depression in some patients with cancer, a small research review suggests. As medical advances have helped transform cancer from a…

Number of AIDS deaths among young Asians doubles over past decade: U.N.

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The estimated number of adolescents dying of AIDS in the Asia Pacific region has more than doubled since 2005, experts said on Monday, warning of…

HIV stigma in Uganda puts mothers and babies at risk

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Juliet Nalumu, overjoyed at her first pregnancy, visited her local hospital in eastern Uganda for a check-up, it turned into one of the worst…

Facebook network and stress levels may be tied together

(Reuters Health) – A small study suggests that for adolescents, their number of Facebook friends may be related to their stress levels, with more than 300 friends associated with higher…

RSPH backs Health Committee calls for hard-hitting action by food industry to tackle childhood obesity crisis

RSPH has firmly backed recommendations made by the Health Select Committee in its much anticipated report on childhood obesity. At the heart of the report is a focus on…

New alliance on obesity outlines priorities for action

A new alliance of organisations fighting obesity has outlined ten priorities for Government, retailers and health professionals. The ground-breaking group launched today includes a variety of organisations…

British lawmakers call for sugar tax to tackle childhood obesity

LONDON British lawmakers urged the government on Monday to introduce tough measures, including a tax on sugary drinks and controls on price promotions for “unhealthy food and drink”, to try…

Some sugar-free drinks can also damage teeth, experts warn

Some sugar-free drinks can also damage teeth, experts warn

Sporting a sugar-free label does not make a product tooth-friendly, warn oral health experts who urge consumers to be aware of the potential for sugar-free beverages and confectionery…

Food prices influence how we judge food quality

Food prices influence how we judge food quality

When it comes to food quality, you get what you pay for, right? Not necessarily. According to a new study, price influences how we judge the quality of foods, but…

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