Hongkongers taking popular blood pressure medication told to carry on, despite fears that it could give them cancer

Hongkongers taking popular blood pressure medication told to carry on, despite fears that it...

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers prescribed a common blood pressure drug recalled last month have been advised to continue taking it – despite patients having a one in 5,000 risk of developing cancer. Medical experts said on Saturday that patients should not stop ­taking the recalled drug without consulting doctors, as the risk, ­assessed by…
Latest news on prostate cancer

Latest news on prostate cancer

What’s a man to do? Equally important, what’s a doctor to advise when the PSA test is reported elevated? Or should men even be screened for this test? During the last 10 years there’s been considerable flip-lopping about it. Now a large study from the United Kingdom, reported in The Journal of the American Medical…
Teetotalism in midlife makes you more likely to develop dementia? What the research actually says

Teetotalism in midlife makes you more likely to develop dementia? What the research actually...

Imagine if someone told you that not drinking alcohol makes you more likely to develop dementia. That’s certainly a bold statement to make, but it is one that some media reports have put forward, leaving the public wondering whether taking up drinking alcohol will somehow be better for their brains. A recent article in the…
Broadband internet causes sleep deprivation, a new study finds

Broadband internet causes sleep deprivation, a new study finds

Individuals with DSL access tend to sleep 25 minutes less than their counterparts without DSL Internet. They are significantly less likely to sleep between 7 and 9 hours, the amount recommended by the scientific community, and are less likely to be satisfied with their sleep, researchers find. The effect is largely driven by individuals that…
Oxford woman sheds nearly six stone after diabetes diagnosis

Oxford woman sheds nearly six stone after diabetes diagnosis

A DIABETES diagnosis was a wake-up call for one Oxford woman who has now shed nearly six stone. Retired nurse Rachel Griffin, 56, from Greater Leys said she was 'shell-shocked' at receiving the diagnosis last year after a routine blood test. But after adopting a low-carb diet using tips and advice posted by other users…
DRC: New Ebola deaths confirmed, dozens believed infected

DRC: New Ebola deaths confirmed, dozens believed infected

Ebola is suspected to have caused as many as 33 deaths during the latest outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry said. Thirteen cases of the virus were confirmed across northeastern North Kivu province and neighbouring Ituri province, DRC's health minister said in a statement on Saturday, with…
Even low air pollution levels can alter heart structure

Even low air pollution levels can alter heart structure

London, Aug 5 (PTI) People exposed to even low levels of air pollution have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure, a study has found. The researchers from Queen Mary University of London in the UK looked at data from around 4,000 participants in…
Former King’s School pupil who survived lymphoma inspires Bloodwise charity walk

Former King’s School pupil who survived lymphoma inspires Bloodwise charity walk

A BRAVE cancer survivor has spoken of his “shock” to be diagnosed with lymphoma when he was just 16-years-old. During the summer, four years ago, Dan Pritchard, who was due to start his first year of sixth form at The King’s School, Worcester, had been struggling with his breathing. After three months of worry a…
Explorer’s Lyme disease warning

Explorer’s Lyme disease warning

A WOOLTON Hill-based mountaineer wants to warn people in Hampshire about ticks after he contracted Lyme disease.  Lee Farmer, a professional outdoor instructor, was bitten by a tick in June on the North Wessex Downs. He said: “It’s ironic that I’ve gone from feeling strong as an ox in May and was leading a team of…
How This Bacteria May Becoming More Resistant To Hand Sanitizer

How This Bacteria May Becoming More Resistant To Hand Sanitizer

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The use of hand sanitizer has grown over the past decade, but are bacteria adapting? (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File) Some bacteria may be getting better at handling alcohol. But that's not a good thing. The concern is not alcohol in tiny little glasses but the alcohol in…

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