Archive: June 2008


Arthritis risk and birthweight

30 June 2008

“Women are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis later in life if they were heavy at birth,” reported The Guardian. The newspaper reported that a major study

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No evidence chocolate 'beats cancer'

27 June 2008

“Munching chocolate can help fight cancer,” the Daily Star reported. It added that “chomping on Mars bars - which famously ‘help you work rest and play’” could be

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Depression during pregnancy

27 June 2008

“Children born to women who are depressed during pregnancy are more likely to suffer significant delays in their development,” The Daily Mail reported. It said a

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Vascular dementia and intelligence

26 June 2008

“Researchers have found a link between dementia and childhood intelligence”, the Financial Times reported today. It said that a study has found that having a lower

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Genetic testing for breast cancer

26 June 2008

“All women could soon be offered a genetic test which would tell them whether they were likely or unlikely to contract breast cancer”, The Guardian reported today.

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Does anaesthesia make pain worse?

25 June 2008

Scientists have discovered that “Drugs which ensure that patients are unconscious during surgery can make them more sensitive to pain when they wake up”, The Daily

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Pain experience in infants

25 June 2008

“Babies feel more pain than doctors realise,” reported The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper said that a study has found that the pain experienced by babies is underestimated

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Vitamin D and death risk

24 June 2008

News article about a study of patients with coronary heart disease and their levels of vitamin D and the effect of this on mortality

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Eczema genes and exposure to cats

24 June 2008

Article on news coverage of study that looked at the interaction of genes and the environment in the development of eczema.

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Pizza boxes under scrutiny

23 June 2008

“Takeaway pizza may be bad for your health because of the boxes they’re delivered in”, the Daily Express reported today. It said that boxes made from recycled material

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Chicken immunity

23 June 2008

“Chickens ‘unlock allergy secrets’”, reported BBC News on Saturday, saying that “scientists have turned to chickens to help them understand why some people are struck

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New pill for MS tested

20 June 2008

“A new oral drug for multiple sclerosis has produced promising results in clinical trials,” BBC News reported today. It said the new drug, laquinimod, improved the

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Dummy use linked to ear infection

20 June 2008

“Dummy use link to ear infections,” is the headline on BBC News today. The report quotes a five-year study of almost 500 Dutch children, which suggests that “parents

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Cloned immune cells treat skin cancer

19 June 2008

Article on news coverage of an experiment where a man's immune cells were cloned and used to treat his skin cancer.

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Internet addiction

19 June 2008

Internet addiction is a "clinical disorder", says The Daily Telegraph today. The newspaper quotes a leading psychiatrist who suggests that “obsessive internet

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Radiotherapy for prostate cancer

18 June 2008

A study has found the first evidence that “radiation treatment significantly raises survival rates for relapses of prostate cancer”, The Daily Mail reported today.

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Radiofrequency ablation for lung cancer

18 June 2008

“Lung cancer patients with little chance of survival have been offered new hope with a treatment that targets tumours in the lungs with radiation”, reports The Daily

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Ginkgo 'no benefit' for dementia

17 June 2008

News article about a trial looking at the effect of Ginkgo biloba on cognitive function and quality of life in dementia patients

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Prostate cancer and lifestyle

17 June 2008

The Daily Telegraph today reported that “a vegan, low-fat diet combined with yoga and exercise can help fight prostate cancer”. They say that a new study has found

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Looking scared could be protective

16 June 2008

“Fearful faces 'spot threats better'” is the headline on Channel 4 News. The Observer also reported on the same study at the weekend, claiming that a team of Canadian

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Mood effects of 'hunger hormone'

16 June 2008

“High levels of the ‘hunger hormone’ ghrelin have an antidepressant effect”, BBC News reported today. It said that a study in mice found that those whose food intake

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Fungal exposure and gardening

13 June 2008

“Gardener dies after inhaling killer fungus” is the headline in the Daily Mirror today, describing a case of a 47-year-old man who “went to hospital with chest pains

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Health risks of piercings

13 June 2008

“One in four body piercings goes wrong”, reports The Independent today. The newspaper goes on to say that body piercings, which have become “an essential fashion

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Patch prevents travellers' diarrhoea

12 June 2008

“'Traveller's tummy' may be cured by E. Coli patch” is the headline in The Independent today. The newspaper goes on to say that for people who get “holiday tummy,

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Wake up and smell the coffee

12 June 2008

“Just the smell of coffee could be enough to wake us up in the morning”, reported The Daily Telegraph today. The newspaper explained that in a study on thirty sleep-deprived

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