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Hospitals in England to ban ‘super-size’ chocolate bars

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  • October 16, 2017
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Image copyright Science Photo Library “Super-sized” chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 calories or under, the head of the body says. Under the plans, most “grab bags” will be banned – with hospitals given a cash […]

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2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

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  • October 15, 2017
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ATLANTA — A.J. Burgess was born a month too soon without a working kidney, WGCL-TV reports, and his father Anthony Dickerson is a 110 percent match for an organ donation. But surgeons at Emory Hospital in Atlanta won’t perform the operation because Dickerson served time in prison for violating probation. Burgess, who only weighs 25 […]

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Doctor’s research could buy time for snake bite victims

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  • October 15, 2017
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A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites. Dr. Vance G. Nielsen hopes that once it is ready for humans, the therapy will be administered like an EpiPen, injected into a snakebite victim in the field to buy the person valuable time to get to […]

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Could we be doing more to fight breast cancer?

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  • October 15, 2017
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I first learned of the breast cancer virus in February 2007. It happened quite by accident. Kenneth A. Blank, MD, a radiation oncologist who was a member of the breast service at the Clara Maass Medical Center where I worked, had attended a breast cancer review course in New York City that January and brought […]

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Are you dyeing your hair too much? Study claims cancer link

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  • October 15, 2017
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Women should dye their hair no more than six times a year and use natural ingredients to reduce the risk of cancer, a breast surgeon has claimed. Professor Kefah Mokbel, of the Princess Grace Hospital in central London, found that women who colour their hair are 14 per cent more likely to suffer breast cancer. […]

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Woman gives birth, then loses all 4 limbs to flesh-eating disease

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  • October 15, 2017
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Oct. 15 (UPI) — A Canadian woman was diagnosed with flesh-eating disease four days after her son was born in March and now she is a quadruple amputee. Last week, the woman and her fiance filed a negligence lawsuit in Nova Scotia Supreme Court against the hospital where she gave birth, IWK Health Center, and […]

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Congressman to donate brain to football concussion research

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  • October 15, 2017
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island congressman is pledging to donate his brain to research into a degenerative brain disease detected in former football players. Democratic Rep. David Cicilline played Pop Warner football in his youth. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy has been detected after death in more than 200 men and boys who played football at […]

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Multiple sclerosis risk in children can be identified through MRI scans

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  • October 15, 2017
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New York: MRI brain scans can help identify children at high risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) much before symptoms appear, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment. By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. The […]

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Does breast-feeding really decrease my cancer risk?

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  • October 15, 2017
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For babies, the benefits of breast-feeding are clear: a stronger immune system, reduced risk for some chronic health conditions and a closer bond with mom. But does breast-feeding also protect women against breast cancer?  Nursing has been linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer risk in both pre- and post-menopausal women. But, says Virginia […]

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