Better oral health with new type of glass ceramic

Researchers at Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University have now developed glass ceramics that are three times stronger than current ones. This paves the way for better dental care where patients benefit from stronger teeth and do not have to visit their dentist as often. Ceramics are inorganic and non-metallic materials that constitute the main group of materials. Examples of ceramics […]

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New report reveals stark north-south divide in painkiller prescribing in England

A new report has revealed that patients in the north of the country are being prescribed almost four times more opioids to relieve pain than those in the south. The research by the University of Nottingham’s School of Pharmacy and the University of Manchester is the first national study to examine the regional variations in opioid prescribing and how this […]

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New asthma drug helps sufferer to climb Ben Nevis

Asthma sufferer whose symptoms were so severe that she couldn’t get up the stairs climbs Ben Nevis thanks to revolutionary new drug NHS has given the OK to  benralizumab, also known by the brand name Fasenra It joins mepolizumab, or Nucala, and reslizumab, or Cinqaero, to treat asthma   Rachel McCarthy, a 43-year-old company director has felt the benefits of drugs Three new […]

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Crystal wand could magic away a faulty heartbeat for million Britons

Crystal wand could magic away a faulty heartbeat: New device ‘will revolutionise’ atrial fibrillation treatment for one million Britons AcQMap could revolutionise treatment for million Britons with atrial fibrillation The device uses soundwaves to detect precisely where faulty heart beats are  Device consists of catheter, with a basket at its tip, that expands inside the heart  AcQMAP is only available in UK […]

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New test aids decision between intravenous and oral antibiotics for childhood infection

A simple new test developed at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and University of Melbourne will help clinicians decide whether to use oral or intravenous antibiotics to treat childhood infections. Developed and validated in children attending The Royal Children’s Hospital with a common skin infection, the Melbourne ASSET Risk Score is the first clinical risk score to help clinicians decide […]

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New Year’s Eve drinks – a nutritionist’s guide

New Year’s Eve drinks – a nutritionist’s guide: 11 tipples that won’t completely undo your good intentions At this time of year, healthy food and drink doesn’t get much of a look in  However Healthista has put together a round-up of not-so-sinful tipples  ‘Tis the season to be drinking. Nutritionist May Simpkin, writing for Healthista, reveals the best choices for […]

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Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could offer new treatment for neurological disorders

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson’s. The device, named the WAND, works like a “pacemaker for the brain,” monitoring the brain’s electrical activity and delivering electrical stimulation if […]

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Tips for your New Year’s resolution to lose weight

By December, you may have already planned your New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of assuring a good January and beyond. According to a survey conducted at the outset of 2018 by Varo Money, Inc., a mobile banking company, there are plenty of resolutions — big and small — to choose from. Nevertheless, a whopping 43 percent of the people surveyed shared […]

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