Calories in popular UK restaurant chain dishes can be ‘shockingly high’ warn experts

The calorie content of popular starters, sides and desserts served in UK restaurant chains is too high and only a minority meet public health recommendations, finds a University of Liverpool study published in BMJ Open. University of Liverpool researchers call for the food industry to reduce the number of calories in food products sold to the general public and for […]

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UK urine test that can detect early-stage pancreatic cancer starts clinical study

A urine test that can detect early stage pancreatic cancer has reached the final stage of validation before being developed for use with patients. If successful, this non-invasive urine test would be the first in the world to help clinicians detect the highly lethal cancer at an early stage—enabling many more people to have surgery to remove their tumor, which […]

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Parkinson’s disease: These mouth difficulties could mean you are at risk

Parkinson’s develops when cells in the brain stop working properly and are lost over time. These brain cells produce a chemical called dopamine. Symptoms start to appear when the brain can’t make enough dopamine to control movement properly. People with Parkinson’s disease commonly experience tremor (shaking), slowness of movement and rigidity (muscle stiffness) – but there are many other symptoms […]

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UK tick-borne Lyme disease cases may be three times higher than previous estimates

New cases of tick-borne Lyme disease in the UK may be three times higher than previous estimates suggest, and might top 8000 in 2019, based on these figures, concludes research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Lyme disease is a bacterial (Borrelia) infection passed on through the bite of an infected tick. It has become the most common tick-borne […]

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UK mom bitten by Lyme disease-carrying tick develops 'bullseye rash,' warns others about common signs of illness

Lawmakers demand probe into ‘tick weaponization’ Stanford School of Medicine science writer Kris Newby weighs in on whether some disease carrying ticks are product of Cold War experiments. A mom from Leicester, England, is warning others to be on the lookout for a common sign of Lyme disease this summer after she contracted the tick-borne illness. Kate Allen told SWNS […]

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Best supplements: Two of the best supplements for boosting the brain’s function

Just as athletes take supplements to enhance their physical performance, some people hope to sharpen their wits, memory and stave off diseases with brain boosters. Doctor Ray Swahilian said: “The best supplements for the brain could mean several things. It could mean herbs or nutrients that enhance clarity of thinking, alertness, focus, concentration, memory, and even mood. Most commonly, people […]

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Prostate cancer: Feeling this sensation when you urinate could mean you are at risk

Prostate cancer does not have any major warning signs in the early stages, and it is unclear why prostate cancer occurs. Once the tumour causes the prostate gland to swell, or once the cancer spreads beyond the prostate, there becomes more obvious symptoms. A person’s urinating habits drastically change and are often a warning sign of prostate cancer. Feeling this […]

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Diabetes type 2: One major warning sign to watch out for – have you experienced this?

Diabetes type 2 is a serious condition where the insulin a person’s pancreas makes can’t work properly, or their pancreas can’t make enough insulin. This can cause blood sugar levels to rise unimpeded, overtime this can pose serious health risks such heart and disease and strokes. A lot of people don’t get any symptoms or they don’t notice them. It […]

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Parkinson’s disease: The five stages of Parkinson’s disease and how to spot the condition

Parkinson’s disease is characterised by the loss of cells of the brain or spinal cord, which over times leads to dysfunction and disability. It affects predominantly dopamine-producing neutrons in a specific area of the brain. The cause of Parkinson’s remains largely unknown and although there is no cure there are many treatment options including medications and surgery. Stage one The […]

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Prostate cancer: New test ‘transforms’ diagnosis and treatment – what is it?

Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, and the majority of cancerous cells will not develop to the point of needing treatment in a man’s lifetime. However, doctors struggle to predict which tumours will become aggressive, making it hard to decide on treatment for many men. A new revolutionary test can help ease the worry men have to deal with when awaiting […]

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