Women who take the Pill have a smaller hypothalamus in the brain

Women who take the Pill each day have an ‘essential’ brain region which is 6% SMALLER, scientists discover The hypothalamus is crucial for the normal production of hormones The small region plays a role in mood, appetite, sex drive and sleep This is the first time changes to its size have been found in women using the Pill   Early research […]

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WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it had begun an initiative that would cut prices and dramatically increase insulin access for diabetics. The UN health agency voiced alarm ahead of World Diabetes Day Thursday at the soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world, with nearly three times more diabetics today than 35 years ago. There […]

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WHO praises didgeridoo and choir singing for health

Playing the didgeridoo is good for your health! World Health Organization’s review of evidence praises the wind instrument as well as choir singing, calligraphy and waltzing The World Health Organisation (WHO) looked at more than 900 publications Evidence ‘shows a robust impact of the arts on both mental and physical health’ Dance can relieve PTSD while group knitting can help dementia […]

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Mum who thought she just had 'baby brain' actually had a brain tumour

A new mum who put her headaches and tiredness down to ‘baby brain’ was devastated to discover she actually had an incurable brain tumour. Claire Curtis, 30, had been experiencing headaches and feeling tired for months before her diagnosis, but just put it down to the stress of being a new mum. Doctors prescribed her medication for migraines, but when […]

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Student, 22, who was diagnosed with blood cancer at 14 is now thriving

Student, 22, who was diagnosed with stage four blood cancer at 14 is now studying for a master’s at Oxford after beating the killer disease Amelia Brown became fatigued and suddenly lost weight in October 2010 Was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma on April 15, 2011 Endured six months of chemo on top of two weeks of radiotherapy  Told the […]

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New WHO autoantibody reference reagent will benefit SLE patients

Reference reagents are important in diagnostics and care of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In a new study, an international team of researchers presents a new WHO autoantibody reference reagent that will help to align autoantibody analyses and thus to optimize diagnosis and treatment to patients irrespective of where they live. The findings are published in Annals of the […]

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Women who developed cancer linked to breast implants take legal action

Twenty British women who developed a rare form of cancer linked to their breast implants launch legal action against surgeons and manufacturers Textured implants are thought to cause breast implant-associated lymphoma More than 50 women have been diagnosed with the condition in the UK Many are taking legal action to cover removal surgery and ‘personal distress’  Twenty women in the […]

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Alarming Figures: the WHO, the rapid increase in reported measles reports of cases in the world

The WHO reports alarming measles Numbers. Particularly Africa is affected. But also in Europe, the disease spreads rapidly. In the first half of 2019, there were globally the highest number of reported measles cases since 2006 in the same period. Until the end of July, almost three Times as many as in the same period of last year, and more […]

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