News archive from 5 March 2013, page 15

Minor injury linked to blood clot

“Minor injuries can cause blood clot,” reads the headline in The Daily Telegraph. The report it refers to says that the risk of clots following major injuries has always been recognised, but new findings show that minor leg injuries which include...

 

Heart risk for working women'

“High flying career women with stressful jobs face a higher risk of heart disease,” the Daily Mail has claimed. This news story is based on Danish research in 12,000 female nurses over 45 years of age, which compared their perceived work-related...

 

Snoring linked to chronic bronchitis

People who snore a few times a week are at a greater risk of developing chronic bronchitis, The Daily Telegraph reported today. GMTV added that a study has found that “those who snore six or seven times per week are 68% more likely to develop the...

 

Overtime 'leads to heart risks'

Working just three hours of overtime each day will raise the risk of heart disease by 60%, according to the Daily Mail. The news comes from a study that compared the working habits of 6,000 civil servants to their risk of heart disease over an 11-year...

 

Statin side effects examined

“GPs should think more carefully about prescribing cholesterol-busting drugs,” reported BBC News, adding that some statin drugs raised the risk of adverse effects such as liver and kidney problems. The research used medical records on over 2 million...

 

Scientists ‘grow’ hearts

“Scientists have grown a whole beating heart in the laboratory, bringing the goal of growing replacement organs for humans a step closer”, The Guardian reported today. Many of the major newspapers reported on the development of the “first...

 

Processed meat 'raises' heart risk

“'Sausage not steak’ increases heart disease risk”, reported the BBC. It said that eating processed meat such as sausages increases the likelihood of heart disease, while red meat does not seem to be as harmful. The risk of diabetes is also reportedly...

 

Rates of heart disease in the young

“Heart risk rises for live-now generation” warns the headline in The Times today. The newspaper goes on to say that heart disease, which has been declining for 30 years, appears to be “back on the rise mainly among the young”. Evidence from the UK, US...

 

Wine 'does not boost heart health'

“Drinking up to three glasses of wine a day could make you healthier,” claimed the Daily Mirror. The news is based on French research, which found that the health of moderate drinkers was better than that of non-drinkers and heavy drinkers according...

 

No benefit from heart jab

An injection that can fool the body into healing heart failure “could save thousands of lives a year”, reported the Daily Mail. The technique involves an injection of specially treated blood cells that “trick the body into producing anti-inflammatory...

 

Minor injury linked to blood clot

“Minor injuries can cause blood clot,” reads the headline in The Daily Telegraph. The report it refers to says that the risk of clots following major injuries has always been recognised, but new findings show that minor leg injuries which include...

 

The X-ray beam that could end painful jabs for ageing eyes

Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration need regular injections into the eye to preserve their sight. Sheila Rossan, 75, a management consultant from London, was one of the first to undergo a new procedure that reduces the need for the...

Daily Mail, 02:20 in Health
 
Bruce Springsteen to headline Hard Rock gig again

Bruce Springsteen to headline Hard Rock gig again

Bruce Springsteen has agreed to return as a headline act at London's Hard Rock Calling festival despite organisers pulling the plug on his show last year after it over-ran. He will play again with The E Street Band at the event's new location at the...

BBC, 02:20 in Art & Culture
 

After all those warnings about saturated fat being unhealthy for hearts... Stop feeling guilty! That juicy...

Saturated fat has become public enemy number one for heart health, the one food type guaranteed to clog arteries and raise the risk of a heart attack. But emerging evidence suggests not all saturated fat should be tarred with the same brush - one type...

Daily Mail, 02:20 in Health
 

A gene test told Lynne she risked bowel cancer. So she took a drastic decision...

Most of us have found ourselves lying awake at night worrying about cancer, imagining what we'd do if that back pain or headache was something more sinister. But what if cancer was not a possibility, but practically a certainty? That's the fear Lynne...

Daily Mail, 02:20 in Health
 


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