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Life expectancy high among elderly

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report from Public Health England says. Figures show that for those aged 65, men can expect to live for another 19 years and women a further 21 years.
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Zika virus might damage vision

CNN International - ‎12 minutes ago‎
(CNN) Zika may now be linked to serious eye abnormalities that could lead to blindness in Brazilian newborns with microcephaly, according to a study published in JAMA.
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George Osborne's psychiatrist brother struck off over 'profoundly unacceptable affair' with patient - ‎5 hours ago‎
The younger brother of Chancellor George Osborne has been struck off the medical register after a two-year sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient.
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Junior doctors' row: NHS chiefs speak out over letter

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Some NHS bosses have distanced themselves from suggestions they backed a new junior doctors contract being imposed, after their names were linked to a letter used to justify the move.
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Youngsters chewing sugar-free gum 'could save nhs £8.2m' in dental treatments

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
The NHS could save £8.2 million on dental treatments each year if all 12-year-olds chewed sugar-free gum after eating or drinking, a study suggests.
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E-cigarette vapour 'as damaging for babies' brain development as tobacco smoke' - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pregnant women who smoke may harm their babies' brain development if they turn to e-cigarettes to satisfy their nicotine craving, scientists have warned.
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NHS failing to hit several targets relating to cancer, A&E and ambulance response times - ‎5 hours ago‎
The NHS is under increasing pressure and failing to hit key targets relating to A&E, tests for illnesses and referring patients for treatment.
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Camilla awarded honorary degree for work on bone condition

Daily Mail - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Duchess of Cornwall has been awarded her first honorary doctorate for her work supporting osteoporosis patients, and scientists and medical staff who treat them.
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Increasing vaccination rates could reduce the need for antibiotics

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
Increased vaccination could reduce the need for antibiotics - and combat the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, a report revealed. Thus, more focus must be placed on existing vaccines and developing new ones, according to a review commissioned by the UK ...
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Ministers scramble to introduce new NHS cancer drugs scheme

Financial Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Ministers have less than two months to thrash out a new system for financing cancer drugs in the NHS as the clock ticks towards expiry of a £340m-a-year fund set up by David Cameron to plug gaps in treatment.
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Scientists discover how breast cancer cells spread from blood vessels

Laurel Leader Call - ‎8 hours ago‎
Cells travelling in the bloodstream are most likely to settle in the bones, liver or lungs. The researchers believe it could be possible to successfully manipulate the protein in patients.
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Police promote consent campaign

Looe Today - ‎9 hours ago‎
Devon and Cornwall Police is promoting a new campaign around sexual consent, which aims to educate and inform young people around what can sometimes be a confusing issue.
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Revealed: How to have great sex in a long-term relationship

Times of India - ‎20 hours ago‎
Foreplay and telling your partner you love them are key factors in maintaining a satisfying sex life in a long-term relationship, a new study has found.

Food aid to run out in Ethiopia unless donors step in, says charity

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
ADDIS ABABA, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emergency food aid for 10 million Ethiopians hit by the worst drought in 50 years will run out in April unless donors provide more funds by the end of February, the charity Save the Children said on ...
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Couch potato? Your brain may shrink as you age

The Hindu - ‎5 hours ago‎
Do you love to spend more time watching TV or movies and hate to exercise? Go hit the ground running as poor physical fitness in middle age may accelerate brain ageing in just two decades, warn researchers.
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North West Ambulance Service copes with surge in 999 calls - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The North West Ambulance Service coped with a surge in 999 calls on Monday this week, being called to such 'emergencies' as a sore toenail and someone accidentally swallowing their chewing gum!
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Neanderthal DNA linked to depression and other health conditions in humans

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Having Neanderthal DNA in your genes may increase the risk for depression, nicotine addiction, stroke, pregnancy complications and many other health problems, a new study suggests.