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Monday 22nd September 2014

USA & Canada

Doctors not quizzing patients over alcohol

19th February 2013

Basic questions are not being asked in many cases, amid calls for alcohol to be taken more seriously as a cancer risk factor.

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Arthritis risk 'reduced' by sunshine

5th February 2013

US researchers say living in a sunnier climate may reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Too much TV linked to low sperm count

5th February 2013

Men who exercise more have higher quality sperm than couch potatoes, a new study finds.

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Comment and Opinion

18th March 2010

Healthcare debate has changed US politics

Mark Mardell comments on how the healthcare bill has changed US politics.

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24th November 2008

Plastic use could cloud test results

A new study has suggested that using plastics 'could wreak havoc on biomedical experiments'.

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16th May 2008

Can mobiles be used as medical devices?

How new research could turn mobile phones into medical equipment.

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9th July 2007

Movie examines US healthcare system

The Weekly Standard's Christopher Caldwell examines Michael Moore’s Sicko

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More Top Stories

5th February 2013

People help spread dengue fever

Targeting the homes infected with pesticides won't stop them taking the disease to their friend's house, a study finds.

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5th February 2013

Loss of deep sleep affects memory

The part of the brain that facilitates deep sleep shrinks as people age, making it harder for them to store new information.

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Flu hits children and elderly in US

One in three try to diagnose online

Flu stretching hospitals in US

US mental health system 'broken'

Migraine and epilepsy genes 'linked'

Dementia risk cut by beta-blockers

Two cups of milk a day best for children

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Early lunch boosts weight loss

Bright fruit and veg protects nerve cells

Mastectomy linked to lower survival rates

Smartphones could spread the flu

Some children 'grow out of' autism

Warning over skin check smartphone app

Flu hits children and elderly in US

One in three try to diagnose online

Flu stretching hospitals in US

US mental health system 'broken'

Press Releases

4th September 2014

Psychological support waning for heart patients despite nearly half experiencing mental health issues

Relating to: British Heart Foundation

20th June 2014

Dementia Buddy Scheme wins national charity award

Relating to: Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Services

3rd March 2014

New patient monitor hailed as a 'game changer'

Relating to: Sensium Healthcare

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The USA's six killer illnesses

The New York Times examines the six primary causes of death and illness in the United States.

Bipolar disorder

Some 4% of US population suffer from three types of disorder.

Blue sky plan works

Bill Clinton achieves ban on soft drink sales in schools.

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