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Station Road GP Surgery

Mar 31, 2011 admin No Comments

We are now featured on Station Road GP Surgery’s website, in their practice booklet and appointment cards.

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Heart risk link to a round abdomen questioned

Mar 17, 2011 admin No Comments

Doubts have been raised over the idea that being overweight and “apple shaped” increases heart attack risk. A study has found the risk of heart disease is not raised by the amount of fat around the waist. This new study challenges earlier research that found people who are overweight with “apple shaped” bodies were three […]

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Scientists claim peanut allergy ‘gene flaw’ link

Mar 11, 2011 admin No Comments

The number of people with peanut allergy has increased considerably in the past 20 – 30 years Approximately 1-2% of children in the UK have an allergy to peanuts. It can be a life-threatening disease. Over the past 20 to 30 years the number of people with a peanut allergy has increased radically, however the […]

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Multiple sclerosis

Mar 11, 2011 admin No Comments

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease that upsets the transmission of communications from the central nervous system to the rest of the body. There is no cure, therefore treatment focuses on providing symptomatic relief. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a broad range of symptoms, is random and affects everyone in a […]

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Laughing ‘better than latest technology for leg ulcers’

Mar 10, 2011 admin No Comments

Laughing aids blood flow round the body. Experts say a good old belly laugh helps heal leg ulcers. According to the Leeds University team, good nursing and the occasional laugh was better than the latest technology to get the body heal. However the five-year research of 337 patients found laughter did not speed up recovery, […]

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Brain image techniques in coma patients

Mar 9, 2011 admin No Comments

Brain imaging techniques to learn more about coma patients are currently being developed by University of Aberdeen scientists. They plan to give more insights into coma patient awareness. This can be used to direct treatment and offer information for relatives and clinicians. The scanning technique is called functional MRI (fMRI). Prof Christian Schwarzbauer is leading […]

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Link between maternal diet and diabetes

Mar 8, 2011 admin No Comments

A bad diet whilst pregnant can have impact the child’s health, according to scientists have discovered a mechanism that explains how a imbalanced diet during pregnancy can raise the chance of the child developing diabetes later on in life. Studies on rats have indicated an poor nutrition in the mother can cause the “silencing” of […]

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Bowel cancer DNA test

Mar 5, 2011 admin No Comments

A DNA test to identify the premature signs of bowel cancer has been found by scientists. Tests on two distinct genes were highly accurate in differentiating between tumours and benign polyps. Polyps are growths that can become cancerous. However not all polyps in the bowel become cancerous, but most bowel cancers can stem from polyps. […]

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Reduce cancer risk by eating less red meat

Feb 25, 2011 admin No Comments

The government has said people should eat no more than 70g of red meat a day (approximately three rasher of bacon or two sausages). Thousands of deaths linked to bowel cancer could be avoided every year with these new guidelines. Approximately 36,000 people are diagnosed every year with bowel cancer (third most common cancer in […]

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Body Mass Index (BMI) – ‘misses obesity risks’

Feb 25, 2011 admin No Comments

To calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI), divide your weight (kg) by the square of your height (m). However as BMI is based on weight, muscular individuals may have BMI values equal to those who are overweight or obese. Therefore is BMI really a good indicator of your composition, and ultimately your health? Different kinds […]

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