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21 May 2019
Heart scan ‘could pick up signs of sudden death risk’ BBC News report
16 May 2019
"Sudoku number crunching could subtract 10 years off your brain age," the Daily Telegraph reports.
15 May 2019
"Glucosamine supplements 'may cut heart risk'," reports BBC News. Researchers analysed the diet and lifestyle of almost half a million adults aged 40 to 69 in the UK, and followed them up for an average of 7 years.
14 May 2019
"Mothers' infections rates 'could be halved' with routine antibiotics," reports The Daily Telegraph. This was the result of a large UK study in which women were given a single dose of antibiotics after an assisted vaginal birth to prevent infection. An assisted vaginal birth is when forceps or a ventouse suction cup are used to help deliver the baby.
09 May 2019
"Hormone 'can reduce chances of miscarriage'," reports BBC News
08 May 2019
"Young Brits are having less sex than a decade ago because they're too busy watching Netflix," reports the Sun. Researchers used survey data from almost 35,000 people aged 16 to 44 in the UK. The surveys were done in 1991, 2001 and 2012. The surveys found women were most likely to report having sex 3 times a month in 2012, compared with 4 times a month in 2001 and 1991, while men were most likely to report having sex 3 times a month in each year.
07 May 2019
"Time spent on social media has only a 'trivial' impact on life satisfaction among adolescents," reports The Guardian
02 May 2019
"Viagra-like erectile dysfunction drug Cialis may tackle heart disease too," reports the Sun. Researchers investigated the effect of the medicine tadalafil, brand name Cialis, on sheep hearts.
01 May 2019
"Form of dementia that 'mimics' Alzheimer's symptoms discovered," reports The Guardian. An international team of researchers has proposed a name for a type of brain disease that causes dementia symptoms: Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy, or LATE.
30 April 2019
'Routine sense of smell tests could be used to spot signs of dementia' The Guardian reports
25 April 2019
"Kids under two should never be allowed to watch any screens – or they'll get fat," warns the Sun. The alarming headline gives the flavour of reports in much of the UK media about the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendations on how much time each day children under age 5 should spend on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep.
24 April 2019
'Diabetes drug metformin could help you lose weight, say scientists who found it works better than diet and exercise at keeping the bulge off' the Mail Online reports
23 April 2019
'Skipping breakfast may raise risk of heart disease by up to 87 per cent, study finds' The Sun reports