Diabetes danger in just ONE sugary drink a day: Chance of developing Type 2 increases by a fifth


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Diabetes danger in just ONE sugary drink a day: Chance of developing Type 2 increases by a fifth By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 21:58 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:08 GMT, 25 April 2013 The risk of diabetes rose by as much as 22 per cent for every can of drink consumed per day Drinking one can of soft drink a day can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by a fifth, scientists warn.

Salt blamed for 2.3million deaths a year worldwide… ten times more than sugary drinks


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Eating too much salt blamed for 2.3 million deaths a year worldwide…

Toxic Britain: Binge drinking, smoking and drug taking means we"ll suffer more years of ill health than countries such as Romania and Thailand


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Toxic Britain: Binge drinking, smoking and drug taking means we'll suffer more years of ill health than Romania and Thailand Average life expectancy has risen but we are living longer with disabilitySoaring use of drink and drugs means many 20-54 year-olds will die early Smoking is top reason for early death, followed by high blood pressureBiggest killers overall are heart disease, stroke and lung cancer By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:31 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:54 GMT, 5 March 2013 Britons' toxic lifestyles mean that a rising number of young people are dying prematurely from alcohol and drug abuse – and the current generation is set to suffer more years of debilitating illness in old age compared to the last.

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated


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Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated 2,016 confirmed cases in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 Teenagers not vaccinated when they were younger are at particular risk of becoming exposed, say experts Several smaller spreads have also occurred in travelling communities across the European Union , the highest annual total since 1994″ class=”blkBorder” /> There were 2,016 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 The number of measles cases in England and Wales has reached an 18 year high, it was revealed today.

Amoxicillin: Widely prescribed antibiotic is useless at treating coughs and may be harmful


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Widely prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin is useless at treating coughs and may be harmful | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amoxicillin does nothing to help treat coughs and could be harmful if used when it is not needed, researchers claim Commonly prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin does nothing to help treat coughs and could be harmful if used when it is not needed, warn experts.

New smear tests could save thousands of lives a year


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New, more accurate smear tests that detect disease earlier could save thousands of lives a year Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce a new, more accurate smear test this weekIt will be introduced in parts of the country from next March in a 1.2m pilot schemeHe will also announce a 2m pilot screening programme for bowel cancer | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 9 December 2012 Women are to be screened less often for cervical cancer because of a new, more accurate test which can detect the disease much earlier.

GPs? Rude, dishonest and hard to understand: Patients" verdict as complaints rise by 24%


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GPs Rude, dishonest and hard to understand: Patients' verdict as complaints rise by 24% Complaints have soared by 69% in three yearsOlder male doctors were most likely to be the subject of complaints Female doctors may soon outnumber men, which could lead to more working part-time when raising families | UPDATED: 08:28 GMT, 18 September 2012 Complaints against doctors have hit a record high with patients increasingly saying they are being ignored, shown no respect or lied to.

Mammograms may boost breast cancer risk in women with faulty gene


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Mammograms may boost breast cancer risk in women with faulty gene Radiation from mammograms may be harmful to women with mutation that makes them vulnerable to breast cancer'We believe countries who use mammograms in women under 30 should reconsider their guidelines', say experts | UPDATED: 16:01 GMT, 7 September 2012 Mammograms aimed at finding breast cancer might actually raise the chances of developing it in some young women, a study suggests.

After 450m boost, GPs are still failing to spot cancer: Quarter of patients forced to visit three times before a referral


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After 450m boost, GPs are still failing to spot cancer: Quarter of patients forced to visit three times before a referral Nearly one in ten patients saw their GP five or more times before being referred to hospitalCancer survival rates lower in Britain than other European countries | UPDATED: 06:45 GMT, 6 September 2012 A quarter of people who go on to be diagnosed with cancer have to go to their GP at least three times before being referred for a hospital test, a major report shows.

Children born to older women have a better start in life, claims study


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Children born to older women have a better start in life, claims study Nine-month-old had 9.5% risk of having accident if mother was 20 and 6.1% risk if mother was 40Children also more likely to have vital immunisation if mother was older | UPDATED: 11:46 GMT, 22 August 2012 Children born to older mothers appear to have a healthier start in life as they are less likely to be admitted to hospital and more likely to have vital immunisation jabs, say researchers.


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