Robot widely used for prostate cancer and heart bypass surgery is investigated over safety concerns

Hi-tech robot used for cancer and heart bypass surgery is investigated over safety concerns after 'hitting patient in the face' The da Vinci robot is increasingly used by surgeons due to its accuracy Also credited with fewer side-effects and a quicker recovery time But is now being investigated by the U.S.

Alli: Popular slimming aid "can lead to liver and kidney damage and limit effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs"


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Popular slimming aid 'can lead to liver and kidney damage and limit effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs' Alli can cause 'toxicity' in organs and can hamper the effectiveness of medicines including anti-cancer drugs, according to a new studyResearchers in the U.S.

Multi-buy deals on alcohol heading for the axe as Government announces minimum price plans


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Multi-buy deals on alcohol heading for the axe as Government announces minimum price plans Government wants to impose minimum price of 45p per unit to stamp out binge-drinking Plan would mean an extra 70p on some bottles of wine and extra 1.30 on two-litre bottle of ciderHome Secretary Theresa May to launch a ten-week public consultation todayWine and Spirits Trade Association said decision is ‘breathtaking’ | UPDATED: 09:33 GMT, 28 November 2012 Two-for-one deals on cheap booze in supermarkets and off-licences face the axe under plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol announced today.

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn


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Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists.

Sunbeds "raise risk of all skin cancers"


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Sunbeds 'raise risk of ALL skin cancers' especially among those who use device before age 25 | UPDATED: 06:41 GMT, 3 October 2012 Sunbeds raise the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers, particularly when people start using them before the age of 25, warn researchers.

Recession is bad for the skin as stress triggers rise in itchy conditions


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Recession is bad for the skin as stress triggers rise in itchy conditions Psychological stresses that can trigger skin conditions or fuel flare-ups need to be taken more seriously, say experts | UPDATED: 02:44 GMT, 31 July 2012 The recession could be bad for your skin.

Energy drinks are destroying teenagers" teeth


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Energy drinks start to destroy teenagers' teeth after only five days Enamel damage apparent after only five days exposure to sports or energy drinksEnergy drinks caused twice as much damage as sports drinks | UPDATED: 14:31 GMT, 2 May 2012 Energising: Caffeinated drinks may give a temporary boost but play havoc with your teeth Teenagers' love of energy drinks is taking a terrible toll on their teeth, scientists have warned.

Do diet supplements help you lose weight? Fat chance!


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Do diet supplements help you lose weight Fat chance! Study found few 'wonder pills' had randomised clinical trials to back up dietary claims Weight loss: Impossible without reducing calories and exercising, says Professor Melinda Manore after studying a range of diet pills Diet supplements advertised as amazing fat burners or craving quashers, should be treated with extreme skepticism, according to one nutrition expert.