Home HIV tests could be the key to reducing spread of AIDS


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Home tests could be the key to reducing HIV spread, claim experts Home tests reduce the stigma associated with going for screening, meaning people are more likely to get testedSelf-tests can be carried out using saliva samples By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:32 GMT, 3 April 2013 Experts believe self-testing might be the key to reducing the spread of HIV Making self-testing for HIV widely available could be the answer to reducing the spread of AIDS, claim experts.

Diclofenac: GPs "ignore heart risk" of drug used by millions


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GPs 'ignore heart attack and stroke risk' of painkiller used by millions Research shows that taking the painkiller diclofenac increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 63 per centScientists are calling for the drug to be banned as safer alternatives availableUK's drugs watchdog said European safety review of diclofenac is underwayPatients told not to stop taking pill but do speak to your GP By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:08 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:30 GMT, 13 February 2013 Diclofenac is widely prescribed for common ailments, including back pain and arthritis Doctors are writing millions of prescriptions a year for a painkiller that is known to raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study has warned.

Hugging can lower your blood pressure and boost your memory


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How hugging can lower your blood pressure and boost your memory Hugging a loved one releases the hormone oxytocin that gives you a physical boost But effect only works if you hug someone you trustEmbracing someone you barely know increases stress By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:12 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:14 GMT, 22 January 2013 U.S.

For Caden: The classmates of brave meningitis victim, 6, hoping for a Christmas number one in his name


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For Caden: The classmates of brave meningitis victim, 6, hoping for a Christmas number one in his nameA rendition of Oh Holy Night by Ladywell Primary School was recorded in honour of classmate Caden BegganThe little boy died after a four week battle with meningitisThe song has already been downloaded 10,000 times and peaked at number nine in the download charts He won a legion of worldwide fans online after parents shared his plight on Facebook | UPDATED: 19:31 GMT, 3 December 2012 The classmates of a six-year old boy who died after contracting meningitis could be on track for a Christmas number one in his name.

Eight-year-old Mugly from the U.K. wins the 2012 World’s Ugliest Dog competition


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Eight-year-old “Mugly” from the U.K. wins World”s Ugliest Dog competition

The real baby blues: Two-year-old is kept alive by spending 12 hours a day under lights to combat rare liver disease


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The real baby blues: Two-year-old kept alive by spending 12 hours a day under UV lights to combat rare liver disease Areesha Shehzad must spend half of every day under lights to keep her aliveShe suffers from rare liver condition affecting just 200 worldwideBlue lights help her body break down chemicals which could otherwise cause […]

The expert branded a woman hater for saying breast cancer screening ruins lives


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The expert branded a woman hater for saying breast cancer screening ruins lives By Jerome Burne PUBLISHED: 23:46 GMT, 26 March 2012 | UPDATED: 23:46 GMT, 26 March 2012 'It is a biological fact of life that we cannot avoid getting cancer as we get older,' said Professor Gotzche What could be more sensible than having a mammogram If a tiny tumour is growing in your breast, you want to find it as soon as possible and treat it before it has a chance to spread and become life-threatening.

Timebomb of "impossible to treat" diseases in UK as experts see a rise in antibiotic-resistant infections


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Timebomb of 'impossible to treat' diseases in UK as experts see a rise in antibiotic-resistant infections Country could see 'massive' rise of drug-resistant bacteriaAntibiotic-resistance medicine's equivalent of climate change A rise in antibiotic-resistant blood poisoning – caused by the E.coli bacteria – is posing such a huge risk that experts fear the country could be facing a timebomb of diseases that are impossible to treat.

HIV gum test "just as effective as traditional blood screening"


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HIV gum test 'just as effective as traditional blood screening' The OraQuick, made by OraSure Technologies can give an HIV reading in 20 minutes A gum swab test used to diagnose HIV is just as accurate as the traditional blood screening, according to a new study.