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What is the General Medical Council (GMC)?  UK

What is the General Medical Council (GMC)? UK

What is the General Medical Council (GMC)? UK The GMC, UK, is the regulator of the medical profession. Our purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the community by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. Following legislation in 2002, we are implementing the […]

Naloxone Soon Available Over The Counter

Naloxone Soon Available Over The Counter

Naloxone Soon Available Over The Counter University of Washington Health Listen Listening… / 0:50 A prescription drug that counters the effects of an opioid overdose will soon be available over the counter. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week that makes Naloxone available without a prescription. The injectable drug is […]

Could health warning labels stop parents buying sugary drinks for kids?

Could health warning labels stop parents buying sugary drinks for kids?

Could health warning labels stop parents buying sugary drinks for kids? 1 Tobacco products contain health warning labels to deter consumers from buying them; could the same tactic work for sugar-sweetened beverages? A new study examines the effectiveness of such labels on deterring parents from buying sugary drinks for their […]

Burning yak dung pollutes Tibetan homes, study finds

Burning yak dung pollutes Tibetan homes, study finds

Burning yak dung pollutes Tibetan homes, study finds 14 While many of our Western readers will be grateful right now for the largely fossil fuel-powered central heating that keeps our homes snug and warm in the biting winter months, spare a thought for the nomads of the Himalayas, whose home […]

Lightly Steamed Broccoli Has Powerful Anticancer Enzyme Myrosinase

Lightly Steamed Broccoli Has Powerful Anticancer Enzyme Myrosinase

Lightly Steamed Broccoli Has Powerful Anticancer Enzyme Myrosinase 4.53 Broccoli can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancers if you don’t destroy the enzyme myrosinase – you can only do this effectively by steaming the vegetable lightly. Overcook it and the health benefits will be considerably undermined, researchers from the […]

Risks of long-term aspirin use ‘outweighed by cancer benefits’

Risks of long-term aspirin use ‘outweighed by cancer benefits’

Risks of long-term aspirin use ‘outweighed by cancer benefits’ 4.52 Past research has linked long-term aspirin use to adverse side effects, such as internal bleeding. But according to a new study, the benefits of longstanding aspirin therapy outweigh such risks; it can significantly reduce the risk of major cancers of […]

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions 41,8254 Popeye was definitely on to something. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. The possible health […]

Birth control pill for men steps closer

Birth control pill for men steps closer

Birth control pill for men steps closer 4.53 Researchers believe they are moving closer to creating the world’s first birth control pill for men, after identifying ways to make a number of promising drug candidates more suitable for the job. Researchers say they are making progress toward the development of […]

Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide

Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide

Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide 5 Concussion multiplies the long-term risk of suicide in adults, especially if it happens on the weekend, according to research published in the CMAJ. Concussion symptoms abate quickly, but the long-term effects can be severe. Suicide is the 10th most common cause of […]

Children With Trisomy 13 And 18 Are Happy Despite Popular Beliefs

Children With Trisomy 13 And 18 Are Happy Despite Popular Beliefs

Children With Trisomy 13 And 18 Are Happy Despite Popular Beliefs 4.52 Trisomies 13 and 18 are rare chromosome disorders, which are predominantly diagnosed prior to a child’s birth and sometimes after. Children with trisomy 13 or 18 generally do not survive beyond their first year of life, and those […]

Semen May Aggravate Cervical Cancer And Uterine Cancer

Semen May Aggravate Cervical Cancer And Uterine Cancer

Semen May Aggravate Cervical Cancer And Uterine Cancer 4.52 The high levels of prostaglandin, a hormone-like molecule found in semen, may fuel cervical and womb (uterine) cancers in women, say scientists from the Medical Research Council, UK. They say women with either womb or cervical cancer should seriously consider asking […]

New candy eats ‘bad’ bacteria in the mouth, benefitting teeth

New candy eats ‘bad’ bacteria in the mouth, benefitting teeth

New candy eats ‘bad’ bacteria in the mouth, benefitting teeth 46 Our mouths are a delicate balance of good and bad bacteria. When we clean our teeth, the aim is to knock out cavity-causing bacteria, while allowing beneficial oral bacteria to thrive. Now, researchers have developed a sugar-free candy, which […]

Extreme exercise may lead to sepsis, study finds

Extreme exercise may lead to sepsis, study finds

Extreme exercise may lead to sepsis, study finds 4.53734 The health benefits of exercise are well documented, but two new studies by researchers from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, find exercising at extreme levels may do more harm than good – it could lead to blood poisoning. On analyzing blood […]

Diverticulitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Diverticulitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Diverticulitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 414 When pouches begin to protrude outwards from the colon wall the person has diverticular disease or diverticulosis. When one of these pouches becomes infected and inflamed, that infection is called diverticulitis. Many individuals have a number of protruding pouches but feel no ill effects. […]

Grant Funds UF Research On Pediatric Brain Tumors

Grant Funds UF Research On Pediatric Brain Tumors

Grant Funds UF Research On Pediatric Brain Tumors A $1 million grant is boosting brain tumor research at the University of Florida College of Medicine. The grant awarded last week by the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation will fund a four-year research project studying an improved immunotherapy treatment for pediatric […]

IVF breakthrough: novel DNA test could boost success rates

IVF breakthrough: novel DNA test could boost success rates

IVF breakthrough: novel DNA test could boost success rates 51 In the US, the majority of women undergoing in vitro fertilization have a success rate of 20-35%. Now, researchers have created a test that they say could boost success rates to as much as 80%. Researchers say the new test […]