There is nothing to be gained by operating on a patient with a so-called displaced fracture of the shoulder. Three weeks with the arm in a sling so that the shoulder is kept inactive yields the same results.
Conservative treatment with a sling can replace surgery for shoulder fractures
Deaths from asthma in England and Wales are the highest they have been in more than a decade, according to analysis of official data.
Asthma deaths in England and Wales 'highest in a decade'
A national dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines, where 622 people have died of the mosquito-borne disease since January and millions more are at risk.
Philippines declares national dengue epidemic after 622 deaths
A trial virtual emergency consultation program for eye patients has led to quicker treatment times and removed the need for follow up hospital appointments in more than half of cases, according to researchers.
Researchers say pioneering emergency eye care trial leads to quicker treatment times
AstraZeneca Plc’s Lynparza medicine helped men with a lethal but uncommon form of prostate cancer in a study, opening a potential new use for a drug cleared for breast and ovarian cancers.
Astra’s Lynparza helps men with a form of prostate cancer
High cholesterol could triple the risk of an elderly person developing dementia, a study warned.
High cholesterol could triple risk of dementia in elderly
An international research team at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, has demonstrated the potential for a new blood test to detect clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients, as reported in the medical journal Cancers on July 27, 2019.
New test capable of detecting clinically significant prostate cancer in small blood sample
Researchers at Uppsala University found a total of 141 genes in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk of developing asthma, hay fever and eczema.
Multiple genes affect risk of developing asthma, hay fever, eczema
New research compares the long term effect of two different forms of therapy for chronic depression and finds that the benefits of one approach, which experts developed specifically for this form of depression, fade two years after the treatment ends.
Chronic depression: Form of CBT may fail after two years
Most of us know that water is pretty important for keeping us alive. The average human body is made up of around 60 percent water — so if we let ourselves get too dehydrated the health implications can be really severe.
A third of Brits confess they don’t drink any water on a daily basis

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