• Iran sanctions threaten the lives of young cancer patients
    In the continuing battle being fought over sanctions between the US and Iran, Tehran warned the United States on Monday not to retake a seized supertanker released overnight. That tanker, allegedly carrying sanctioned crude oil headed toward Greece, was released by Gibraltar, which rejected an American appeal to detain the Iranian vessel longer.
  • The NHS could save millions in UK by targeting vitamin D deficiency
    Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales and save National Health Service (NHS) £65 million (€70.9 million) over the next 90 years.
  • Study identifies possible genetic link between children's language and mental health
    A new study suggests there may be genetic explanations for why some children with poor language also have poor mental health.
  • Unexplained infant death rate falls to record low: ONS
    The unexplained infant death rate in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level on record, official figures showed.
  • Best diet to reduce harmful belly fat
    Visceral fat is deemed harmful because of where it’s stored in the body — next to many vital organs, including the liver, stomach and intestines. If visceral fat is left to build-up it can increase a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants
    Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits.
  • ‘Relaxing’ activity for reducing high blood pressure
    High blood pressure is a common condition in the UK, with more than one in four people living with it. It is an insidious condition because it tends to creep up announced and only reveals itself once it is serious. Fortunately, as it is strongly linked to lifestyle factors, certain tweaks can significantly reduce a person’s risk of developing the condition. It may come as a surprise that a popular form of relaxation can reduce the risk, express.co.uk wrote.
  • New mole-melanoma link leads to better treatment of major skin cancer: Research
    Australian scientists said they have found a way to help dermatologists better determine a patient’s risk of developing melanoma, pointing to improved understanding and treatment of the major skin cancer.
  • Diabetes overtreatment seriously endangers health
    People with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if they receive too much glucose lowering therapy.
  • Researchers refine guidelines for pediatric brain injuries
    When a child suffers a head trauma, medical professionals are in high gear to prevent further damage to a developing brain. Measuring and regulating the child's level of carbon dioxide is critical to ensuring the brain is getting enough blood oxygen to prevent a secondary brain injury. High carbon dioxide can increase intracranial pressure, while a low level is associated with poor brain circulation.
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