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New Year ‘Detox’ Leaves Woman Hospitalised With Life-Threatening Condition

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A middle-aged woman has developed a potentially life-threatening complication following a New Year ‘detox’, doctors have revealed. The ‘detox’ involved drinking a lot of fluids and taking various herbal remedies. The woman – who has not been named – suffered confusion followed by a seizure as a result of the ‘detox’. Writing in the online journal BMJ ...
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Drinking One Beer A Day Can Prevent Stroke And Heart Disease, Study Suggests

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Drinking a pint of beer a day could reduce the risk of having a stroke or developing heart disease, a new study has found.  Researchers said moderate alcohol intake slowed the body’s natural decline in high-density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL cholesterol, also known as ‘good cholesterol’, removes harmful cholesterol from the body and reduces a person’s ...
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Good Night’s Sleep Can Lead To Better Sex For Older Women, Research Finds

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Getting a decent night’s sleep could be the key to improving your sex life, particulalry for menopausal and post-menopausal women. A new study suggests sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension and depression. The researchers also found that sleep problems can ...
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Pregnant Women Are Dying From Heart Problems Because Doctors Are Missing ‘Clear Symtoms’

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Pregnant women are dying from heart problems because doctors do not expect younger mothers-to-be to suffer, according to a new report. Investigators who compiled the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths report found that some pregnant women received sub-standard NHS care even though they were showing “clear signs” of suffering a heart attack or heart failure. ...
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Doctors Slam Company Behind Colourful Inhaler Cases As ‘Dangerous’

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Medical experts have branded a company developing colourful inhaler cases as “dangerous”. The French company, called Inhal Colors, is developing a range of coloured inhaler cases which will enable users to match their inhaler with “their look and lifestyle”. Doctors have slammed the concept because, typically, inhalers come in different colours to show that they contain ...
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Patients With ‘Urgent Symptoms’ Struggling To Access Sexual Health Clinics

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Prompt access to UK sexual health clinics, particularly for those in urgent need, has worsened over the past few years. New research has revealed in many parts of the UK, access has fallen below recommended standards, which say patients should be offered an appointment within 48 hours of contacting the service.  Furthermore, women are less ...
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People Who Remove Their Pubic Hair May Be More Likely To Have An STI

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People who frequently remove their pubic hair may have a heightened risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection (STI), new research suggests.  The association seems to be strongest among those who groom their pubic hair frequently and intensively, a practice dubbed ‘extreme grooming’ by the researchers. They noted that pubic hair removal is becoming increasingly common ...
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Professor Green, Freddie Flintoff And Others Reveal How Talking About Mental Health Changed Their Lives

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Mental health is no longer shrouded in the silence it once was, but we still have a long way to go before talking about depression becomes as commonplace as talking about flu.  New research from Heads Together – the mental health campaign spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – found ...
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