Sunday 17 November, 2019
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Category Archives: Health
Blood pressure

To get the best out of your daily blood pressure medication, take it just before you go to bed, say researchers. It’s a simple tip that could save lives, they say in the European Heart Journal. The pills offer more protection against...

By Howard Johnson on Oct 24th, 2019
Pam Foley

A cheap and widely available drug could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year worldwide if it was routinely given to people brought into hospital with head injuries, UK doctors say. Tranexamic acid helps stop bleeding in and around the...

By Howard Johnson on Oct 15th, 2019
Prostate drug

A drug used to treat enlarged prostates may be a powerful medicine against Parkinson’s disease, according to an international team of scientists. Terazosin helps ease benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by relaxing the muscles of the bladder...

By Howard Johnson on Sep 17th, 2019
Heart Problems

A daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. The researchers...

By Steve Weichel on Aug 24th, 2019
Bladder cancer

A strain of the common cold virus can infect and kill bladder cancer cells, a small study suggests. All signs of the disease disappeared in one patient, and in 14 others there was evidence that cancer cells had died. University of Surrey researchers...

By Steve Weichel on Jul 7th, 2019
Gene-Modified Viruses

Doctors normally resort to bacteriophages (bacteria-killing viruses) to kill antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” only when they’ve run out of options, in part because it’s difficult to find the ideal example. It can take...

By Howard Johnson on May 13th, 2019
Social Media Effects

The effects of social media use on teenage life satisfaction are limited and probably “tiny”, a study of 12,000 UK adolescents suggests. Family, friends and school life all had a greater impact on wellbeing, says the University...

By Howard Johnson on May 8th, 2019
work-life balance

We can’t ignore the fact that almost a third of UK workers feel they don’t have a good work-life balance. Not only does it affect our relationships and home life happiness, but it can also take its toll on our mental health. Read on as we...

By admin on Mar 15th, 2019
Workplace Injury

The chances are you’ve seen the workplace injury adverts on television or online, and you’ve heard about employees claiming back millions of dollars, sometimes in a single case, when they’ve been injured at work, and it’s not their fault. More...

By admin on Feb 6th, 2019
Chronic Pain

Dealing with chronic pain can impact an individual on many different fronts. From making it hard to get through the workday to impacting one’s social life, chronic pain knows no bounds. That said there are steps you can and should be taking...

By admin on Nov 27th, 2018