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Type 2 diabetes breakthrough

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
Leicester Diabetes Centre experts found semaglutide helped 71 per cent of patients shed pounds - it is believed this is the first type 2 diabetes pill to instigate weight loss. It also halts the condition.

Can staring at Dodow's blue dot help you beat insomnia?

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
Staring at the ceiling, willing sleep to come to no avail, is a wearing nightly trial for up to a third of British adults. I should know — I’m one of them. For most of my life, I’ve struggled to get to sleep.

How to get Janet Jackson's impressively toned shoulders

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
At 51, singer and mother-of-one Janet Jackson recently showed off impressively toned shoulders in a black gown at an LA party — the result of intense workouts that focus on weight training.

Jamie Oliver sugar tax hailed success after sales fall 11%

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
Sales of fizzy drinks fell by 11 per cent at Jamie Oliver's UK restaurants after he imposed his own 10p 'sugar tax' levy, a study has shown. Coca Colas increased to £2.65 at his chain.

NHS trial has a beam of light check your blood pressure

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
A device that monitors blood pressure by shining light along the skin could be available in the next few months.

Dentist warns of opioid addictions after son's overdose

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
Adam Abubaker (left) died of a heroin overdose at 21 years old. Now, his father, Dr Omar Abubaker (right), an oral surgeon, teaches future dentists about the dangers of prescribing opioids unnecessarily.

Sugary diets increase risk of opioid addiction

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
Professor Francesco Leri who teaches psychology at the University of Guelph in Canada explains how a person's high fructose corn syrup intake could make them vulnerable to opioid addiction.

How sugar feeds cancer and makes it harder to treat

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
The Dutch study explains why cancer cells rapidly break down sugars without producing much energy - a phenomenon discovered in 1920, dubbed the 'Warburg effect'.

The HEART clinics helping save cancer patients' lives

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
As she digested the news that her breast cancer had not only come back, but had spread to her bones, Nicola Neame’s ‘overriding concern’ was to get the disease under control.

College students think ADHD medication helped with grades

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
Researchers from NYU found that 29 percent of college students from nine colleges used said ADHD medication boosted their grades. These students weren't diagnosed with the mental disorder.

Refer NHS patients to Weight Watchers, study suggests

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/10/2017
Patients sent on the commercial programme also recorded weight loss of 22lbs (10kg) after just a year on average - which keeps type 2 diabetes at bay, researchers led by Bromley Council found.

Risk factors for Duchenne muscular dystrophy identified

Science Daily (US) - 22/10/2017
A new study suggests that more people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy could live longer by identifying and more aggressively treating patients with certain risk factors.

Women who give birth in winter or spring less likely to have postpartum depression

Science Daily (US) - 22/10/2017
Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), suggests a study of more than 20,000 women. The study also found that women who delivered babies at a higher gestational age (further along in their pregnancy) were less likely to develop PPD, and women who did not have anesthesia, such as an epidural, during delivery had an increased risk.

Taxpayer-funded drugs 'too expensive for patients’

BBC Health News - 22/10/2017
Campaigners say UK taxpayers "effectively pay twice" for medicines, increasing NHS budget pressures.

After Making Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘Rethinking’ It

New York Times - 22/10/2017
The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “insult” and “a sick joke.”

Mind: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media

New York Times - 22/10/2017
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a false connection.

Sport is in transition whether you like it or not

ABC Australia - 22/10/2017
Sport is in a bind — professing inclusivity, often practicing the opposite. The challenge is to replace the outdated model of deciding "who can play" with one that enables "sport for all", writes Tracey Holmes.

Undocumented 17-Year-Old Must Delay Abortion, Court Rules

New York Times - 22/10/2017
The ruling, which gave the federal government 11 days to find a sponsor to take custody of the teenager, could put her health at risk, doctors said.