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Weight gain increases risk of endometrial cancer

totalhealth - 25/10/2011
Data from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort found a link between the weight women gain post-menopauseThe time of a woman’s life when her ovaries stop releasing an egg (ovum) on a monthly cycle. and the risk of endometrialRelating to the endometrium. cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body..

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Benefits of breast reconstruction

totalhealth - 25/10/2011
Breast cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. survivors who undergo a breast reconstruction after mastectomy are found to have considerable benefits only three weeks after surgery.

Mobile phones pose no brain tumour risk

totalhealth - 24/10/2011
A study of more than 350,000 people over 18 years has found no association between long term use of mobile telephones and the risk of brain or central nervous systemThe network of nerves, which are bundles of nerve fibres carrying information in the form of electrical impulses. tumours. read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Sex hormones raise risk

totalhealth - 24/10/2011
Post-menopausalRelating to the menopause, the time of a woman’s life when her ovaries stop releasing an egg (ovum) on a monthly cycle. women with elevated levels of oestrogenA hormone involved in female sexual development, produced by the ovaries. and testosteroneThe main male sex hormone. have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.&

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Radiotherapy survival rates

totalhealth - 21/10/2011
A study soon to be published in Lancet found that radiotherapyThe treatment of disease using radiation. reduces the recurrence of breast cancer by 50%. read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: As weight increases so does risk of breast cancer

totalhealth - 20/10/2011
Researchers have discovered that overweight and obese women are younger when they develop breast cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. than their healthy weight counterparts.

World’s first malaria vaccine to cut risk by half

totalhealth - 19/10/2011
The final stages of a trial for RTS,S, a malariaA serious disease caused by parasitic protozoa called plasmodia. vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline, found that the incidences of malaria episodes were cut by up to half. read more

Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease raises risk of blood clots

totalhealth - 18/10/2011
Patients suffering from inflammatory bowel diseaseA group of inflammatory conditions of the intestine. The two major forms are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. (IBDAn abbreviation for inflammatory bowel disease, a group of inflammatory conditions of the intestine.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: side effects of breast implants

totalhealth - 18/10/2011
It has been reported that breast implants have the greatest risk of complications and side effects of any medical device. What are the risks involved and can these be minimised through the latest technologies?  read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: chemo cookery

totalhealth - 17/10/2011
Chemotherapy can lead to a drastic change in the body resulting in fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and sickness. Jim Fisher, an English chef working in France, was inspired through his own mother’s battle with cancer to develop recipes to help people undergoing chemotherapyThe use of chemical substances to treat disease, particularly cancer. with the help of nutritional therapist, Lucy Hyland. 

Lung cancer to be treated using inhalers

totalhealth - 14/10/2011
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, have developed a method of administering medication to lung cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. patients by inhalation as opposed to the current method of intravenousWithin a vein. delivery. read more

Call for Action: British obesity needs to be stopped

totalhealth - 14/10/2011
The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, announced yesterday that the UK population must cut 5 billion calories from its daily diet. read more

The Blight to the Blind on World Sight Day

totalhealth - 13/10/2011
World Sight Day (always held on the second Thursday in October) is a day for focusing attention on the blight to visually impaired and blind people around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a global effort to prevent blindness called “Vision 2020: The Right to Sight”. read more

Both NHS and private patients to choose consultant, widening treatment options

totalhealth - 12/10/2011
At a time when the future of the NHS is uncertain, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has approved a plan to allow NHS patients to choose their consultants as a drive to improve the quality of care. read more

Private treatment options and leading edge technology

totalhealth - 11/10/2011
Researchers in Japan have developed an ultra-thin, transparent film which is biodegradable and can replace surgical stitches resulting in scar-free surgery. read more

Chocolate is a girl’s best friend

totalhealth - 11/10/2011
Eating at least two chocolate bars per week reduces women’s risk of strokeAny sudden neurological problem caused by a bleed or a clot in a blood vessel. by 20% according to a survey of more than 33,000 women in Sweden. read more

‘Good’ cholesterol reduces risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetics

totalhealth - 11/10/2011
A study of over 30,000 diabetic patients found that those people who reduced their levels of ‘good’ high-density lipoproteinOne of a group of compounds that consist of a protein combined with a lipid, and help to transport lipids in the blood and lymphatic system. (HDL) cholesterolA substance present in many tissues and an important constituent of cell membranes although high concentrations of a certain type of cholesterol in the blood are unhealthy. levels were at an increased risk of

Unhealthiness corrupts; absolute unhealthiness corrupts absolutely

totalhealth - 10/10/2011
A global survey of more than 15 thousand people, the Edelman Health Barometer 2011, has found that people assign as much responsibility to their friends and family regarding their personal health as they do to health care providers. read more

Tea & Talk for World Mental Health Day

totalhealth - 10/10/2011
Today is World Mental Health Day, a well-established campaign to raise awareness of mental illnesses in more than 150 countries. The day is also a fantastic fundraising opportunity both for treatment for the mentally ill but also to invest in preventative measures. read more

Profiles about people who are

New York Times - 07/10/2011
Profiles about people who are functioning normally despite severe mental illness.