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Breastfeeding for a year reduces chances of heart attack

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
Researchers from Oxford University found that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the greater the cardiovascular health benefit appears to be. Breastfeeding cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack.

GPs and midwives miss signs of postnatal depression

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
42 per cent were not diagnosed or offered help by their GP, midwife or other health professional. Some said doctors didn’t talk to them properly or dismissed their concerns as normal (file image).

Don't let plastic surgeons prey on vulnerable teens

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
The think-tank believes children should be barred from receiving lip fillers, Botox and cheek implants, warning there is 'cause for serious concern' about the ethics of the growing cosmetic industry.

Forza Supplements reveal most common female body shapes

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
A new study has revealed the most common female body shapes in the UK. The most common is Dawn French's 'oval' figure shared by one in five women.

Dr. Lawrence Weed, Pioneer in Recording Patient Data, Dies at 93

New York Times - 22/06/2017
Dr. Weed created a system for organizing medical data that is used all over the world, and helped develop a computerized method for aiding diagnosis and treatment.

Self-driving clinic can see patients on the street

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
A new concept dubbed Aim hopes to harness artificial intelligence to improve everyday healthcare, using smart devices in the home, a mobile app, and an autonomous clinic.

Want to stay sharp in old age? Have more sex!

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
Researchers from the universities of Coventry and Oxford did not speculate on why regular sex boosts older people's brain function, however, past research suggests it stimulates learning.

Identified brain circuitry bridges neural and behavioral roles in PTSD

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for the disorder, according to a comprehensive review of rapidly changing data.

First-line immunotherapy treatment can improve survival for subset of lung cancer patients

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
Findings from a phase III clinical trial for advanced lung cancer patients could help oncologists better predict which patients are likely to receive the most benefit from immunotherapy as a first-line treatment based on the unique molecular characteristics of their tumor, according to a new study.

Flu vaccine was ineffective for people 65 and older

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.

Dying mother gets her wish to see her daughter graduate 

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
Patricia Parrotte, a mother dying of breast cancer, got her wish to see her daughter graduate from school when officials worked to bring the ceremony to her hospital room.

Missouri files suit against opioid manufactures

CNN (US) - 21/06/2017
Missouri has filed suit against three pharmaceutical companies for allegedly violating the state's Medicare fraud and consumer-protection statutes by "misrepresenting the truth" about opioids, Attorney General Josh Hawley said Wednesday.

People inject themselves with other people's blood

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
Some people inject themselves with other people's blood to share a drug high, but the practice is dangerous because it can lead to the spread HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne infections.

Indian girl Roona Begum with hydrocephalus dies

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
Roona Begum, a five-year-old girl was caught international headlines because of her severe condition, died in a remote Indian village on Sunday night after suffering breathing difficulties.

Peace at last

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

Fidget spinners are choking hazard to children

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
Fidget spinners are potentially dangerous because they can be choking hazards, a US watchdog group claims. The toys have already been banned from schools.

Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia and memory loss

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
Researchers from Temple University in Pennsylvania have discovered that regularly eating olive oil can protect your memory and your ability to learn new things as you grow older.

From drugs to feces, experts reveal what's on money

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
A study conducted by researchers based at NYU identified over a hundred different strains of bacteria on dollar bills in New York City, and traces of cocaine can be found on almost 80 per cent of dollar bills.