Month: August 2018

Smokers at high risk of oral HPV and throat cancer

A new study confirms smokers are at higher risk of oral HPV infection, which causes throat cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is usually associated with cervical cancer but it can cause many other types of cancer including throat cancer from oral infection. Most common STI A study published in the British Medical Journal Open confirmed that smoking tobacco …

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How to tell your partner about your urinary incontinence

A diagnosis of incontinence can impact many aspects of your life. It can wipe out your self-confidence and lead to a withdrawal from both social and romantic relationships. Worst of all may be the way it impacts on your sexual relationship. A 2011 study found that despite its prevalence (more Americans suffer from urinary incontinence than from diabetes and hypertension), …

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6 Steps to ensure successful implementation of your EMR system [ebook]

If you are investigating what Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system can do for your practice, you will already know that EMRs have changed the way that patient medical records are collected, stored and accessed. But one of the main reasons to implement an EMR is to improve the day-to-day workflows of the practice. EMRs are …

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Childhood cancer now, mental health problems later?

Children with neuroblastoma, a paediatric cancer of nerve cells, are vulnerable to mental health and behavioural problems, a new study finds. Neuroblastoma is diagnosed at a median age of 17.3 months. Treatment advances have prolonged survival for many patients, the study authors said. This study included 859 children younger than 18 who had been diagnosed with …

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Severe stress may send immune system into overdrive

Trauma or intense stress may up your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests. Comparing more than 106 000 people who had stress disorders with more than 1 million people without them, researchers found that stress was tied to a 36% greater risk of developing …

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These are the two pilates moves that will give you a rock-solid core

Okay, okay, I’ll admit it… I’m hella lazy and probably stubborn too. But I still want to be fit and healthy. That’s why I was super excited about taking up Pilates as part of the three-month #WHGetsFit winter fitness challenge. In my mind it was easy and pain-free. Boy, was I wrong. No regrets though – because …

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Brave six-year-old saves grandad’s life – by feeding him jelly babies!

A little boy saved his great-grandfather’s life after he slipped into a diabetic coma. On Saturday 21 July young Aiden Smith from Walsall, England, was visiting his great-granddad Brian Clark when he noticed the pensioner having a hypoglycaemic attack, which left him unable to speak. But instead of panicking, the primary school pupil rushed to …

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