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Gambling addiction clinic first to target vulnerable young

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The NHS is to open its first clinic for young gambling addicts.The National Problem Gambling Clinic will aim to offer support to people aged 13 to 25.It is part of an expansion of support for those with an addiction announced in an NHS long-term plan which will see 14 clinics open around England.The Gambling Commission, which regulates the industry, said it was essential people had easy
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Residents in care homes ‘missing out on dental care’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The teeth of people living in care homes in England are being left to rot, dentists say.The warning comes after the Care Quality Commission found that residents did not always have access to dentists and were not getting the support they needed to look after their teeth.Its inspectors visited 100 homes caring for elderly and disabled people.It comes as the British Dental Association highlighted a
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Power and endurance training ‘key to all-round fitness’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Team sport players are as good at endurance as long-distance runners and as powerful as bodybuilders - and it is down to their blend of training, a study suggests.The key is to combine strength and endurance training, researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University say.Cycling, running or swimming is recommended for all-round fitness.But climbing stairs or doing chores - energetically - also works, as an alternative to
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Dwarfism drug aims to boost healthy growth

[ad_1] Image copyright Jenn Short Scientists hope a new type of medication could boost healthy growth in children born with dwarfism. Sam Short, nine, from south London has been on the treatment for three years as part of an international trial.It is experimental but experts hope the drug can stop some of the medical complications linked to stunted growth.The researchers behind the work, published in the New England Journal of
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Vaccines: Your questions answered – BBC News

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow vaccines and herd immunity works Vaccines have saved tens of millions of lives in the past century, yet a huge worldwide study revealed there is a growing hesitancy against vaccination. Experts warn public mistrust of vaccines means the world is taking a step backwards in the fight against preventable infectious diseases, and a study by the World Health Organisation, the
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Who do you trust for health advice?

[ad_1] Decisions about our health can be some of the most important we make in our lives. When you have a health concern, who do you turn to? Image copyright Getty Images Education and trustA Wellcome Trust survey recently found that 73% of people around the world would most trust a doctor or nurse for medical advice. In the UK, that figure stands at more than 90%.According to the survey,
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Inside Italy’s war over vaccines

[ad_1] Scientists say, repeatedly, that vaccines have never been safer - or more effective. So why do some people still refuse to trust them? Outbreaks of diseases are happening in countries where they haven't been seen for decades. And number of people choosing not to vaccinate their children seems to be on the rise. It's one of the top 10 global health risks this year, according to the WHO. BBC
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Mariners Park Care Home: Failings blamed on ‘Brexit uncertainties’

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Residents were left waiting to go to the toilet for an hour at Mariners Park Care Home A care home where residents had to "bawl and shout" for help has blamed understaffing caused by "Brexit uncertainties" and economic austerity.Mariners Park Care Home in Wallasey has been rated as "Requiring Improvement" by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors said residents had to wait an hour
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Christie cancer hospital’s £4.5m proton beam therapy donation

[ad_1] Image copyright Christie Hospital Image caption The Christie began treating patients in the NHS's first PBT centre in December A businessman and philanthropist has donated £4.5m to The Christie cancer hospital in Manchester.The money will support the hospital's high-energy proton beam therapy (PBT) clinical trial for patients with mouth and throat cancer.Ian Taylor, who was treated for the disease in Switzerland, said he "passionately believes" PBT can help cure
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Long working hours ‘linked to stroke risk’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Working long hours is linked to an increased risk of stroke, researchers say.Long hours were defined in the French study as more than 10 hours on at least 50 days per year. People who did long hours for more than a decade were at the greatest risk of stroke, they suggest.But the UK's Stroke Association said there were lots of things people could do to