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‘Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable through a healthy diet and lifestyle People are being encouraged to know their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers as well as they know their bank Pin code - because it could save their life.These numbers flag up early signs of cardiovascular disease, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.Forty health organisations have teamed up to
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The hairdressing salon for people who have cancer

[ad_1] "Somewhere like here has been really supportive, because it is not a hospital environment for once, and you can just speak to other people who may not have the same cancer as you, but are going through similar types and totally understand how you feel."The words of Sharon McFeat, one of the women who benefit from the Feel Good Project in Grangemouth.Once a month, when the salon would otherwise
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RAF Lakenheath: USAF nurses work in NHS hospitals

[ad_1] Image caption Surgeons from RAF Lakenheath are working with medical staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital Patients are being seen "more quickly" after US airmen and women started working at NHS hospitals in England in a bid to refresh "rusty" skills.The USAF nurses, from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, started working alongside staff at five hospitals this winter. Col Thomas W Stamp, commander of the 48th Medical Group, said it gave medics
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Mouldy jam: Should you eat what’s beneath?

[ad_1] Image copyright /Getty Images Image caption Theresa May says she eats jam after removing mould from the surface, it's being reported The toast pops. The butter's spread. Then you unscrew the lid and there it is - a circle of furry white-and-blue mould staring back at you from your strawberry jam jar.Not very tempting but, according to reports in the Daily Mail, it's not enough to put off Theresa
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Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning.UK and Canada researchers said they had found "robust" evidence showing using the drug in adolescence increased the risk of developing depression in adulthood by 37%.They said the findings should act as a warning to families who saw cannabis use as part of the growing-up process.The team added that the developing
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Glasses in school scheme to aid pupils’ reading

[ad_1] A trial to get glasses to four and five-year-olds who need them to improve their maths and reading skills has begun.Pupils in 100 schools across England are to take part in the Glasses for Classes scheme.Boys and girls at Newby Primary School in Bradford are among those taking part - those who need glasses will get a pair to keep at school and one to take home. [ad_2] Source
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Send patients email not letters, GPs told

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images GPs in England must start routinely using email instead of sending letters to communicate with patients, the health secretary says.Matt Hancock wants email to become the default option by 2021. He said there was no reason why doctors could not email a test result or prescription - although people who did not use email would still be able to request letters were sent.It comes after
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Having HPV ‘isn’t rude or shameful’

[ad_1] Image copyright Claire Bolton Image caption Claire wants to raise awareness about HPV and cervical cancer Having human papilloma virus (HPV) is not rude or shameful and is extremely common, experts say. It comes as a survey of 2,000 women shows there are still stigmas around the infection, which can be passed on during sex and is linked to cancer. Charities are concerned this could put women off getting
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Cervical cancer victim: ‘I’m going to die’

[ad_1] The bereaved family of a nurse repeatedly given the all-clear for cervical cancer say she wanted "nobody else to suffer as she had".Julie O'Connor, 49, died on 4 February, after her condition was missed at Bristol's Southmead Hospital. North Bristol NHS said it would review the case.A video of Mrs O'Connor in hospital shows her condition days before she died. [ad_2] Source link