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‘Why UK Asians need to talk more about suicide’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images I was just 12 at the time. I remember hearing a scream from the kitchen while something musical was blaring out of the television. Rushing to see what had happened, I found my mother clutching the phone with both hands and crouched on the floor. "Your masi's (Aunty) gone," she said.Tears and the visceral grief that is so familiar to those of Asian heritage followed.
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Over 40s health check to include dementia advice

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images People over 40 in England will be given advice on dementia as part of their free NHS health check.Guidance on how to reduce the risk of dementia will be given to patients at GP surgeries and through community health programmes.Public Health England (PHE) said up to one-third of dementia cases could be improved through lifestyle choices. But its says 28% of people have no awareness
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Children in England consuming ‘twice as much sugar as recommended’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Children in England have already consumed more than their recommended sugar intake for 2018, according to Public Health England survey - and we're only halfway through June.Four to 10-year-olds are eating more than twice as much sugar as they should per day, equivalent to 13 sugar cubes.That amounts to 4,800 sugar cubes on average by the end of the year, the survey revealed.It said sugary
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Gene therapy reverses rat’s paralysis

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParalysed rat picks up sugar cube after gene therapy repairs spinal cord Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards the goal of giving paralysed people control of their hands again.The team at King's College London used gene therapy to repair damage in the spinal cord of rats.The animals could then pick up and eat sugar cubes with their front
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Hospital waiting list in England highest since 2007

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The number of people waiting for a hospital operation in England is at its highest for more than a decadeAn estimated 4.2m people are waiting to be seen - the highest since 2007.April's figures also showed growing numbers waiting more than 18 weeks, the treatment target time, including people due to have cataract or back surgery and knee and hip replacements.The rising numbers come after
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‘Women spend more time planning holiday than pregnancy’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ideally, women should plan a pregnancy months in advance, experts say Some women spend more time planning their summer holiday than they do a pregnancy, a survey by baby charity Tommy's suggests.Only one in five started taking folic acid before stopping contraception, while one in six didn't take it at all.A daily folic acid tablet while trying to conceive reduces the risk of
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Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Are you someone in middle age who keeps putting off that planned health kick for another day?If so, a couple of new studies may give you a sense of urgency.One paper found that elevated blood pressure in middle age increases the risk of dementia, while another says being frail at this time raises your chances of an early death.So how bad is a lack of
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The challenges for a care worker

[ad_1] Norfolk care worker Sarah Jarvis showed the BBC the challenges and rewards on her daily rounds.The government will publish new plans for funding social care in England soon.Producer: Sophie Woodcock, Correspondent: Alison Holt, Filming and editing: Tony Smith for BBC News at Six and Ten [ad_2] Source link
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Stoke patients delaying cancer treatments for holidays

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Maps Image caption Royal Stoke University Hospital has urged people referred with cancer not to delay treatment because of social arrangements People are putting their lives at risk by turning down cancer appointments because they clash with their holiday plans, a hospital has claimed.Royal Stoke University Hospital said an increasing number of patients have missed bookings for potentially life-saving treatment.Clinicians are urging people who are referred