Steam treatment for big prostates approved on NHS

Steam treatment for big prostates approved on NHS

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS can start offering a new steam treatment for benign prostate enlargement, says the regulator, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be done under local anaesthetic...
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Measles cases hit record high in Europe

Measles cases hit record high in Europe

Image copyright SPL Image caption Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be deadly Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 41,000 people have been infected...
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Child passive smoking ‘increases chronic lung risk’

Child passive smoking ‘increases chronic lung risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research. The researchers said childhood passive smoking was “likely to add seven deaths...
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Humboldt survivor Ryan Straschnitzki on how sledge hockey helps him ‘stay part of the game’

Humboldt survivor Ryan Straschnitzki on how sledge hockey helps him ‘stay part of the game’

It’s only his fourth time strapped into the sled, but it is clear 19-year-old Ryan Straschnitzki has taken to sledge hockey. The Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor spent an hour on the ice at Pason Centennial Arena in Okotoks Thursday...
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Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Image copyright Getty Images The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales has gone up from 507 to 715 in four years, new figures show. More than three-quarters were also obese,...
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Health officials reveal why hundreds of customers got sick at an Ohio Chipotle

Health officials reveal why hundreds of customers got sick at an Ohio Chipotle

A type of bacteria found in meat and pre-cooked food left at unsafe temperatures was responsible for sickening hundreds of people who ate at a Chipotle restaurant in Ohio, local health officials said on Thursday. The outbreak last month was the...
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E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around 470,000 people are using e-cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society, says a report by MPs....
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How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables – including cabbage, broccoli and kale – can reduce the risk of bowel cancers. That cruciferous veg is good for the gut has never been in doubt but...
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The radio ‘saved my little girl’s life’

The radio ‘saved my little girl’s life’

Image copyright DMI Image caption Marieta was just one when she fell into a coma with severe malaria When Marieta was just a year old she developed a high fever and became really unwell. Her family thought she had fallen...
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Troubles victims’ mental health ‘epidemic’

Troubles victims’ mental health ‘epidemic’

Image copyright PACEMAKER Image caption Eleven people were killed on the day of the Enniskillen bomb attack in 1987 A County Armagh man who survived an IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen has said he tried to take his own life...
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