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Covid: The ‘dysfunction’ in the body that’s present a year after infection – new discovery

According to data from the ONS (Office for National Statistics) over two million adult Britons and over 100,000 children are experiencing long Covid in the UK. This means just over three percent of the adult population has long Covid. As this number continues to grow, scientists and doctors are working flat out to understand why […]

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Sleep: Three ways to tell if you’re getting good quality sleep, according to an expert

During the summer months it can become harder for people to fall asleep due to the high temperatures. However, most manage to get a few hours in and wake the next morning feeling refreshed. The question is whether it is possible to tell whether the sleep that has just been had is high or poor […]

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Type 2 diabetes: The eating pattern linked to high blood sugar – study

Co-author of the study Dr Minjee Kim said: “It appears that even a tiny amount of light has a noticeable effect on our body’s response. “Previous animal and some human studies have suggested a potential association between mistimed light – not enough light during the day, too much light at night – and obesity.” Sweden’s […]

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Monkeypox: The test that could detect the virus in 90 minutes – developed by scientists

However, monkeypox isn’t the only viral threat to hit the UK in 2022, there are others. Polio For the first time since 1984, Polio has been detected in the country in north London. The exact cause of the outbreak is not yet known, but health officials are concerned local transmission could lead to the mutation […]

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Experts warn of imminent arrival of Disease X as “pandemic era” begins

Disease X is not an actual threat facing either the UK or the world, rather it is a term used by the WHO (World Health Organisation) to describe a disease with the potential to cause an epidemic. In light of the return of Polio, experts are now saying the world is now at the start […]

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Cancer: Men who start to lose their hair at 20 may be at higher risk later in life – study

Prostate cancer is one of the four most common cancers in the UK alongside bowel, breast, and lung cancer. According to charity Prostate Cancer UK: “More than 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year.” Alongside this, around 11,500 men will die every year from the condition; the equivalent one every 45 minutes. While prostate cancer […]

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Fatty liver disease: The simple lifestyle change researchers say can stave off condition

Compared to the monkeypox outbreak and coronavirus pandemic, the numbers are small, but for how many cases there are on average, the case figures are substantial. Paediatric hepatologist at the University of Birmingham Deirdre Kelly said: “I can tell you, having worked in this country for 30 years as a liver doctor, we’ve had a […]

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How to live longer: Exercise benefits could be available in a PILL after key discovery

If it isn’t something one does often, exercise can occasionally feel like a burden, a boring necessity of life. So what if there was a way to move it from a necessity filled with equipment and time to something popped in the mouth? What if a person could theoretically consume exercise? A new study from […]

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Stomach bloating: The pre-meal snack to reduce belly-bloat by 50 percent

BLOATING can be an uncomfortable experience for many, that feeling of the tummy causing discomfort while also feeling full. A common malady, bloating can be caused in several ways, but so too can it be treated in several ways. Source link

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High cholesterol: The one meal of the day you shouldn’t skip – could elevate cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty lipid substance present in the body; there are two types of this essential ingredient to health known as LDL and HDL. LDL stands for low-density lipoprotein; this forms as a plaque in the arteries and is known colloquially as “bad” cholesterol. HDL, meanwhile, stands for high-density lipoprotein; this is essential for […]