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Swine Flu Jab Narcolepsy Concerns

Friday 27th August 2010

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently investigating whether Pandemix, Glaxo Smith Kline's swine flu jab, is linked to the sleep condition narcolepsy amid concerns that the inoculation may caused the on-set of the sleep problem in a small number of patients in Finland and Sweden.

Breastfeeding Protects Against Diabetes

Saturday 28th August 2010

Women who have breastfed their children are at lesser risk of developing diabetes, according to new research published in the American Journal of Medicine. Whereas, women who have not breast fed their children could be at double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes than their breastfeeding counterparts or women who have never been pregnant, researchers claim.

Vitamin D Could Treat Mould Allergy

Sunday 29th August 2010

Vitamin D could be used to treat and prevent an allergic reaction to mould which can worsen the symptoms of asthma and cystic fibrosis, experts claim after scientists at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Louisiana Schools of Medicine found that vitamin D therapies boost the body's immune response to the airborne mold Aspergillus fumigatus.

Chronic Drinking Impairs Sleep Patterns

Monday 30th August 2010

Chronic drinking badly damages the body's sleep wake cycle, according to new research due to be published in the November issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The new report suggests that regularly drinking to excess can alter the genes that regulate the circadian body clock, causing them to produce lower levels of RNA or 'messenger' proteins than non or moderate drinkers.

Drinking Fluoride Water Improves Teeth

Tuesday 31st August 2010

Drinking fluoride enriched water as a child can improve dental health in adulthood, according to new research due to be published in the October issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Athletes Heal Well After Knee Tissue Transplants

Wednesday 1st September 2010

Athletes who have knee tissue transplants to repair bone and cartilage knee injuries are likely to successfully return to professional sports, according to a new report. The new research overturns previous medical opinion that suggested a return to athletic was unlikely following serious injury.

Insomnia Linked to Early Deaths

Thursday 2nd September 2010

American researchers have discovered that chronic insomnia is linked to higher mortality rates in men, sparking health care expects to lobby for government policy and health care initiatives that raise awareness about the health implications of sleep problems.

Blackcurrant Juice Prevents Exercise Pain

Friday 3rd September 2010

Drinking blackcurrant juice could help to prevent aches, pains and inflammation that are caused by exercising, according to a new report from the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research. Researchers at the Institute explain that the super-food are rich in falvonoid compounds that may be responsible for helping the body to better recover from the stresses and strains of exercise.

Sleepless Nights Could Explain Teen Depression

Saturday 4th September 2010

Teenagers who stay up late at night surfing the internet or using social networking sites could be risking their mental health, according to a new report published in the journal Sleep. Australian researchers believe that sleep deprivation could explain the rise in teen depression.

Grapefruit Helps Treat Diabetes

Thursday 26th August 2010

Doctors have long advised patients of the health benefits of eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, however, a new study has found that eating grapefruit could be used to treat type 2 diabetes – as effectively as two prescription drug therapies currently available. Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem claim that naringenin, an antioxidant in the fruit, helps to increase insulin sensitivity and could be used to help diabetics to regulate their blood sugar levels.

Tiger Woods' Wife Suffers Hair Loss

Wednesday 25th August 2010

Elin Nordegren has revealed that she has suffered hair loss since discovering that her husband, golfer Tiger Woods, was a serial adulterer who had strayed multiple times over the course of their marriage.

Drinking Water Aids Weight Loss

Tuesday, 24th August 2010

Drinking two glasses of water before eating a meal could be the key to losing weight, according to new research. Scientists in Virginia found that slimmers who drank water before meals ate between 75 - 90 calories less than slimmers who did not drink before meals. Researchers hope that adopting the habit could help overweight and obese people to reach a healthy target weight.

Slowing Fat Digestion Could Cause Weight Loss

Monday 23rd August 2010

Scientists at the Institute of Food Research have discovered a new way to slow fat digestion that could be used to help slimmers feel fuller for longer. The groundbreaking research has seen food researchers use proteins to slow the digestive breakdown of emulsions in popular foods including mayonnaise, ice-cream and soup.

Scientists Link Genes to Obesity

Thursday 5th August 2010

Put down that cream cake – as new research from Yale University's Medical School shows that some people are genetically pre-disposed to obesity and are more likely to gain weight as their brains are hard-wired to eat to excess. Researchers at the ivy-league university found that some people are born with genes that affect the brain's feeding centres – causing them to eat greedily and become overweight.

Herpes Virus Used to Treat Dental Cancers

Saturday 7th August 2010

NHS doctors have been able to use a genetically engineered version of the cold-sore virus, Herpes, to treat patients with mouth cancer. The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, working with the Institute for Cancer Research, injected the virus into 17 patients where it multiplied inside cancer cells causing them to burst and release a protein that boosted the patient's immune system.

New Asthma Research Could Improve Treatments

Sunday 8th August

Analysing proteins that line the airways of asthmatic patients could help doctors to quickly diagnose and better treat specific asthma sub-types, according to a new report by the University of Texas. Researchers at the university's Galveston Institute for Medical Science believe that examining protein patterns could allow doctors to identify the best ant-allergy therapies for individual patients and help to reduce the risk of health-impairing asthma attacks.

Disturbed Sleep Linked to Heart Disease

Friday 6th August 2010

Disturbing the body's sleep-wake cycle could dramatically increase or lower triglyceride levels in the bloodstream and cause heart disease, according to a new report published in August edition of the journal Cell Metabolism.

Tongue Piercing May Cause Dental Problems

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

Having you tongue pierced could lead to damage that could cost thousands to repair, according to new data published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. Researchers at the University of Buffalo warn that pushing a tongue stud against the front teeth can badly damage and gap the teeth.

Gail Porter Shows Off New Hair Growth

Monday 2nd August 2010

Television presenter Gail Porter proudly showed off a health head of hair today after five years of baldness caused by hair-loss condition alopecia. The celebrity premiered her new locks on GMTV this morning - obviously thrilled that she is now truly recovering from the condition that caused her to completely lose her hair, eyebrows and eyelashes.