Bowel cancer screening to start earlier at age 50 in England

Bowel cancer screening in England is to start earlier, at age 50, Public Health England has announced. It said evidence showed that screening people at a younger age would allow more bowel cancers to be picked up at an earlier stage. Currently, men and women in England are first invited for screening at the age of 60 and sent a home testing kit. The More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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How smallpox claimed its final victim

Warning – this story contains graphic images. In the summer of 1978, the last known case of smallpox was reported, claiming the life of 40-year-old medical photographer Janet Parker. But how did the disease, More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Gel and acrylic nails allergy warning

Skin experts are warning a chemical found in gel, gel polish and acrylic nails can cause an allergic reaction. Methacrylate chemicals can cause a severe, itchy rash anywhere on the body, not just the fingertips, More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

Media playback is unsupported on your device Men are better at navigating than women, according to a massive study, but there’s not much for men to be proud about. Scientists at University More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Heatwave blamed for record A&E attendances in England

The heatwave is being blamed for record numbers of people going to A&E in England in July. As temperatures soared, attendances reached more than 2.1 million – the highest since records began in 2010. More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Ditching tight pants 'improves sperm count'

Wearing looser underpants could be a simple way for men to improve their sperm count and the hormones that control it, a US study suggests. In a study of 656 men, by researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Regular exercise 'best for mental health'

Regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes three to five times a week can reduce poor mental health – but doing more than that is not always beneficial, a large US study suggests. A total of 1.2 million More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Footballer heart death risk 'underestimated'

The risk of footballers dying because their heart stops beating is higher than experts thought, a study suggests. There have been high-profile deaths, including that of Marc-Vivien Foe while playing for Cameroon More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Beauticians dropped from new cosmetic filler register

Beauticians have been banned from joining a new register designed to make getting injected with fillers safer. The voluntary register was opened by the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners in April to everyone More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Why stealthy viruses are making you ill

A trick used by viruses to make us sick – “stealth spheres” – has been discovered by scientists. It had been thought viruses were all lone wolves, each on a solo campaign of infection. Instead More...