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

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, according to the NHS data. Child health experts said the rise was “alarming” and the childhood obesity epidemic was “starting to bite”. Councils More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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'Lost' contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years

A woman has had a contact lens removed from her eyelid 28 years after it was thought to have fallen out. The discovery was made by doctors in Dundee after the patient, now aged 42, complained of swelling over More...

By SLPundit On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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'Painful wait' for miscarriage support on Welsh NHS

A mother who has lost four babies in four years is calling for greater support from the Welsh NHS for women who suffer recurrent miscarriages. Jessica Evans said she suffered a “harrowing experience” More...

By SLPundit On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests. Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society, says a report by a committee of MPs. Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes should More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Opt-out donation plan 'will not increase donors'

An opt-out organ donation register in England may not increase the number of organs because grieving relatives could be less sure what their loved ones had wanted, a study suggests. Under the opt-out system, More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Surgeons' warning over Botox on High Street

Surgeons have warned about the health risks of Botox and fillers, after a High Street retailer said it would start offering the cosmetic treatments. Superdrug said it would provide the injections at one of its More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Effects of psychedelic DMT 'similar to near-death experiences'

The effects of a powerful psychedelic drug are similar to a near-death experience, research suggests. Answers to a questionnaire showed a “striking similarity” between people describing a near-death More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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Baby boxes accepted by 85% of Scottish parents

An average of 1,000 baby boxes per week were delivered to parents of newborns in the first year of the programme. The Scottish government said 52,065 baby boxes had been gifted to date, with an 85% uptake by parents. The More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

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 More...