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How Reclaiming Your Fitness Regime After Breast Cancer Can Help Your Mind And Body Recover

Undergoing treatment for breast cancer can be both physically and emotionally draining, so understandably, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. But reclaiming your fitness regime, or starting an entirely new one, can be an empowering step towards recovery. “Physical activity helps to manage the consequences of treatment such as fatigue, depression and…

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) Not Helped By Taking Cranberry-Based Products, Study Finds

For years, women have turned to cranberry juice and capsules to help battle the painful effects of cystitis and other urinary tract infections (UTIs). But it seems that advice surrounding cranberry helping to banish infection could be a myth.  A new study found that taking cranberry capsules had no significant effect on older women with…

Paralysed Patient Walks Again After Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Treatment

A paralysed patient who suffered a severe spinal cord injury has regained the ability to walk with crutches after undergoing groundbreaking treatment involving virtual reality and robotics. Eight patients went through the same treatment and each has recovered some sensation in their legs, while four reported such strong muscle control that their diagnosis was upgraded…

Drinking One Beer A Day Can Prevent Stroke And Heart Disease, Study Suggests

Drinking a pint of beer a day could reduce the risk of having a stroke or developing heart disease, a new study has found.  Researchers said moderate alcohol intake slowed the body’s natural decline in high-density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL cholesterol, also known as ‘good cholesterol’, removes harmful cholesterol from the body and reduces a person’s…

One In Five Bowel Cancer Patients Being Diagnosed In A&E, Despite Months Of Symptoms

Doctors are failing to detect early signs of bowel cancer in one in five patients, new research suggests. According to National Cancer Registry data, one fifth of bowel cancer patients diagnosed in A&E showed “red flag” symptoms in the year leading up to their diagnosis. Many patients visited their doctors repeatedly in the 12 months prior…

Men Who Act As Family’s Sole Breadwinner Experience Negative Health Repercussions

Men who provide the main source of income in their household could be seriously harming their health.  A study has found that the more men took on financial responsibility in their marriages, the more their psychological wellbeing and health declined.  Health levels appeared to be at their worst during years when men were their families’…

Groundbreaking Nanorobots Target Cancerous Tumours With Unrivalled Precision

Scientists have developed a legion of nanorobots that can precisely deliver medication such as chemotherapy to cancerous cells. The breakthrough technology helps doctors to administer drugs without damaging surrounding organs and tissues. Researchers used nanorobotic agents, which were composed of more than 100 million bacteria, to conduct the experiments on mice. Upon entering the tumour,…

Butter And Salt Won’t Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease, Says Top Surgeon

Eating butter, salt and crisps will not increase your risk of heart disease, a heart surgeon has claimed. Dr Samer Nashef, a consultant surgeon at Papworth hospital, said eating these stereotypically unhealthy foods is actually “not a problem”. Instead, he recommended that people should reduce their cholesterol level – and in turn reduce their risk…