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Why a workout is good for your gut bacteria

WebThere is certainly no shortage of studies in humans that show doing moderate to vigorous exercise such as running, cycling and resistance training may potentially increase the diversity of

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Long Covid: MRI scans reveal new clues to symptoms

WebThe researchers found some symptoms matched up with signs of organ damage revealed by the MRI scans - for example, a tight chest and cough with …

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At least 20,000 annual UK cancer deaths avoidable, says charity

WebMichelle Mitchell, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, said: "Cancer is the defining health issue of our time. Avoiding thousands of cancer deaths is possible, …

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The silent danger of deep gum disease

WebIn the largest study of its kind, Wu studied the health data of 34,000 patients in the US to find that for every tooth someone loses, they have a 1.4% increase in risk of …

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Taurine may extend life and health, scientists find

WebGetty Images. Taurine - a nutrient found in meat, fish and sold as a supplement - extends life and boosts health in a range of animal species, scientists say. Levels of taurine decline with age in

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Changing nature of Covid: Is it just a regular winter bug now

WebAlthough there was a lot more Covid around in 2022, with a series of peaks over the 12 months, rather than it being largely confined to the winter months like other …

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A daytime nap is good for the brain

WebThe results, published in the journal Sleep Health, showed a 15 cubic centimetre difference - equivalent to 2.6 to 6.5 years of ageing. Total brain volumes were about 1,480 cubic centimetres in

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Alzheimer's drug lecanemab hailed as momentous …

WebGetty Images. The first drug to slow the destruction of the brain in Alzheimer's has been heralded as momentous. The research breakthrough ends decades of failure and shows a new era of drugs to

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Covid: The devastating toll of the pandemic on …

WebIt has been tracking more than 3,000 young people over the last four years. Its latest findings, published in the autumn, found overall one in six children aged five to 16 had a probable mental

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The curious ways your skin shapes your health

WebSo far, aged or diseased skin has been linked to the onset of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cognitive impairment, as well as Alzheimer's and …

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The doctors prescribing 'blue' therapy

WebBlue prescribing. "My depression comes in cycles," says Harune Akthar, speaking from his West London home. Around ten years ago, the 27-year-old was …

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Is dark chocolate actually healthy

WebWhile the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) says around 200mg of cocoa flavonoids, or 10g of dark chocolate is beneficial, more recent data suggests that …

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The therapist who listens without ears

WebYet mental health issues are a prolific part of society, and the number of patients struggling continues to grow. In the US alone, about four in 10 adults reported …

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Are there health benefits to going vegan

WebThe vegan diet is generally considered to be higher in fibre and lower in cholesterol, protein, calcium and salt than an omnivorous diet – but there are still …

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The viruses hiding in our DNA

WebAbout a tenth of the human genome comes from viruses, and that viral DNA has played crucial roles in our evolution. Some of it was the source of the mammalian …

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Scotland's health: Mental wellbeing at record low

WebMental wellbeing drops. Mental wellbeing in Scotland is at its lowest level on record, the survey suggests. The annual survey, published by the Scottish Centre for …

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Why syphilis is rising around the world

Web"When I first started sexual health nursing in 2005, it was quite rare to see primary syphilis, even in a city centre clinic," says Jodie Crossman, co-chair of the STI …

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The genes that made us truly human may also make us ill

WebThe genes that made us truly human may also make us ill. The changes in our genes since our ancestors and apes evolved from a common ancestor helped us …

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Junior doctors plan nine days of strikes, after talks collapse

WebSir Julian Hartley, of NHS Providers, which represents health managers, said: "This is the outcome that NHS leaders were dreading." Since industrial action started in …

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Can AI find the children at risk of mental health conditions

WebAli, 16, has experienced mental health problems and thinks the AI study could "save lives" Bullying, family poverty, physical health problems and being a young carer …

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Apps could prevent mental health decline, NHS Dorset says

Web3rd December 2023, 10:09 PST. BBC. Mental health apps could avoid the need for conventional treatment, NHS Dorset said. A county has published a list of free apps that …

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'Wolves mental health project saved my life'

WebA man who considered taking his own life on two occasions said a mental health charity run by Wolves saved him. John Martin, 68, was struggling with work and …

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The acute suicide crisis among veterinarians: 'You're always

WebVolk says the subject of emotional health comes up more than ever among her staff and colleagues. "I think I know what anti-anxiety and anti-depression meds …

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Moment Texas judge grants woman's request to abortion

WebCox's doctors say continuing the risk to her health and future fertility. This is the first lawsuit of its kind since Texas banned nearly all abortions last year. Abortion. Texas.

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Essex mental health unit neglect led to teen's death

WebA failure of basic protocol at an NHS mental health unit led to a patient dying by misadventure contributed to by neglect, an inquest jury has concluded. Morgan-Rose …

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Prince William shocks mum on mental health charity walk

WebThe Prince of Wales has sprung a surprise on Emma Webb, who is pulling a life-sized model horse 160 miles (257km) in memory of her daughter Brodie, 16, who took …

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Israel hostages in Gaza: We have evidence their health worsening, …

WebFamilies of people being held captive in Gaza say they have "solid intelligence" that the health of several hostages has deteriorated. Some are "now in immediate …

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