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Nurse-led intervention improves adherence to HIV treatment

A nurse-led self-management programme for people with HIV can significantly improve adherence to medication used to treat the condition, new study results suggest.

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Patients with cancer want more research into palliative and end of life care

Palliative and end of life care should be top priorities for future research, a new study suggests.

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Flu drugs taken during pregnancy do not pose increased risk to newborns

There is no evidence to suggest an increased risk to newborns whose mothers take drugs to prevent or treat influenza during pregnancy, new study results suggest.

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Strong evidence to support association between obesity and certain types of cancer

A large review lead by researchers at Imperial College London has discovered ‘strong evidence’ to support the association between obesity and some major types of cancer, mainly those related to digestive organs and hormone-related malignancies.

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Study suggests clever teenagers more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis

Brainy teenagers are more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis than their less academically gifted peers but are less likely to smoke, new study results suggest.

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Get your ‘five a day’ to reduce dementia risk

Having at least three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit a day could help prevent dementia in older adults, new research suggests.

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Childhood behavioural difficulties linked to exposure to insecticides

Exposure to a particular group of synthetic chemicals may be linked to behavioural difficulties in six year olds, say researchers in France.

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Education does not protect against age-related memory problems

While older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, this does not protect them from declines in memory and thinking as they age, say researchers from University College London.

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Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence

There is a lack of scientific evidence to support the use of most off-label antidepressants, new study results suggest.

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Severe gum disease may be early sign of diabetes

Severe gum disease, or periodontitis, could be an early sign of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, say researchers.

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Eating fruit and vegetables reduces COPD risk in men

Men who are former or current smokers and eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can significantly lower their risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new study results suggest.

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Severe deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulthood

Severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a psychological impact on early adulthood, new study results suggest.

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One-off screening test cuts risk of developing bowel cancer by a third

A one-off screening test for bowel cancer reduces the risk of developing the disease for at least 17 years, say UK researchers.

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Vitamin D can help stave off respiratory tract infections

Vitamin D supplements can help prevent acute respiratory tract infections, particularly among those who are vitamin D deficient, new study results suggest.

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More support for health professionals would cut unnecessary antibiotic use in hospitals

Interventions designed to help hospital health professionals prescribe antibiotics more appropriately can help reduce unnecessary antibiotic use, say a team of Cochrane researchers from the UK.

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Lifetime weight gain linked to oesophageal and stomach cancers

People who are overweight in early adulthood and become obese in later life are three times more likely to develop cancer of the oesophagus or upper stomach, new study results suggest.

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Hip fractures associated with increased risk of dying in older people

Older people who experience a hip fracture have an increased risk of dying both immediately after the fracture and in the longer term, say researchers.

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Bariatric surgery better than medical therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who have bariatric surgery have better glycaemic control than those who receive intensive medical therapy alone, a new study suggests.