Clare Lomas

obesity
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Significant adult weight gain can increase cancer risk

Substantial weight gain over many years significantly increases the risk of obesity-related cancers, say researchers from the University of Manchester and The Health eResearch Centre.

antisocial
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Parents who lack social confidence have shy babies

Babies whose parents feel uncomfortable in social situations are less interested in other people, new research suggests.

Skill mix
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Diluting hospital nursing skill mix ‘not in the public interest’

Policies should be treated with caution because the consequences can be life threatening for patients, say researchers.

total hip replacement
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No evidence that hip replacement surgery increases physical activity

The purpose of hip replacement surgery has been called into question, after researchers from...

hip fracture
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Benzodiazepine use increases risk of hip fracture in people with Alzheimer’s disease

The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in people with Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers from the University of Eastern Finland.

depressed
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Young people with chronic liver conditions at increased risk of anxiety and depression

Researchers from King’s College London have called for a greater focus on the mental health...

obese woman
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Obese women with diabetes should replace diet drinks with water to lose weight

Overweight and obese women with type 2 diabetes should replace diet beverages with water if...

ultrasound
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Ultrasound after tibial fracture does not speed up healing

Receiving ultrasound after surgery to repair a fractured tibia does not accelerate healing...

autopsy
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Majority of stillbirth cases remain unexplained

In the majority of stillbirth cases the cause remains unknown despite a full post-mortem...

obesity
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Hand-held respiratory training device improves physical activity in obese people

Obese people too breathless to become physically active could benefit from daily breathing...

smoking
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Parental absence linked to smoking and drinking in children

Children with an absent parent as a result of death or relationship breakdown are more...

parents
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Fathers who embrace parenthood less likely to have pre-teens with behavioural issues

Children whose dads adjust well to parenthood and feel confident in their new role are less likely to have behavioural problems in their pre-teen years, new study results suggest.

smoking
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Don’t expect nurses to be role models for healthy behaviours

Expecting nurses to be role models for healthy behaviours is unrealistic, unhelpful and...

bad
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Women in deprived areas have increased risk of coronary heart disease

Women living in more deprived areas of the UK and with lower levels of education have a...

autism
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Parent-led early intervention in autism can reduce symptom severity

An early intervention in autism aimed at helping parents communicate with their child can...

depressed
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Depression can shorten lung cancer survival rates

Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival rates for patients with...

women and alcohol
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Women catching up with men in alcohol consumption

Women are catching up with men in terms of alcohol consumption, researchers say.

exercise
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Exercise could help ward off memory decline in older people

Older people who already have memory and thinking problems could benefit from exercise, say...

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