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The role of genetic factors in pain after hip replacement

Patients with a form of IL6 gene were more likely to need higher doses of pain medication

Role of genetic factors in pain after hip replacement

In recent years, increasing attention has been given to the contribution of genetic factors...

Higher potato intake associated with hypertension risk

The aim of three US prospective longitudinal cohort studies was to determine whether a...

Carers are not always seeking out the support they may need

‘Hidden carers’ refers to informal carers who may not recognise themselves as carers and so...

Saturated fat may not be as bad for us after all

The traditional diet-heart hypothesis predicts that replacing saturated fat with vegetable...

Aspirin can aid bandage as the best treatment for leg ulcers

Best practice for venous leg ulcers is a firm graduated compression bandage to reduce venous...

Signs to look for when ageing affects body’s glucose levels

A hypoglycaemic episode in an older adult can lead to complications including falls,...

Exercise and dance offer multiple benefits after breast operations

Radiotherapy is administered to most women after breast-conserving surgery for cancer and to...

Macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50.

Recurrent stroke

More than 30% of strokes occur after a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)...

Sleep patterns in care homes

Sleep progresses through three stages, N1, N2 and N3, of non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM...

CBT for depression after stroke

Emotional difficulties after stroke are common, distressing and likely to affect...

Shingles associated with short-term increased risk of stroke

The varicella zoster virus causes varicella, or chickenpox, before becoming latent in...

Atrial fibrillation is stronger risk factor for heart disease in women

Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of stroke, and a growing body of...

Parkinson’s disease

Deep brain stimulation is one of the most effective treatments for advanced Parkinson’s...

Dementia and marriage

Marriage is known to have a beneficial effect on dementia risk. More than two million people...

Musculoskeletal pain

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and one of the most frequent causes of...

New treatments aim to halt or delay osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects an estimated 10% of men and 18% of women over 60 with age the...

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