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Teenagers who identify with ‘goth’ culture are more likely to self-harm

Young people who self-identify as ‘goths’ have a significantly increased risk of depression...

Antibodies increase the risk of poor outcome for patients with autoimmune hepatitis

The presence of antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen (SLA/LP) is...

Structured exercise during haemodialysis significantly improves physical capacity

A structured exercise programme during haemodialysis can significantly improve strength and...

Healthy diet before pregnancy linked to lower risk of heart defects in babies at birth

Women who have a healthy diet before becoming pregnant have a significantly reduced risk of...

Lack of training is one of the biggest barriers to identifying cancer in children, say...

Childhood cancer charity CLIC Sargent is calling for improved support for GPs in identifying...

Preventive measures to reduce lower back pain in men should begin in youth

Obesity or being overweight in early adulthood and throughout life increases the risk of...

NHS hospital staff who treat victims of human trafficking feel ‘inadequately prepared’

Around one in eight hospital staff working in care settings treat the victims of people...

Low-dose aspirin can reduce preeclampsia risk and complications

Low-dose aspirin reduces the risk and complications of preeclampsia for women at high risk...

New blood test could predict breast cancer relapse months before tumours show on scan

Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer able to identify which patients...

Population is living longer but illness and disability mean many gain ‘unhealthy years’

People in the UK are living longer but are coping with more medical ailments that cause...

Students lack the confidence to deal with domestic abuse

Undergraduate nursing and midwifery training should include education about domestic abuse,...

Mortality rate for children under five in the UK almost double that in Sweden

The death rate in preschool children in the UK is almost twice as high as in Sweden,...

Balance retraining exercise programmes help to reduce falls in at-risk older women

A community-based balance retraining programme for older women could help reduce the...

Divorced men who remarry more likely to be depressed than those who remain single

Divorced men who remarry are almost one third more likely to be prescribed antidepressants...

Practice nurses reluctant to broach sensitive issue of weight loss with patients

GPs and practice nurses need better training in obesity care if they are to effectively...

Even a little moderate physical activity goes a long way for over-60s

People aged over 60 who undertake even a small amount of moderate to vigorous physical...

Bone marrow infusion shows promise for patients with advanced cardiac failure

Treating patients with advanced heart failure with an infusion of bone marrow stem cells can...

Holistic care is key to cancer screening uptake in survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Compassionate care is vital to increase cancer screening uptake among survivors of childhood...

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