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Young cancer patients should be encouraged to consider fertility preservation options

Health professionals caring for young people with cancer should initiate discussions about...

Depression is a likely issue in patients treated for mental health asking for euthanasia

Patients with mental health problems in Belgium who request help to die on the grounds of ‘...

Substituting nurse aides for registered nurses can raise workload and affect safety

Nurse staffing models that substitute nursing aides for registered nurses can have a...

People who eat spicy food regularly have a reduced risk of death, say researchers

Eating spicy food more frequently as part of a daily diet is associated with a lower risk of...

Men who become fathers early are more likely to die in middle age, study suggests

Men who become fathers before the age of 25 have a higher risk of dying early in middle age...

Exercise programme helps pregnant women cope with back pain

Regular activity combined with nurse counselling reduces pain intensity

Older people with COPD have fall rates similar to those with neurological conditions

Older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a significantly increased risk...

Moderate alcohol intake could reduce risk of chronic pain

Alcohol consumption of up to 35 units a week is associated with decreasing risk of chronic...

Antibiotic and proton pump inhibitor therapy may help in prevention of stomach cancer

Eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacterium ( H. pylori ) with a short course of therapy using...

Weekly telephone-based peer support linked to reduced depression in mothers

Telephone-based peer support may be an effective intervention for postnatal depression and...

Drinking sugar sweetened beverages on a regular basis increases type 2 diabetes risk

Regular consumption of sugar sweetened beverages increases the risk of type 2 diabetes...

People with rheumatoid arthritis should not expect too much from total knee therapy

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis should be warned not to expect dramatic results from...

Certain antidepressants could increase the risk of birth defects

Taking some antidepressants in early pregnancy increases the risk of birth defects, a study...

Smokers significantly more likely than others to drink alcohol during pregnancy

Drinking alcohol while pregnant is common across all social groups but women are...

Cigarette smoking could be a cause of psychosis, not just a means to self-medicate

People who smoke are at increased risk of psychosis, suggests a review of the evidence.

Adoption process may prove more difficult for adults who have survived cancer

Cancer survivors may face additional hurdles when trying to adopt, suggests a study based on...

Guided self-help has benefits for those caring for a loved one with depression

Guided self-help can improve the experience of people who are caring for family members with...

Soy isoflavone supplements of no benefit in patients with poorly controlled asthma

A randomised clinical trial has found soy isoflavone supplements are not beneficial to...

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