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Antibiotics may be better than NSAIDs to treat urinary tract infections

Treating the symptoms of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections with non-steroidal...

Genetic markers could catch oesophageal cancer earlier

Genetic markers indicating early signs of oesophageal cancer could help improve low rates of...

Wounds sustained in daytime heal faster due to body clock

Wounds sustained at night heal more slowly because of how our body clocks work, scientists...

Rapid diagnosis, treatment crucial to melanoma survival

Fast diagnosis and treatment of melanoma can significantly increase chances of survival,...

Women at risk of breast cancer returning if they stop therapy

Women who have had breast cancer and stop endocrine therapy after five years may have a risk...

Emergency care rules fail to curb ‘weekend effect’ hospital deaths

Introducing priority standards for emergency care in hospitals in England has failed to curb...

Doctors might delay retirement if work hours, red tape were cut

Taking steps to retain older medical staff would reduce turnover and could enhance patient...

Blood-thinning drugs could protect against dementia

Patients with an irregular heartbeat can almost halve their risk of developing dementia by...

Drugs used to treat acid reflux increase stomach cancer risk

Healthcare professionals are urged to exercise caution when prescribing proton pump...

Massage could help muscle regrowth in immobile patients

Rehabilitation of patients who are unable to exercise could be enhanced by stimulating...

Healthcare staff need recovery time after mass casualty events

The impact of terrorist attacks and disasters that cause multiple casualties can be felt by...

Child and adolescent obesity jumps ten-fold in 40 years

Obesity in children and adolescents has increased ten-fold worldwide in the past 40 years,...

Obese children more likely to need repeated hospital visits for asthma

Children taken to hospital due to asthma may be at risk of repeated admissions if they are...

Healthy lifelong diet pays dividends in older age

People who have a healthier diet throughout adulthood are more likely to be stronger and...

Heart surgery in afternoon less risky due to body clock

Patients who have open heart surgery in the afternoon could be at less risk of adverse...

Support needed to promote more exercise by older people

Better training and support is needed to help health professionals promote the benefits of...

Being underweight increases chances of early menopause

Study involving almost 80,000 women finds that a BMI of under 18 increases the risk of early...

Sharp rise in self-harm among teenage girls

Teenage girls are more likely to self-harm than boys, possibly due to factors such as...

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