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Issue : September 2010

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  • “Caffeine helps cut brain cancer risk,” said the Daily Express, reporting that a daily cup of tea or coffee can stop tumours growing by restricting blood flow to the brain.

    Tea, coffee and brain cancer

    NHS Choices19 October, 2010

    “Caffeine helps cut brain cancer risk,” said the Daily Express, reporting that a daily cup of tea or coffee can stop tumours growing by restricting blood flow to the brain.

  • The “contraceptive coil raises hope of delaying womb cancer”, reported the BBC.

    Baby hope after womb cancer

    NHS Choices18 October, 2010

    The “contraceptive coil raises hope of delaying womb cancer”, reported the BBC.

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    Flu jab 'may cut heart attacks'

    NHS Choices17 October, 2010

    “The winter flu jab may prevent heart attacks,” reported The Daily Telegraph.

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    Body fat virus link still unproven

    NHS Choices16 October, 2010

    A virus “could make children obese by attacking fat cells”, according to the Daily Mail.

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    Diabetes 'test' needs more work

    NHS Choices15 October, 2010

    A simple blood test is being developed that could save thousands of lives every year by predicting a person’s risk of getting heart disease and diabetes, reported the Daily Mail

  • Breast screening breast cancer mammogram

    Breast cancer genes examined

    NHS Choices14 October, 2010

    The increased risk of breast cancer caused by a known genetic mutation may be altered by variations in other parts of the DNA, BBC News reported

  • back pain

    Osteoarthritis supplement study

    NHS Choices13 October, 2010

    Supplements to ease the pain of arthritis “do not work”, reported The Independent.

  • milk

    Dairy diet

    NHS Choices12 October, 2010

    “Two glasses of milk each day will help [you] lose weight,” reported the Daily Express.

  • maternity pregnancy pregnant

    'Artificial ovary' created

    NHS Choices11 October, 2010

    An artificial ovary “can mature human eggs” outside the body, according to The Daily Telegraph.

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    Aspirin cuts bowel cancer risk

    NHS Choices10 October, 2010

    “Aspirin cuts bowel cancer risk by 22%: a tablet a day helps stop killer tumours forming,” read the headline in the Daily Mail.

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