Issue : 17 June 2015
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“Roughly half of deaths from 12 smoking-related cancers may be linked directly to cigarette use, a US study estimates,” the Mail Online reports.
“All newborn babies in England and Scotland are to be offered a vaccine to combat meningitis B from September,” BBC News reports.
“A ‘smart’ insulin patch could replace painful injections to help millions of people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check,” the Daily Mirror reports; though the technology has only been tested on mice.
“Fifty everyday chemicals…could be combining to increase our risk of cancer,” is the alarmist headline in the Mail Online.
“Eating protein and veg BEFORE carbs…could help diabetics control their blood sugar,” the Mail Online reports.
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Thinking of throwing a sicky? Your usual alibi might be a little less convincing after today’s report by The Independent that “Four in 10 Britons immune to flu symptoms, leading to hopes of a new vaccine”.
“Experts have identified a ‘trigger’ which enables breast cancer cells to spread,” the Daily Mirror reports.
“Avocados could hold the key to helping beat rare form of leukaemia,” The Independent reports; specifically acute myeloid leukaemia, which is an uncommon and aggressive cancer of the white blood cells.
Infants and children who are prescribed acid-reducing medications face a substantially higher risk of developing Clostridium difficile infection, according to analysis of UK data.