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A fifth of diabetes patients undiagnosedSubscription
One in five people with diabetes remain undiagnosed, a new national audit across England has revealed.
Bone graft material, which may have come from stolen bodies and could be contaminated, was purchased by 25 hospitals from a US company, the UK drugs and products watchdog confirmed last week.
A free nurse-led helpline for men and their families concerned about prostate cancer has been launched by a leading cancer charity today.
Touch cuts distress for premature babiesSubscription
Premature babies have better outcomes if they experience gentle physical touch from their mothers in the first weeks of their life, according to nurse-led research.
A computerised system that scans mammograms and looks for suspicious growths automatically could speed up the breast cancer screening process, according to a study by Cancer Research UK.
There is no evidence to support an 'ultra-low' LDL-cholesterol target for people at high risk of heart disease, according to a review of research by US authors.
Bi-lateral ovary removal linked to early deathSubscription
Pre-menopausal women who have both ovaries removed are more likely to die of all causes unless they receive additional oestrogen, a new study reports.
One in five stroke survivors suffer depressionSubscription
Primary care nurses have been urged to look for signs of depression in stroke survivors following research from Australia that found the risk of depression is high but that treatments rates are low.
Drinking cola increases risk of osteoporosisSubscription
Drinking cola increases the risk of osteoporosis in older women, according to US researchers who measured bone mineral density at the hip and spine in 2,500 people who drank cola but no other carbonated beverages.
Almost one in five adults with no history of a stroke may have had an undiagnosed, or 'silent stroke', research has shown.