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  • A fifth of diabetes patients undiagnosedSubscription

    20 September, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    One in five people with diabetes remain undiagnosed, a new national audit across England has revealed.

  • UK hospitals may have bought stolen bone, watchdog warnsSubscription

    24 September, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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.

  • Prostate cancer charity launches free nurse-led helplineSubscription

    24 September, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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

    24 September, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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.

  • Computers can assist in screening for breast cancerSubscription

    25 September, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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.

  • Lack of evidence on benefit of 'ultra-low' cholesterolSubscription

    3 October, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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

    4 October, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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

    5 October, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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

    5 October, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    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.

  • One in five adults may have had a 'silent stroke'.Subscription

    9 October, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Almost one in five adults with no history of a stroke may have had an undiagnosed, or 'silent stroke', research has shown.

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