Issue : August 2012
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Playing rugby could increase the chance of dementia if players receive repeated knocks to the head, The Daily Telegraph has reported.
“Bad sleep may predict Alzheimer’s,” the BBC has reported, saying that “problems sleeping may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s if a study in mice also applies to people”.
Hundreds of NHS patients undergoing acupuncture have suffered complications including dizziness, collapsed lungs and even needles being left in their bodies, the Daily Mail warned.
“Women who look after their teeth and gums ‘have lower risk of dementia’”, the Daily Mail says.
“Oral sex is good for women’s health and helps fight depression”, was the Daily Mail’s lurid headline today, while The Sun opted for a more straightforward “Semen is good for you”.
“Flu can be spread long before symptoms appear,” according to the Daily Mail.
“IVF embryos that were frozen may result in healthier babies,” reports The Guardian.
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A third of young people are putting themselves at risk by not taking care in the sun, a charity has said.