Issue : January 2013
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“Men who go bald by the age of 40 are more likely to get prostate cancer”, reports the Daily Mail today.
Much of the media are reporting the news that a new meningitis B vaccine called Bexsero has been licensed by the European Commission. This means the vaccine should soon be available for use in the UK.
The Daily Telegraph reports that using aspirin regularly could triple the risk of developing one of the commonest forms of blindness; “wet” age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – which causes progressive loss of central vision.
“Prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression” BBC News has reported.
“Another good reason to eat your greens: It makes you more optimistic about the future”, is the cheerful news in the Daily Mail.
“Children can ‘grow out of’ autism, psychologists say, challenging the established view that autism is a permanent, incurable condition,” The Independent has reported.
“Logging on to Twitter could help you shed a few pounds,” the Daily Mail has reported.
“A new study has found that women who undergo IVF have a higher risk of experiencing blood clots and pulmonary embolism while they are pregnant,” ITV News has reported.
Almost all of the newspapers and their websites are leading with the news that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published draft guidelines recommending that women with a high risk of familial breast cancer should be offered preventative drug treatments.
The 5:2 diet is an increasingly popular diet plan with a flurry of newspaper articles and books being published on it in the run up to Christmas 2012 and in January 2013.