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Issue : January 2013

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  • Going bald by 40 'raises prostate cancer risk'

    Going bald by 40 'raises prostate cancer risk'

    NHS Choices4 February, 2013

    “Men who go bald by the age of 40 are more likely to get prostate cancer”, reports the Daily Mail today.

  • New meningitis B vaccine approved for UK use

    New meningitis B vaccine approved for UK use

    NHS Choices3 February, 2013

    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.

  • Aspirin linked to increased blindness risk

    Long-term aspirin use 'increases blindness risk'

    NHS Choices2 February, 2013

    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.

  • Books effective in treating depression

    DIY depression therapy - self-help books 'effective'

    NHS Choices1 February, 2013

    “Prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression” BBC News has reported.

  • Fruit

    Eating your 5 A DAY 'could make you more optimistic'

    NHS Choices31 January, 2013

    “Another good reason to eat your greens: It makes you more optimistic about the future”, is the cheerful news in the Daily Mail.

  • Autistic child

    Is it possible for children to 'grow out' of autism?

    NHS Choices30 January, 2013

    “Children can ‘grow out of’ autism, psychologists say, challenging the established view that autism is a permanent, incurable condition,” The Independent has reported.

  • twitter

    Twitter diet? Tweeting can 'aid weight loss'

    NHS Choices23 January, 2013

    “Logging on to Twitter could help you shed a few pounds,” the Daily Mail has reported.

  • Pregnancy

    IVF pregnancies 'increase blood clot risk' in mothers

    NHS Choices22 January, 2013

    “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.

  • Breast cancer

    Breast cancer drugs set for preventative use

    NHS Choices21 January, 2013

    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

    Does the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet work?

    NHS Choices20 January, 2013

    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.

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