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Colonoscopy? How About a Blood Test?

Nobody likes getting a colonoscopy. For the people who catch colon cancer early thanks to that bowel camera, the standard screening—every 5 to 10 years from age 50 to 75—proves invaluable. For the 993 people in 1,000 who don’t test positive following a colonoscopy, the pain (and for the uninsured, the expense) can be enough to make them skip the ...

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‘Stark increase’ in overweight youngsters

Rates of excess weight varied by nation, with nearly 40% of young people in Northern Ireland obese or overweight compared with 38% in Wales and 35% in both Scotland and England. The levels showed little change up to the age of seven, but then made a big jump in the next four years. At the age of seven, 25.5% of ...

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Anita Pallenberg remembered by Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull recalls her friend and fellow 60s survivor, who styled the Stones, made her own art and was afraid of nobody Talking about Anita is something I have to do. I dont want who she really was to be forgotten. People think of her in one way a 60s muse, all that shit but she was so much more ...

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UK most obese nation in Western Europe

Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe Is this the food that is making us all fat? Weight-related deaths can affect non-obese too British obesity rates have grown to 27% of people with a body mass index (BMI) above 30. The OECD average is 19%. Overweight people have a BMI between 25 and 30. The OECD lists the UK ...

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Licensed Diabetes Drug Could Dramatically Increase Human Life Span

The fountain of youth might soon become a reality as scientists prepare the first human trial for an anti-aging pill. Passing the 120-candlemilestone in excellent health may have once been exclusive to biblical characters or descendantsof Beren, but researchersthinkthat everyone could live to that age thanks to a cheapdrug, called metformin, which is already commercially available andcurrently used for the ...

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Artificial Pancreas Trials To Begin In The U.S.

In the U.S. alone, 1.25 million Americans suffer from type 1 diabetes, a potentially debilitating and life-changing condition. Every year, more and more people are diagnosed, and the only common treatment is regular insulin injections. A research team hoping to revolutionize diabetes treatment has developed an artificial pancreas that automatically detects changing bloodsugar levels and administers insulin automatically, as announced ...

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Female genital mutilation and what we’re really talking about beneath the weasel words ‘genital cutting’

The recent news that a grand jury in Michigan has indicted three people, including two doctors, for female genital mutilation is a welcome development. As the first ever prosecutions of this crime in the United States, the case shines much needed light on an underground human rights abuse that has been going on for too long. Female genital mutilation has ...

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New Drug Appears To Eliminate Type 2 Diabetes For First Time

Type 2 diabetes, although influenced by a persons genes, is largely thought to be brought about by a poor diet and being overweight for prolonged periods of time, particularly at an old age. The pancreas is either unable to produce enough insulin, or the bodys cells simply dont react to insulin, which leads to dangerously high blood sugar levels. This ...

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