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‘Ban non-medics from giving Botox’

‘Ban non-medics from giving Botox’

28 January 2013 Last updated at 19:46 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Only trained doctors, nurses and dentists should provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox, say surgeons. Continue reading

Decrease in ‘man boob’ operations

Decrease in ‘man boob’ operations

27 January 2013 Last updated at 20:05 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News The number of operations to deal with ‘man boobs’ has fallen by a fifth in the past year in the UK, data on cosmetic surgery suggests. Continue reading

Cleaning jobs ‘link’ to adult asthma

Cleaning jobs ‘link’ to adult asthma

21 January 2013 Last updated at 21:48 ET People who work with cleaning products risk developing asthma, believe UK experts who have explored the link. Their study of more than 7,000 people suggests exposure to bleach and other chemicals is a factor in one in six cases of adult-onset asthma among British people in their mid-50s . The study, in Thorax 1 , identified 18 high-risk jobs – four of which involved cleaning. Continue reading

Tumors evolve rapidly in a childhood cancer, leaving fewer obvious treatment targets

Tumors evolve rapidly in a childhood cancer, leaving fewer obvious treatment targets

Jan. 20, 2013 — An extensive genomic study of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma reinforces the challenges in treating the most aggressive forms of this disease. Contrary to expectations, the scientists found relatively few recurrent gene mutations — mutations that would suggest new targets for neuroblastoma treatment. Continue reading

Slower growth of preterm infants linked to altered brain development

Slower growth of preterm infants linked to altered brain development

Jan. 16, 2013 — Preterm infants who grow more slowly as they approached what would have been their due dates also have slower development in an area of the brain called the cerebral cortex, report Canadian researchers in a new study published January 16 in Science Translational Medicine. The cerebral cortex is a two to four millimetre layer of cells that envelopes the top part of the brain and is involved in cognitive, behavioural, and motor processes. Continue reading

Cancer drug fund ‘uncertain future’

Cancer drug fund ‘uncertain future’

16 January 2013 Last updated at 02:52 ET Many cancer patients could face an uncertain future over funding for their drugs, a parliamentary report says. A government initiative increasing access to cancer drugs ends this year, but the system promised to replace it is “nebulous” and ill-defined, say MPs Continue reading

Extra heart check for over-65s

Extra heart check for over-65s

15 January 2013 Last updated at 22:26 ET A new blood pressure measuring device which can also detect a dangerous heart condition has been backed by the NHS watchdog. Continue reading

Doctors join debate over drug policy

Doctors join debate over drug policy

14 January 2013 Last updated at 23:00 ET UK drugs policy needs a stronger health focus as criminalisation is deterring users from seeking help, say doctors. Continue reading

Doctors join debate over drug policy

Doctors join debate over drug policy

14 January 2013 Last updated at 23:00 ET UK drugs policy needs a stronger health focus as criminalisation is deterring users from seeking help, say doctors. Although illicit drug use has been declining in the UK, long-term problem drug use and drug-related deaths are not decreasing, says the British Medical Association. Continue reading

Cancer claims ‘bucket list’ teen

Cancer claims ‘bucket list’ teen

13 January 2013 Last updated at 06:11 ET A Cumbrian teenager, who set up an internet “bucket list” of things she wanted to achieve, has died following a long battle with cancer. Alice Pyne, 17, from Ulverston, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 13 and published her internet wish list in 2011. Alice and her sister Milly were each awarded the British Empire Medal last year for their charity efforts Continue reading