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High salt intake linked to social inequalities

High salt intake linked to social inequalities

Jan. 7, 2013 — People from low socio-economic positions in Britain eat more salt than the well off, irrespective of where they live, states a paper led by Warwick Medical School published on January 8 in the BMJ Open journal . The research was carried out by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nutrition , based in the Division of Mental Health & Wellbeing of Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick. Continue reading

New target for common heart condition identified

New target for common heart condition identified

Jan. 8, 2013 — Researchers have found new evidence that metabolic stress can increase the onset of atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), a common heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. Continue reading

New target for common heart condition identified

New target for common heart condition identified

Jan. 8, 2013 — Researchers have found new evidence that metabolic stress can increase the onset of atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), a common heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. Continue reading

New target for common heart condition identified

New target for common heart condition identified

Jan. 8, 2013 — Researchers have found new evidence that metabolic stress can increase the onset of atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), a common heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. Continue reading

Campaign over Iraq death doctor

Campaign over Iraq death doctor

8 January 2013 Last updated at 02:41 ET About 300 people have attended a meeting calling for a GP who was struck off over the death of a detainee in Iraq to be reinstated. Continue reading

Quitting smoking ‘reduces anxiety’

Quitting smoking ‘reduces anxiety’

1 January 2013 Last updated at 21:35 ET Smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards – despite the belief that smoking relieves stress, researchers say. The British Journal of Psychiatry study followed nearly 500 smokers attending NHS stop smoking clinics in England Continue reading

Charities start alcohol campaigns

Charities start alcohol campaigns

1 January 2013 Last updated at 08:31 ET Two national charities have launched different campaigns urging people to cut down on their alcohol consumption. Alcohol Concern is urging drinkers to shun alcohol for January, with benefits which it says include saving money, losing weight and feeling healthier. But the British Liver Trust said people should follow its recommendations throughout the year, including taking 2-3 days off alcohol every week. Continue reading

Call to ban cosmetic ops ‘hard sell’

Call to ban cosmetic ops ‘hard sell’

30 December 2012 Last updated at 19:01 ET Banning free consultations and giving patients more information on risks could help make cosmetic surgery safer, a public consultation has proposed. The suggestions, included in 180 responses from patients, the public and industry, are being published as part of the review set up after the PIP breast implant scandal last year. 1 A final report, by Sir Bruce Keogh the NHS Medical Director, is due in March. Continue reading

Training push for foreign doctors

Training push for foreign doctors

30 December 2012 Last updated at 06:52 ET Foreign doctors in the UK will face a more rigorous assessment, after figures showed a high proportion of doctors who are disciplined are from overseas. In the last five years, 63% of doctors either struck off or suspended by the General Medical Council (GMC) were trained outside the UK Continue reading

Training push for foreign doctors

Training push for foreign doctors

30 December 2012 Last updated at 06:52 ET Foreign doctors in the UK will face a more rigorous assessment, after figures showed a high proportion of doctors who are disciplined are from overseas. Continue reading