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Kidney failure risk for diabetics

Kidney failure risk for diabetics

24 January 2013 Last updated at 20:50 ET Keeping your kidneys healthy could be one of the best ways to extend your life if you have diabetes, researchers have suggested. Continue reading

NI women slow to recognise cancer

NI women slow to recognise cancer

23 January 2013 Last updated at 01:08 ET By Marie Louise Connolly BBC Northern Ireland health correspondent Women in Northern Ireland are among the least aware in the UK when it comes to recognising the symptoms of ovarian cancer, a recent survey suggests. Continue reading

Hearing loss in ‘brain decline link’

Hearing loss in ‘brain decline link’

22 January 2013 Last updated at 02:44 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News The brains of elderly patients with hearing loss appear to decline more rapidly than those with full hearing, a US study shows. Suggested explanations include rewiring of the brain as hearing declines or social isolation caused by not being able to communicate. Continue reading

Kids asthma ‘drop’ after smoking ban

Kids asthma ‘drop’ after smoking ban

21 January 2013 Last updated at 00:00 ET By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News There was a sharp fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with severe asthma after smoke-free legislation was introduced in England, say researchers. Continue reading

Healer’s cancer claim ‘dangerous’

Healer’s cancer claim ‘dangerous’

14 January 2013 Last updated at 01:41 ET A spiritual healer who claims to be able to treat cancer using a special diet has been condemned by medical experts for giving “dangerous advice”. Dr Corascendea Cathar, 62, who has no medical qualifications, claims her “Dhaxem” healing can treat cancer and charges £280 a session. Prof Chris Bunce from charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, said what Dr Cathar was offering was “scary”. 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

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 Continue reading

Alternative arthritis care queried

Alternative arthritis care queried

8 January 2013 Last updated at 20:24 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Few complementary therapies appear to help musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis, say experts who have looked at the available trial evidence. Most alternative treatments have either not been scientifically tested or subjected to limited investigations, says Arthritis Research UK. Of 25 therapies, only a handful were judged to have enough medical evidence to support their use. Continue reading

Spit test ‘improves’ asthma care

Spit test ‘improves’ asthma care

7 January 2013 Last updated at 20:20 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News A simple spit test could identify thousands of children with severe asthma who are taking medication which will never help them, scientists say. One in seven people will not respond to salmeterol, found in purple or green inhalers, which is given to tens of thousands of children in the UK. A study of 62 children showed those patients could be identified and given effective treatment Continue reading

NICE approves eye drug for diabetes

NICE approves eye drug for diabetes

3 January 2013 Last updated at 15:16 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News A drug that can save the sight of people with diabetes may now be made available on the NHS in England and Wales – reversing an earlier decision. Continue reading