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Red wine could mask testosterone levels, experts warn

Red wine could mask testosterone levels, experts warn

Jan. 7, 2013 — Red wine could give athletes and players a boost in the sports arena by increasing the amount of performance-enhancing hormone testosterone in their bodies, according to researchers from London’s Kingston University. However not only could the beverage help them to trophy success, it could also allow them to beat anti-doping tests Continue reading

Government ads back health eating

Government ads back health eating

6 January 2013 Last updated at 20:42 ET A government-backed advertising campaign to promote healthier eating habits in England is being launched later. Several supermarkets are offering reduced prices on some products and meals to families who sign up in the latest phase of the Change4Life scheme. They will also receive a book of healthy recipe ideas. Continue reading

Totally blind mice get sight back

Totally blind mice get sight back

5 January 2013 Last updated at 19:35 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Totally blind mice have had their sight restored by injections of light-sensing cells into the eye, UK researchers report. The team in Oxford said their studies closely resemble the treatments that would be needed in people with degenerative eye disease. Similar results have already been achieved with night-blind mice 1 . Continue reading

Trust overpays staff £1m in error

Trust overpays staff £1m in error

5 January 2013 Last updated at 11:22 ET A London NHS trust has overpaid its staff by a total of nearly £1m a year since 2010, documents have revealed. In one case, a doctor was paid £4,000 a month by Barts and the London NHS Trust for nearly four years for on-call duties he or she was not doing. 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

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

Military health expert knighted

Military health expert knighted

28 December 2012 Last updated at 19:05 ET A leading researcher into the mental health of military personnel has been knighted in the New Year’s Honours. Prof Simon Wessely, said he was “genuinely surprised and incredibly honoured” by the award Continue reading

Hospital plan to spot abuse victims

Hospital plan to spot abuse victims

26 December 2012 Last updated at 21:28 ET An online system to identify children who may be in danger of abuse or neglect is to be created for use in hospitals across England. Continue reading

Gout study offers genetic insight into ‘disease of kings’

Gout study offers genetic insight into ‘disease of kings’

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Amazon removes HIV testing kits

Amazon removes HIV testing kits

20 December 2012 Last updated at 12:54 ET By Carolyn Atkinson & Joe Kent You & Yours A BBC investigation has found HIV home testing kits widely available online – including on Britain’s biggest online retailer Amazon. Under the HIV Testing Kits and Services Regulations 1992 it is illegal to sell products which offer on-the-spot HIV results in the UK Continue reading