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Hospital long waits highest since 2008

Hospital long waits highest since 2008

The number of patients in England waiting longer than 18 weeks for routine treatment is the largest since September 2008, official figures show. The data showed there were over 382,000 patients waiting longer than the target timeframe in April out ...

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Eating red onions may help combat cancer

Eating red onions may help combat cancer

Dark red onions, known as the richest source of dietary flavonoids, may help fight off cancer of the colon and breast, a researcher has suggested. “We found that onions are excellent at killing cancer cells,” said Abdulmonem Murayyan, doctoral student ...

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Chikungunya: 23 areas at higher risk in Dhaka

Chikungunya: 23 areas at higher risk in Dhaka

Residents at 23 neighbhourhoods in Dhaka were at a greater risk of being infected with Chikungunya, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research or IEDCR gave a list of the locations ...

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Smoking ‘light’ cigarettes may increase lung cancer risk

Smoking ‘light’ cigarettes may increase lung cancer risk

If you are a smoker using the so-called light cigarettes, for their lower levels of tar or nicotine, think twice. According to a study, you may be at an increased risk of developing a certain form of lung cancer that ...

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Preeclampsia may up stroke risk by 6 times

Preeclampsia may up stroke risk by 6 times

One in ten pregnant women, who suffer preeclampsia — characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches — may be six times more at risk of suffering a stroke during or after childbirth, researchers said. ...

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Exposure to diesel pollution may damage your heart

Exposure to diesel pollution may damage your heart

People exposed to particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel used in vehicles may be at greater risk of developing heart attack, heart failure and death, researchers warned.   The findings showed that exposure to PM 2.5 from diesel can ...

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Autism diagnoses ‘could be reduced under NHS plan’

Autism diagnoses ‘could be reduced under NHS plan’

Proposals to reduce the number of children being diagnosed with autism are being considered by NHS commissioners in south-west London. The idea of restricting an autism diagnosis to only the most severe cases was discussed earlier this month. The local ...

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NHS performance data delay ‘disappointing’, regulator says

NHS performance data delay ‘disappointing’, regulator says

Regulator NHS Improvement had wanted to publish data on the scale of hospital deficits but was advised against it by the government. NHS Improvement said it was “disappointing” the results could not be published until after the election. The Department ...

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