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Leicester patient was moved 13 times before death

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Mr Thompson's family said one spell at Melton Mowbray Hospital was for just 30 minutes                  The family of a World War Two veteran complained he was moved 13 times in various hospitals during the last 10 weeks of his life Reg Thompson, 94, was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) after a fall …

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High blood pressure: Sweet potatoes can help lower your reading

High blood pressure affects more than one in four adults in the UK, according to the NHS. But one problem that people face is that the condition is difficult to detect because symptoms are rarely noticeable. High blood pressure can often be prevented or reduced by eating healthy. Experts recommend cutting down the amount of salt in your food, as …

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Gender-bending chemicals in DUST 'could make children fat'

Gender-bending chemicals found in household DUST 'could make children obese' because they trigger fat cells to grow Household dust contains up to 70 chemicals known to cause fat cells to develop Chemicals are higher in the dust of homes of overweight or obese children Children consume between 60 and 100 milligrams of dust every day By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health …

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What we can do about weight biasing

Positive images of people with larger bodies are rare in today's media. (iStock) Research has shown that weight bias can threaten human physical and mental health, making it important for the medical community to be extra careful when discussing obesity. Unfortunately, a new report falls into the prestigious British medical journal Lancet card. The report, which highlights the link between …

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Child and Heart Group Demand

CLOSE A recent study warns health risks with diet drinks for women aged 50 and older. USA TODAY For the sake of child health, the US Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association require sugary-drink taxes, marketing limits for children and teenagers, and more accurate nutritional information on packaging. [19659004] In a political statement released on Monday, the two …

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Experts warn parents of the dangers of "chicken pox" parties rising again

How "steaming parties" rise again: Experts warn parents against natural immunity and the dangers of the unpredictable virus The practice of mixing healthy and water-infected children is said to be on the rise now, almost 25 years after the chicken pox vaccine was developed [19659003] Experts warn parents against participating in these "chickenpox parties" The severity of the virus is …

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More than 1000 Ebola cases were reported during outbreaks

The number of confirmed cases stands at 1 009, of which 944 are confirmed and 65 are likely in an outbreak that started in August. The death fee is at 629 – 564 confirmed from Ebola and 65 likely. It is the second deadliest and second largest Ebola outbreak in history, which was only topped by one in West Africa …

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Measles "cluster" found in Shasta, Tehama and Butte County

Buy photo Shasta County Public Health Minister Terri Fields Hosler, left and Dr. Karen Ramstrom, County Health Care Officer, discusses a cluster of measles cases discovered in Tehama, Butte and Shasta County. [Photo: DamonArthur / RecordSearchlight] A brass case reported in Shasta County is also related to two others reported in Butte and Tehama County, health care workers said Sunday. …

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