Key Quotes - Health

Key Quotes - Health

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Last update: Wednesday 11th December
 
Care home workers believe wearing pyjamas during night-shifts could help people with dementia know it is bedtime, according to a poll.
HealthThe Sentinel, 28th October 2019
 
The UK sits at the bottom of a major league table for cancer survival in high-income countries. While survival rates are improving, the UK performs worst for some key cancers,
HealthThe Sentinel, 12th September
 
Spikes in air pollution trigger hundreds of heart attacks, strokes and acute asthma attacks in English cities, according to new research.
HealthThe Sentinel, 21st October
 
Vegan and vegetarian diets are linked to a lower risk of heart disease but may increase the risk of stroke, experts say. A university of Oxford study found people who follow the diets have 22% lower risk of heart disease than meat eaters, while those who eat fish but no meat have a 13% reduced risk.
HealthThe Sentinel, 5th September
 
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high income countries, while cardiovascular disease continues to be the biggest killer in poorer nations.
HealthThe Sentinel, 4th September
 
More than 100,000 cancer suffers missed out on early diagnosis in one year, largely due to staffing pressures, a charity has said.
HealthThe Sentinel, 2nd September
 
Adapted pig heart could be transplanted into patients within three year, according to a report citing the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK.
HealthThe Sentinel, 19th August
 
A rapid blood test which detects heart failure at an early stage has been developed by scientists. The new test, which is being earmarked for future use on the NHS, is far more accurate than the current check and could help hundreds of thousands of people.
HealthThe Sentinel, 4 June 2019
 
UK MPs are more likely to suffer poor mental health than the public and those in other high income jobs, research suggests. Parliamentarians are more likely to say they are stressed, unable to sleep from worry, feel worthless or depressed, the survey found.
HealthThe Sentinel, 2nd July 2019
 
Air pollution could shorten a childís life by up to seven months, a new study suggests. An eight-year old child born in 2011 may die between two to seven months early if exposed over their lifetime to projected future pollution concentrations, Kingís College London researchers studying Birmingham have found.
HealthThe Sentinel, 08 July 2019
 
Amazonís Alexa is set to answer peopleís health queries by searching the official NHS website. A new partnership with the NHS means Alexa will now give answers based on information from the health service website, which has been verified by health professionals.
HealthThe Sentinel, 10 July 2019
 
Drinking less than one can of sugary drink or 100% fruit juice per day has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, research in France suggests. Experts reported that people consuming just under 200ml on average of a sugar-sweetened drink or fruit juice each day had an 18% increased risk of all types of cancer.
HealthThe Sentinel, 11 July 2019
 
A daily pill could offer an alternative life-extending treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer, new research suggests. Enzalutamide, which works by blocking the effect of testosterone on prostate cancer cells, is already available on the NHS for those no longer responding to hormone injections.
HealthThe Sentinel, 3 June 2019
 
One person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales, new figures suggest. A total of 202,665 people received a diagnosis in the two countries in 2017, which is equivalent to 23 people every hour.
HealthThe Sentinel, 2 April 2019
 
A non-surgical nose job could soon be a reality thanks to a technique that uses tiny needles, electric current and 3D-printed moulds to reshape living tissue. The process promises to revolutionise cosmetic surgery, which often involves long recovery times.
HealthThe Sentinel. 3 April 2019
 
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