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Why do plastic surgeons need to correct prominent ears? by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Correcting prominent ears in children can have a profoundly positive effect on their psychological well being. This is backed up by the findings of a number of studies inclu ... Read on »
Hard-to-treat Breast Cancers and the PHGDH Gene by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer According to a US study published in Nature a gene has been identified that is linked to 70 % of the hard-to-treat breast cancers i.e. those that are resistant to hormone ther ... Read on »
Eating disorders are not about food by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It’s about knowing who you are. Consultant Psychologist, Dr Barbara Pearlman has pointed out that it is often a mistake to place the emphasis on the symptom (food – too much ... Read on »
Children’s Liver Disease Foundation Voices Concern Over Childhood Obesity Report by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF), the UK’s only charity dedicated to fighting all forms of liver disease of childhood, is echoing healthcare professionals’ concern ... Read on »
Worst Pain Imaginable Treated by Gamma Knife by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The worst pain imaginable is often caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia. As Consultant Neurosugeon, Mr Ian Sabin describes in his authoritative, plain English article for totalhealt ... Read on »
Brain Tumour Symptoms by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It is worth noting that the symptoms of brain tumours are similar to those of other neurological disorders, and many of the most common symptoms are often more associated with ... Read on »
GPs Missing Early Dementia, UK Study Shows by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education New research from the University of Leicester demonstrates that GPs are struggling to correctly identify people in the early stages of dementia resulting in both missed case ... Read on »
Ten Percent of Middle-Aged Europeans Are On Antidepressants, Study Suggests by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education New research from the University of Warwick and the IZA Institute in Bonn shows that 10% of middle-aged Europeans took antidepressants in 2010. The researchers looked in det ... Read on »
Blood pressure changes are related to age by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The findings of a recent study suggest that the main causes of increases in blood pressure over a lifetime can be modified and could be targeted to help prevent cardiovascul ... Read on »
Apple Ingredient Keeps Muscles Strong: Component of Apple Peels Found to Help Prevent Muscle... by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education An ingredient found in apple peel may be useful in preventing the muscle wasting that comes with illness and ageing.   Researchers at the University of Iowa gave ursol ... Read on »
Squeezing an arm may protect the heart following a heart-attack by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Scientists at the University of Leicester are investigating whether a simple squeeze on an arm can protect heart muscle from life-threatening damage following a heart attack ... Read on »
Sound Synchronisation Technology Holds the Key to Earlier Diagnosis of Heart Disease by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Innovative UK technology is contributing to the development of a revolutionary digital stethoscope that could make it easier for GPs to spot the first signs of heart disease ... Read on »
Women with BRCA Mutations Can Take Hormone-Replacement Therapy Safely After Ovary Removal by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, which are linked to a very high risk of breast and ovarian cancer, can safely take hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) to mitigat ... Read on »
The retina provides the answer as to why deaf people have better vision by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health People who are deaf benefit from better vision due to the fact their retinas develop differently. Research carried out by scientists at the University of Sheffield has shown ... Read on »
Most Children with Head Injuries Are Seen in Hospitals Not Equipped to Treat Them by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education A recent study has revealed that more than four fifths of children who turn up at hospital emergency departments with head injuries in the UK are seen in hospitals which would ... Read on »
Sharp rise in Parents Taking Children with Common Medical Problems to Hospital by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The number of children taken to hospital emergency departments with common medical problems has risen sharply over the past decade in the UK. This may be as a result of the ... Read on »
Scientists have identified a new protein involved in the development of drug resistance in breast... by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Researchers from Imperial College London have found that blocking a protein called LMTK3 in human cancer cells that were resistant to tamoxifen made the cells more responsiv ... Read on »
Simple Fitness Test Could Predict Long-Term Risk for Heart Attack, and Stroke in Middle-Aged People by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health In two separate studies, scientists have found that how fast a middle-age person can run a mile can help predict the risk of dying of heart attack or stroke decades later fo ... Read on »
Patients who see their preferred GP in the doctors surgery are less likely to go for emergency... by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education A new study led by the University of Leicester has concluded that being able to see the GP of your choice in a doctor’s surgery helps to reduce emergency hospital admissions ... Read on »
Many NHS Trusts are failing to prevent falls and fractures by totalhealth Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education An audit carried out by the Royal College of Physicians’ has revealed that too many NHS Trusts are failing to prevent recurrent falls and fractures. The audit also found tha ... Read on »