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Invest more for mental health

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Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings…
Weight loss can put type 2 diabetes into remission
Weight loss can put type 2 diabetes into remission
Treating childhood cancer
Weight loss can put type 2 diabetes into remission
Paralysed patients able to walk following epidural stimulation

Paralysed patients able to walk following epidural stimulation

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Two recent separate studies report successes with epidural electrical stimulation in helping paralysed patients regain the ability to walk. As reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers enrolled four patients who experienced spinal cord injuries roughly 3 years earlier. The patients had no motor abilities (ability to cause a predetermined movement outcome) below…
Doctors warn of global C-section ‘epidemic’

Doctors warn of global C-section 'epidemic'

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Worldwide Caesarean section use has nearly doubled in two decades and has reached "epidemic" proportions in some countries, doctors warned yesterday, highlighting a huge gap in childbirth care between rich and poor mothers. They said millions of women each year may be putting themselves and their babies at unnecessary risk by undergoing C-sections at rates…
Excessive computer use can lead to poor vision

Excessive computer use can lead to poor vision

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Excessive use of smartphones, tablets or other types of computers in early childhood increases the risk of developing short-sightedness, eye-care professionals warn. "Studies show that lifestyle is responsible for about half of all cases of short-sightedness," says ophthalmologist Dr Bettina Wabbels, who points out that evidence of a link between computer use and short-sightedness has…
Excessive computer use can lead to poor vision

A simpler solution with once- daily dosing and reduced risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia

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When treated with once-daily Ryzodeg®, people with type 2 diabetes achieved similar blood sugar control with half the number of daily injections, significantly lower total daily insulin dose and significantly reduced risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia in the Step by Step trial compared with once-daily insulin glargine U100 plus once-daily insulin aspart after 26 weeks —…