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Vitamin C could delay cataract progression

A diet rich in vitamin C could cut the risk of cataract progression, suggests research in Ophthalmology

Golimumab in UC sees benefits within six weeks

Two-thirds of patients receiving golimumab for moderate to severe UC show a significant clinical response within six weeks.

Social pressure cuts antibiotic prescribing

A study suggests “socially motivated interventions” aimed at prescribers reduces inappropriate prescribing

COPD link to anxiety highlighted

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can experience generalised anxiety disorder

Migraine linked to IBS...

IBS, migraine and episodic tension type headache seem to share a pathophysiological and genetic basis

Diabetes care still variable but more BP targets are being hit

Marked variations in diabetes care still persist, according to the latest National Diabetes Audit

Cancer death rate falls

Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by almost 10 per cent over 10 years, according to Cancer Research UK

Diabetes found to affect breast feeding

New mothers with low milk supply are significantly more likely to have had diabetes during pregnancy

Myopia rates to soar by 2050

Five billion people – half the world’s population – could have myopia by 2050, according to new research

Menopause linked to frequent migraine attacks

Perimenopausal migraine sufferers are particularly likely to experience frequent attacks, research suggests

Coffee consumption linked to smoking

Smoking and caffeine consumption seem to be linked, according to a new study in the UK and Netherlands.

Public still underestimates obesity-cancer link

Forty-one per cent of adults in Britain don’t know that being overweight increases cancer risk

Cancer screening works

Screening is more likely to pick up early cancers than GP referral or emergency presentation, new research finds

Fracture increases risk of widespread pain in the body

New research suggests that spinal and hip fractures may double the risk of chronic widespread pain

Texting improves blood pressure control

Reminder text messages improve blood pressure control and adherence with antihypertensives

High urate levels raise PD treatment hopes

High urate levels protect against Parkinson’s disease in men, new research suggests

Autism link to antidepressants in pregnancy

Using antidepressants during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum diseases

PMS could increase hypertension risk

Premenstrual syndrome might increase the risk of hypertension according to a new analysis

Polypharmacy increases elderly hospitalisations

Polypharmacy and other factors associated with increased risks of hospitalisation among nursing home residents

HCV linked to Parkinson’s disease?

Infection with hepatitis C may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease

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