Ministers May Advise On How Much Sleep People Need

Ministers are reportedly planning to issue guidance on how much sleep people should be getting every night. The recommendations are expected as part of a series of proposals aimed at improving public health in the UK. According to a leaked draft of the plans seen by The Times, up to…

‘Rewiring Nerves’ Reverses Hand And Arm Paralysis

Nerves inside paralysed people’s bodies have been “rewired” to give movement to their arms and hands, say Australian surgeons. Patients can now feed themselves, put on make-up, turn a key, handle money and type at a computer. Paul Robinson, 36 from Brisbane, said the innovative surgery had given him independence…

Give Children ‘Less Sugar And More Veg In Baby Food’

The amount of sugar in baby food should be restricted and parents should give their young children more vegetables to stop them developing a sweet tooth, a report from child health experts says. It warns that even baby food marked “no added sugar” often contains sugars from honey or fruit…

San Francisco Becomes First US City To Ban E-Cigarettes

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban e-cigarette sales until their health effects are clearer. Officials on Tuesday voted to ban stores selling the vaporisers and made it illegal for online retailers to deliver to addresses in the city. The California city is home to Juul Labs,…

‘Living Drug’ Offers Hope To Terminal Blood Cancer Patients

NHS patients with lymphoma have for the first time been given a pioneering treatment that genetically reprogrammes their immune system to fight cancer. Mike Simpson, 62, from Durham, says his cancer is now “on the run”. The therapy, called CAR-T, is a “living drug” that is tailor-made for each patient…

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Why so many people in 2019 choose Georgia for medical services?

Medical tourism is actively developing in Georgia in 2019. Foreigners show great interest in health related programs, resorts in Georgia. In Georgia, 13.9 thousand foreigners came to Georgia for medical services and health procedures during the last five months, which is 61.2% more than the data for the same period…

What Personalised Medicine Could Mean For Your Health

Medicine has always been personal to some extent – a doctor looks for the best way to help the patient sitting in front of them. But with advances in technology, it is becoming possible to use the most unique of characteristics – our genomes – to tailor treatments for individuals….

Prostate Cancer Screening Scan Hope

Hundreds of UK men are trying out a new screening test for prostate cancer to see if it should eventually be offered routinely on the NHS. The test is a non-invasive MRI scan that takes images of the inside of the body to check for any abnormal growths. Scientists running…

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