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How doctors can use an eye test to spot the signs of bowel disease

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HEALTH NOTES: How doctors can use an eye test to spot the signs of bowel disease Doctors may be able to spot the early signs of bowel disease in a patient’s eyes. People with a specific set of eye complaints are twic...

Lung disease sufferers may be offered hope thanks to daily pill

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Lung disease sufferers with severe breathing problems could be offered first ever treatment for the condition thanks to daily pillBronchiectasis leads to phlegm building up in the airways, leaving patients bedbound w...

What’s the truth about claims HRT fights dementia and heart disease?

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What IS the truth about those bold claims that HRT fights dementia and heart disease? Last week, DR ELLIE CANNON raised the alarm over women taking menopause drugs they don't need - and now she tackles another contro...

A feared disease which paralysed children: Polio’s history laid bare

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Polio dates back to 1500 BC, crippled rulers in Ancient Egypt and paralysed thousands of children for decades before being almost entirely wiped out by a vaccine that used a weakened version of virus: The disease's h...

Pedigree cats should be screened for gene mutations that cause disease

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Pedigree cats should be screened regularly for gene mutations that cause disease - as they are more likely to be carriers than previously thought, study showsResearchers say pedigree cats should be screened regularly...

North Korea is gripped by mystery new intestinal disease ‘epidemic’

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Covid-hit North Korea is gripped by mystery new intestinal disease ‘epidemic’ as lab coat-wearing Kim Jong-un and his wife donate boxes of their own drugsKorean Central News Agency said the outbreak was 'an acute ent...

Nearly 15 PER CENT of world has Lyme disease, scientists estimate

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Nearly 15 PER CENT of world has Lyme disease, according to first global estimate900 Britons and 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually Experts say figures are an underestimate and not clear how com...

Tablet can wipe out severe bowel disease in just three months

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Once-a-day tablet can wipe out severe bowel disease ulcerative colitis in just three monthsEtrasimod treats ulcerative colitis by binding to immune cells and preventing them from mistakenly attacking healthy tissue i...

Gene tests for cancer and heart disease hailed by researchers 

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Gene tests for cancer and heart disease could signal start of healthcare revolution to boost people's wellbeing, researchers sayGenetic screening to identify patients at risk of or cancer could be carried out Researc...

Children who have a dog are less likely to develop Crohn’s disease

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Growing up with a dog is good for your GUT: Children who have a pup are less likely to develop Crohn's disease, study revealsCrohn's disease causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system  Scientists studi...

Boy, 10, diagnosed with nerve condition called ‘suicide disease’

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Boy, 10, who was diagnosed with nerve condition so painful that it's called 'suicide disease' begs his mother to get his leg AMPUTATED to ease his suffering10-year-old boy has begged his mother to get his leg amputat...

GPs urged to spot the early signs of Lyme disease

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GPs urged to spot the early signs of Lyme disease which infects 3,000 Britons each yearMore than 3,000 Britons each year are infected by the tick bourne Lyme disease  The symptoms of Lyme disease often resemble those...

Brain implant helps reverse symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

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Brain implant helps reverse symptoms of Parkinson's in first patient to receive the treatment as part of medical trialA Parkinson's patient has had his symptoms reversed by a device implanted into his brain, the firs...

New NHS blood test provides hope for Crohn’s disease sufferers

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How a simple blood test could save thousands of patients from the agony of painful bowl operations for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitisThe PredictSURE IBD test can assess the severity of several bowel condition...

David Cameron reveals his mother has Alzheimer’s disease

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David Cameron reveals his mother has Alzheimer's: Former PM says 'the political has become personal' 10 years after he pledged to double spending to tackle dementiaFormer prime minister David Cameron said that his mo...

Taking a daily multivitamin WON’T cut risk of cancer or heart disease

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Taking a daily multivitamin WON'T cut risk of cancer or heart disease, finds a major new studyBritons spend £430million a year on vitamin pills, estimated 20 million people taking form of supplement every day - more ...

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