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Young people ‘experimenting more in bed’

Young people ‘experimenting more in bed’

Image copyright Getty Images Young people are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices, including anal sex, with opposite sex partners, research reveals. Experts looked at responses to a national sex survey that has been carried out every 10 years since 1990 in the UK. More than one in 10 millennial teenagers said […]

Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to ‘sustain’ NHS

Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to ‘sustain’ NHS

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The MPs argue that only a cross-party approach can deliver a sustainable settlement Ninety MPs have signed a letter calling on the prime minister to set up a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and social care in England. They say a non-partisan debate is needed to […]

Dog owners lowers early death risk, study finds

Dog owners lowers early death risk, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared them to dog ownership registers. They found there was a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in […]

Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared them to dog ownership registers. They found there was a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in […]

FDA approves ‘trackable’ pill

FDA approves ‘trackable’ pill

Image copyright Getty Images US regulators have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked through the body. The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets – for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes – have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by the patient transmits this […]

Emotional toll of diabetes ‘needs more recognition’

Emotional toll of diabetes ‘needs more recognition’

Image copyright Getty Images Many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems – an issue that needs support and recognition, a charity says. Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life. Three in five said their condition made them feel down. Of those in employment, 16% […]

Drivers ‘should have compulsory eye tests’

Drivers ‘should have compulsory eye tests’

Image copyright Getty Images Drivers should have compulsory eye tests every 10 years, the Association of Optometrists has said. One in three optometrists say they have seen patients in the last month who continue to drive with vision below the legal standard, their association said. Motorists must read a number plate from 20m (65ft) in […]

Mother’s fury at ‘lack of support’ for daughter

Mother’s fury at ‘lack of support’ for daughter

Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Libbi Toledo took her own life in September The mother of a teenage girl who took her own life after absconding from residential care said she was “furious” at the lack of mental health support for her daughter. Libbi Toledo had severe mental health issues as well as autism […]

Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

People who overdose on paracetamol could be helped by a blood test that shows immediately if they are going to suffer liver damage. Researchers in Edinburgh and Liverpool said the test would help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intensive treatment. The blood test detects levels of specific molecules in blood associated […]

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests. But sex is a rare trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Only 34 out of the 4,557 cardiac arrests examined occurred during or within one hour of sexual intercourse and 32 of those affected were […]

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