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Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Apitherapy is the use of substances from honeybees to treat medical conditions A woman has died after undergoing bee-sting therapy, a form of treatment backed by Gwyneth Paltrow. The 55-year-old Spanish woman had been having live bee acupuncture for two years when she developed a severe reaction. […]

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MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Siponimod is a pill taken once a day A study of a new drug to treat advanced cases of multiple sclerosis suggests it may be possible to delay progression of the disease in the short term, although the effects were small. In a trial of 1,327 people, […]

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Four in 10 online GP firms not safe, say inspectors

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A system where patients can submit symptoms to a doctor electronically was piloted in 36 practices Four in 10 online GP firms are not providing safe care, inspectors say. The Care Quality Commission has been investigating the private online market over the past 18 months, identifying 35 companies […]

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Rise in cancers 'caused by weight'

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Being overweight or obese is the second leading cause of preventable cancer, the data suggests Being overweight or obese is a growing cause of cancer in the UK while cases caused by smoking are falling, according to a large study. Cancer Research UK found more than a third of […]

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Wales A&E performance worst on record

[ad_1] Image caption The emergency unit at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff had its busiest February on record The proportion of patients spending less than the four hours target time in hospital A&E departments in Wales is the lowest since records began. The percentage waiting more than 12 hours in A&E is also the […]

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What the sugar content in your muffin looks like

[ad_1] Some blueberry muffins sold by cafes and supermarkets contain more than the recommended daily intake of sugar for adults, according to analysis by Action on Sugar and the Obesity Health Alliance. Kawther Hashem from the group explains the findings, as BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire measures out the sugar that can be found in a […]

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A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Some blueberry muffins sold by cafes and supermarkets contain more than the recommended daily intake of sugar for adults, researchers have discovered. An analysis by Action on Sugar and the Obesity Health Alliance in January found the cakes could contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar. The recommended daily limit […]

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Chronic fatigue trial results 'not robust', new study says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Fresh analysis of a controversial study, which recommended exercise and psychological therapy for people with chronic fatigue syndrome, suggests their impact is more modest than first thought. The PACE trial found the treatments to be “moderately effective”, leading to recovery in a fifth of patients. But this new analysis finds […]

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Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Tai chi is as good as – or even better than – aerobic exercise for aiding people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, a study has suggested. The US trial of 226 adults with the condition showed that those who practised the martial art improved significantly more than those doing […]