Diabetics in the UK will now be able to manage their condition with a smartphone as a new device gets launched.
An Apple iPhone or iPod is needed to get the £48 hi-tech glucose monitor working which has been rolled out at Boots stores. By making use of an MP3 player or their phone, people can now monitor the level of sugar in their blood.
Medical data can be analysed and tracked by the device, iBGStar, which comes with a free Diabetes Manager App.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in females in the UK and this is the month that is being observed as the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
No family history of ovarian cancer is seen in about 90 per cent of cancer cases and smear tests alone are not enough to detect this cancer. There are symptoms like frequent urination, bloating, problem with eating, stomach pain and feeling full quickly that need to be observed.
The risk of ovarian cancer can be reduced apart from factors like age and ethnicity that are not under control.
It has been stated that as compared with younger people, the chances of alcohol consumption are three times more among people who are more than 45 years of age and these chances are three times more.
According to a data from the National Statistics, ONS, throughout the year alcohol is consumed by about 13 per cent of people who are more than 45 years age as compared with 4 per cent of those under 45.
A new study conducted by six European countries has stated that alcohol consumption shown in movies has led to kids and teens indulging in binge drinking at some or the other point of time.
Lesley Smith, who has studied teen drinking at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, but wasn't involved in the new study that it is not necessary that one can tell parents based on this study that their children will take up alcohol with seeing movies showing alcohol consumption.
A significant step has been taken by medical scientists in figuring out and can a liver that is diseased can repair itself and this will ease of the burden on demand associated to organ transplants and this will eventually lead to the development of new treatments for chronic liver illnesses.
Hepatocytes, these are vital liver cells, and when potentially fatal conditions such as cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis attack the liver, these cells are lost, but researchers have now worked out how to stimulate the production of these cells.
According to a new study women are more likely to get type 2 diabetes if they keep sitting for a long period of time and men surprisingly were not seen to get this.
As compared to people who sit less, women who led a sedentary lifestyle were more prone to diabetes emerging from the early metabolic defects, researchers from the University of Leicester Departments of Health Sciences and Cardiovascular Sciences stated.
According to a plastic surgeon, there will have to be extra clinics in order to attend to the number of women in Wales who need faulty PIP breast implants removed.
The banned implants were received by about 1,000 women in Wales and the initial estimates stated that this number of 2,000.
In case of a clinical need, the payment will be done by the Welsh government to replace the implants for those treated privately.
Women from north Wales might have to go for their treatment to Liverpool.
According to a research, there is a higher chance of having a risk to health among babies born just a few weeks early.
This will question the existing belief that like babies who are born at full term, babies who are born after 37 weeks have similar outcomes when it comes to long-term, doctors said.
About 14,000 children were looked at for the study who were born about 10 years back and up to the age of five.
Various illnesses like asthma and hospital admissions following health outcomes were looked at by experts.
According to a Swedish study, there is a better chance of getting cured with smear test among women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer as compared to women who do not get the test done.
The cure rate for diagnosis based on symptoms is 66 per cent and cure rate after smear test diagnosis is 92 per cent.
From 1999 to 2001, in Sweden women were looked at for analysis after they were diagnosed with cervical cancer for a study.
According to a cancer charity, in UK every year around 5000 lives are saved due to screening.
There were many unannounced inspections carried out and it was seen during these checks that national standards for quality and safety is not met by about three out of five hospitals and care homes when it comes to people with learning disabilities.
A report was taken out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) today which talks about whether NHS and privately-run homes are taking good care of people and are they being protected from abuses.
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 2 line of affordably-priced tablets now boasts a new, second addition --- a model with a 10-inch display, which runs the Android 4.0 `Ice cream Sandwich' version, as does its recently-announced
According to the information shared by Samsung, both the new 7-inch and 10-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab have nearly the same hardware specs, like a 1 GHz dual-core processor; two cameras; and a 32 GB inbuilt storage capacity, along with a MicroSD card slot for additional storage.
NHS data has stated that last year there were 7,214 operations but in 2010 and last year this figure went up to 8,087 operations in England’s hospitals.
There has been a 30 times increase in the number of people getting operated in the last 10 years as in 2000 and 2001 there were 261 weight-loss operations.
Things that are included in the bariatric weight-loss surgery are stomach stapling, gastric bypasses and a procedure called sleeve gastrectomy.
An alliance of politicians, charities and regulators has stated that a code of conduct should be signed up by NHS nurses and care workers that will ensure respectable and dignified treatment to the elderly.
It has been stated that pensioners are being let down by not being spoken properly to, their privacy is not given to them and also good medical treatment is being denied to them.
There could be a blindness epidemic in the UK as the grossly underestimated progressive eye conditions are being faced by the UK.
The number of people who have advanced age-related macular degeneration, AMD, were estimated by a research and the report is based on this. Central vision is due to a part of the retina that is at the back of the eye and AMD affects this part.
In the entire world this is the most common cause of age-related sight loss. About 370,000 people in the UK are registered as blind or partially sighted and 50 per cent of them are believed to be affected by AMD.
Caitlin McLaughlin has amazed doctors as she now stands on her own two feet and has fun.Sharon, her mom, was informed when Caitlin was born that she will never be able to walk as inside the womb she had suffered a massive stroke, strong enough to kill an adult.
But the 32-year-old mom said that her daughter Caitlin is now three and has good progress and everyday she amazes people with her progress.
Sharon said, "Caitlin only survived because her brain was still developing and able to regenerate."