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SEP 30/2013

Flu vaccine spray offered to all Scottish toddlers

The winter flu season is approaching and in preparation many countries are increasing their vaccination supplies to help vulnerable members of society such as children, the elderly and those with existing health conditions. In Scotland every two and ...

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SEP 27/2013

Hip replacement surgery deaths 'fall by half'

Hip replacement surgery deaths have fallen by half in England and Wales, according to a new study. Between 2003 and 2011 the mortality rate within 90 days of surgery decreased from 0.56 per cent to 0.29 per cent, after an analysis of more than 4,000 ...

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SEP 26/2013

Pharmacists 'can help improve health literacy'

Health literacy is something which can make a huge difference to peoples' lives, giving them a better understanding about self-care, awareness of common conditions, how to treat them and when to seek medical help. But, while it is of vital import...

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SEP 23/2013

Psoriasis drug shows promise in treating type 1 diabetes

A drug which has been used to treat psoriasis has shown signs that it could also help aspects of type 1 diabetes. According to a small trial on US patients, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, alefacept helps the body to produce its...

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SEP 20/2013

Elderly care demand 'will treble by 2050'

The number of older people across the world who require care could nearly treble by 2050, according to warnings from campaigners. A report from Alzheimer's Disease International claims that 101 million people currently require care, however this ...

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