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DO YOU REALLY NEED THAT OPERATION?   
by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1114 words
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Each year billions of pounds are spent on unnecessary operations for thousands of patients, according to the government?s chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson. He warns that the NHS is spending on operations where non-surgical procedures would work. We?ve picked five operations that you may be offered but which could be avoided altogether
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YOU CAN RELIEVE THE PRESSURE   
by ISLA WHITCROFT, 1047 words
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It is known as the silent killer and 16 million of us suffer from it. The Blood Pressure Association aims to change that
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THIN ON THE OUTSIDE BUT?FAT ON THE INSIDE!   
by LISA SEWARDS, 1283 words
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A new scanner can reveal how much internal fat we are carrying ? regardless of how we look on the outside. One brave writer volunteered to see what her true fat content is
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DO STATINS RAISE THE RISK OF PARKINSON'S?   
by GABRIELLE COLLETT-WHITE, 455 words
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Despite the link found in a US study, the drugs? benefits outweigh any possible risks, say experts
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ARE ANTIBIOTICS DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD?   
by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1241 words
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Your GP?s surgery is full of patients wanting antibiotics to cure coughs and colds. Yet some believe these drugs are over-prescribed - and either won?t work, can?t work, or may do you harm. What?s the truth?
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DIABETES: ARE YOU A WALKING TIMEBOMB?   
by ISLA WHITCROFT, 1602 words
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Diabetes can cause blindness, disability and can even be fatal. This terrifying disease is becoming more common and it affects nearly one million people who don?t even know they have it.
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THE CRIPPLING BONE DISEASE THAT TARGETS ALL AGES   
by THEA JOURDAN, 1389 words
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Crumbling bones used to be something only old ladies worried about. But now, with young people shovelling down junk food, drinking, smoking and rarely exercising, experts say we?re sitting on an osteoporosis time bomb?
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NEW BREAST CANCER DRUGS: WHO CAN BENEFIT?   
by JUDITH WOODS, 1078 words
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NICE, the government drugs watchdog, has now given final approval to a new generation of breast cancer drugs that have been hailed as a breakthrough in the treatment of postmenopausal women.
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MONSTER SPIT MEDICINE   
by GABRIELLE COLLETT-WHITE, 376 words
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A new diabetes drug derived from the saliva of the poisonous Gila lizard has just been approved by the European Medicines Agency .
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SIMPLE LIFE CHANGES FOR HEALTHY BONES   
by THEA JOURDAN, 1058 words
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Building up your bone bank now is an investment that will pay off in later life.
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