CPR survival rates are lower than most people think

(Reuters Health) – The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This overly optimistic view, which may partly stem from seeing happy outcomes in television medical dramas, More...

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High blood pressure symptoms: Coffee and caffeine could increase hypertension risk | Health | Life & Style

High blood pressure may be caused by drinking too much coffee Drinking more than four cups every day increases your risk of hypertension Caffeine-sensitive people are more at risk than others Having tea or coffee More...

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FDA approves KemPharm’s opioid painkiller

(Reuters) – KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain. The company resubmitted the drug’s marketing More...

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Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane

HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) – For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain More...

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Cancer symptoms: Kidney signs include a pain in your side | Health | Life & Style

Kidney cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, according to the NHS. The cancer usually affects people in the 60s and 70s, and it’s rare in anyone under 50. Symptoms of kidney cancer are difficult More...

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Northern Ireland abortion laws violate women’s rights, U.N. body says

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Kingdom violates women’s rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a report by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against More...

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Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Uncommon sign includes this eye condition | Health | Life & Style

Arthritis affects around 10 million people, young and old, in the UK, but currently there’s no cure. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis, and the most common symptoms include inflammation More...

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Social interaction, staff training reduce agitation in dementia patients

(Reuters Health) – An approach to nursing home care that fosters interest and social interaction among patients and staff may reduce agitation and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia sufferers and More...

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Japan wins WTO dispute over Fukushima-related food

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korean import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 More...

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Fruit teas and hot water with lemon could raise risk of tooth erosion | Health | Life & Style

Salt and vinegar crisps are also among problem foods which contain high levels of acid that can wear away teeth, a team from King’s College London discovered. Their investigation, published in the British More...