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A parent’s guide to keeping kids healthy this school term

The UK Health Security Agency latest blog post looks at some of the seasonal illnesses that tend to peak during winter and steps parents can take now & throughout the coming term to help protect their families. Read more here.

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How can I improve my gut health via non-dietary means?

For people living with gastrointestinal conditions, maintaining gut health, loosely defined by the absence of gut symptoms and an optimal gut microbiome, is a delicate balance. Read more here.

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Risk-Taking Behavior Linked to Persistence of Male Bisexuality Genes

A new study sheds light on the persistence of genes associated with male bisexuality in the human genome. The research suggests that these genes are linked to risk-taking behavior, which confers reproductive benefits to heterosexual men carrying them. Read more…

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Therapy, Ambien Are Equally Effective at Treating Insomnia: Study

Learning techniques to improve sleep or taking the medication Ambien were similarly effective at improving daytime functioning in people with insomnia, according to a new study in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Read more here.

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Doctors report 'nightmare' surge in scabies amid shortage of medicines to treat the highly contagious itchy skin condition that's caused by tiny mites

A 'nightmare' surge in scabies cases poses a major public health concern, experts warned today.  Scabies is an intense itchy and bumpy rash caused by the saliva, eggs and faeces of the parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei, with symptoms sometimes lasting for months.…

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Happy New Year from the GIANT Health Team

Traveling back to the incredible moments of GIANT Health Event 2023 #GIANT2023 that lit up our hearts and paved the way for a dazzling New Year! As we bid farewell to the old and embrace the new, let's carry the spirit of…

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Artificial intelligence: An eye cast towards the mental health nursing horizon

Mental health nursing researchers are fundamentally interested in the improved future of the mental healthcare of people with mental health conditions. Generally, their research investigates past and present phenomena, advances evidence, forecasts predictions, and proposes recommendations suitable for the preparation…

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South west Londoners reminded the NHS is still there for them ahead of longest junior doctors’ strike

As junior doctors prepare to start their longest ever strike next week, the local NHS is calling on south west Londoners to be prepared. Industrial action is set to take place from 7am on Wednesday 3 January 2024 to 7am…

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IBEX Bone Health Revolutionises Osteoporosis Screening with AGFA DensityScan™

Current Accelerating FemTech company IBEX Innovations Ltd., has announced the integration of it’s IBEX Bone Health (BH) software into DensityScan™, an advanced AI-driven workflow for Agfa Radiology Solutions DR X-ray equipment.  Read more here.

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ASH 2023: Sickle Cell Disease Education Programme

At this year's American Society of Hematology conference in San Diego, MedShr founder Dr Asif Qasim presents a groundbreaking mobile-first medical education programme and its impact on SCD diagnosis and management in Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and India. Read…

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Lifestyle changes could reduce risk of young-onset dementia

Researchers have identified a range of risk factors for developing young-onset dementia. These findings challenge the idea that genetics are the sole cause, opening up new prevention strategies. Read more here.

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COVID JN.1 variant: RCN seeks assurance on new PPE advice

The RCN is asking for a revision to current guidelines, to introduce universal implementation of the 2 measures advised by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help protect health care staff against COVID-19.  Read more here.

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