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Facebook to encourage organ donation

Matt Warman Telegraph Facebook has launched a new feature to encourage users to sign up to donate their organs via the social network. In a partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant, a ‘Health and Wellbeing’ button will allow users to … Continue reading

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Alcohol seen killing 200,000 Britons in next 20 years

Kate Kelland Reuters Up to 210,000 people in England and Wales will be killed prematurely by alcohol over the next 20 years, with a third of those preventable deaths due to liver disease alone, health experts warned Monday. Other alcohol-related … Continue reading

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Simple blood test could spot Alzheimer’s five years before it kicks in

Source: Daily Mail A simple blood test could spot Alzheimer’s at least five years before symptoms start to show. The test’s creator hopes it  will be in widespread use within three years. Quicker detection of the disease would allow earlier … Continue reading

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Why are so many children being born with sex defects?

Source: Daily Mail Growing up in a remote community on the west coast of Scotland in the Fifties, there was little opportunity for a boy with an embarrassing problem to discuss it with anyone. ‘You can imagine how people would … Continue reading

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Don’t give out cancer drugs if it’s just to extend life: Treatment costs can’t be justified, say experts

Source: Daily Mail The NHS spends well over £5billion annually on cancer treatments Around 310,000 Britons a year are diagnosed with cancer Patients with terminal cancer should not be given life-extending drugs, doctors said yesterday. The treatments give false hope … Continue reading

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