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Jotting down tasks may ease falling asleep, study says

News Medical (Australia) - 15/01/2018
A new study conducted at Baylor University suggests that writing a "to-do" list at bedtime may help people to fall asleep.

Paralympian Matt Dimbylow develops Parkinson's at 36

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Matt Dimbylow, now 47, from Cheshire, sustained a whiplash-type injury after he and another played knocked heads during a game 20 years ago. It wasn't until 2007 that he was diagnosed.

Beads of Courage

BBC Health News - 15/01/2018
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.

Variations in bacterial strains can trigger varying immune responses, study states

News Medical (Australia) - 15/01/2018
A new study published in PLOS Pathogens revealed the role of genetic variations between different strains of the same bacterial species in inducing variations in immune system responses. Former studies have shown that susceptibility to infection with the same species of disease causing bacteria may vary among people.

Personal Health: Understanding Grief

New York Times - 15/01/2018
Grief is not a problem to be solved or resolved. Rather, it’s a process to be lived through in whatever form and amount of time it may take.

London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'

BBC Health News - 15/01/2018
The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008.

Cryogenics corpses could be brought back 'in 10 years'

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Dennis Kowalski, president of the Michigan-based Cryonics Institute, has claimed scientists could reanimate a frozen human corpse within the next ten years.

NI's chief nursing officer says A&E's 'not in crisis'

BBC Health News - 15/01/2018
Northern Ireland's chief nursing officer says NI emergency departments are "not in crisis".

Winter death rates jump by 6% amid flu outbreak

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
The data shows 125,800 people living in Britain died of any cause between October 1 and December 22 - compared to 118,700 for the same period in previous years.

Father with Alzheimer's who is expected to die in his 30s

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Daniel Bradbury, 30, from Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in September last year and inherited the condition from his father Adrian, who died at just 36 from the disease.

HKBU scholars develop new technology to decode gene transcription facilitating discovery of targeted therapy drugs

Asia Research News - 15/01/2018
A research team from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has developed the world’s first model framework and “LogicTRN” algorithm to accurately establish a gene regulatory route to analyse the genetic function and understand the biological processes.

NHS breast cancer screening not offered to trans men

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Women who believe they are men are not being offered routine NHS screening for breast and cervical cancer but men living as women are being invited for cervical smear tests.

Attitudes towards men who ‘bareback’ are a barrier to wider use of PrEP

National Aids Manual (UK) - 15/01/2018
Two new qualitative studies from Toronto shed light on how stigma affects the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the experience of taking it. In the first, young gay men acknowledged that they did not always use condoms but did not see themselves as the kind of ‘barebacker’ for whom they thought PrEP was

Tap water at 'rundown' government welfare site in Hobart contaminated

ABC Australia - 15/01/2018
Child protection workers and mental health support staff at St Johns Park in Hobart are told not to drink the tap water in some buildings at the site due to excessive levels of copper, lead and nickel.

Why you should do your best to avoid hospitals in January

ABC Australia - 15/01/2018
New medical staff start in January and may not be as skilled or adept as their predecessors, meaning more things go wrong.

Weston's tribute to 'remarkable' Falklands surgeon

BBC Health News - 15/01/2018
The Falkands veteran says Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly saved his life and transformed field medicine.

Surfers infected by superbug after swallowing sea water

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Surfers and body boarders are being infected by a dangerous superbug after swallowing sea water. They are exposed to bugs from sewage and water run-off from farm crops treated with manure.

The weirdest places people get nipped and tucked revealed

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Australian cosmetic surgery nurse, Nicole Montgomery, revealed some of the stranger surgical procedures people are now seeking in a bid to create the body or face of their dreams.

Shh! Anti-agers no one but you needs know about

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
This week, Inge van Lotringen gave an anonymous reader advice on reducing the appearance of rosacea. She suggested the reader tried laser treatment from a qualified therapist.

'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'

BBC Health News - 15/01/2018
New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.