It was recently revealed that mothers-to-be in a town in Somerset with a BMI of over 34 are sent 20 miles away to a Bristol hospital for delivery by an NHS trust, the Weston General Hospital, which has "low-risk, midwife-led birth centre".
UK based manufacturer of push-chairs for children, Maclaren has, contrary to its earlier decision, decided to issue "safety kits" to parents who are currently using their baby buggies as well as include them in all purchases for future. The decision has come after many parents raise repeated concerns about possible injuries to children, and reports of actual injuries.
An honest detection from doctors appeals that expectant parents be notified against using fetal heart rate monitors at home to listen to their unborn baby's heart beat.
The device is chiefly intended for the experts to understand the infant position and hear the heart beat to make definite that baby is fine; conversely, the anxious parents use the device with exercised hands and hence neglect the impediments to be detected by doctors.
On Thursday, the Researchers with the American Institute for Cancer Research released a concerned report regarding the rise of the cancer cases each year due to excess body fat in Americans.
The cancers most closely linked to excess weight are breast, endometrial, kidney, colorectal, pancreatic, esophageal and gallbladder, with the consequences of breast cancer, at about 33,000 cases a year, followed by endometrial cancer, at more than 21,000 cases, in addition to the colorectal cancer with more than 13,000 cases per year.
Type 2 diabetes patients who are on Byetta drug may be at high risk of kidney failure. Byetta is being used by the diabetes patients to lower blood sugar.
This was revealed by the Food and Drug Administration, United States, which is planning to go further and inform the doctors and patients about this possible side effect.
Approved to treat type 2 diabetes in 2005, Byetta has been used by over 7 million patients, and the number is still rising. Benefits like easier to inject and weight loss, is making the drug much popular.
The biotechnology giant Amgen Inc. is being sued by fifteen states including New York for allegedly engaging in illegal kickbacks to promote sales of its anemia drug Aranesp.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that Amgen encouraged doctors to bill third parties like Medicaid for free samples of Aranesp.
But, Amgen refuted the allegations and said, “We believe that the allegations are without merit, and we look forward to the opportunity to examine these matters with the states before the Court.”
Going by the somewhat surprising findings of a survey by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), more than 75 percent of the Britons are unaware of the fact that the top three salt-contributing foods in their diet are bread, meat products, and breakfast cereals.
The survey, which included 2,267 people, all above 16 years of age, found that 77 percent of the respondents did not realize that a large of their salt intake came from the most commonly-eaten foods, which are not necessarily the saltiest.
The primary care trusts (PCTs) in Kent are reassuring parents and teenage girls about the safety of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, and urging them to participate in the cervical cancer vaccination programme.
The reassurance comes after the tragic death of a 14-year-old Coventry schoolgirl, Natalie Morton, died shortly after being administered a Cervarix jab at her school on Monday.
However, Natalie's inquest revealed that the actual cause of her sudden death was a pre-existing tumour, which was, in no way, related to the vaccination.
It has appeared that a test would be conducted within a week for patients who think they have cancer.
A source said: “Patients who suspect they are suffering from cancer will be tested within a week of seeing their GP under new Government proposals.”
The plan will be executed by Gordon Brown at the Labour Party Conference which commences on Sunday, in Brighton.
According to a team of scientists, funded by the charity Cancer Research UK, two genes, which apparently play a substantial role in causing prostate cancer in men, can probably be the potential for new treatments.
Saying that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in British men, the scientists led by Dr Ros Eeles - from the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, Surrey - noted that the deadly cancer affects almost 35,000 men in the UK every year, resulting in nearly 10,000 deaths.
In the most recent E. Coli outbreak, reported to have kicked off from a children's petting farm, Godstone Farm in Surrey, 12 children under the age of 10 years have been hospitalized; out of which four are in intensive care unit, in a reportedly stable condition.
According to Tandbridge district council, the farm - which is a popular family attraction for families from all over the south of England; and has been closed Saturday onwards - was open to visitors as recently as last week.
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