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Asthma: Young people in the UK ‘more likely to die’

Image copyright Getty Images Young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma than those in other wealthy countries, a report has found. Death rates for asthma in 10 to 24-year-olds was highest in the UK among all 14 European nations included in an analysis of 19 high-income countries. The UK also had the highest obesity rates for 15 to 19-year-olds among the European nations. The government said it had “world-leading plans” to safeguard child health. Overall, the report found the UK to be lagging behind other…

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Sepsis: New rapid test ‘could save thousands of lives’

Image copyright University of StrathclydeImage caption A close-up of the test device A new rapid test for earlier diagnosis of sepsis has been developed by University of Strathclyde researchers, which they say could save thousands of lives. A microelectrode device analyses the patient’s blood, with results coming through in two-and-a-half minutes. Current diagnosis tests for sepsis can take up to 72 hours. The researchers hope the low-cost test could come into everyday use in three to five years. It is estimated that 52,000 people in the UK die every year…

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Hillary Clinton Sounds Alarm: ‘Americans Dying for Lack of Health Care’ While Obamacare Still in Place

Failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned of “real national emergencies” that included “Americans dying for lack of health care,” despite Obamacare remaining in place. Clinton posted a message Monday appearing to take aim at President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S. southern border. She offered four alternative “real national emergencies.” The real national emergencies: – Relentless gun violence.– Children separated from their families at the border.– Climate change.– Americans dying for lack of health care. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 18, 2019 Clinton identified “real…

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Klobuchar: Medicare for All ‘Could Be a Possibility in the Future’

During a town hall on CNN on Monday, 2020 presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) stated that Medicare for all “could be a possibility in the future.” Klobuchar stated, “I think it’s something that we can look to for the future, but I want to get action now. And I think the best way we do that is something that we actually wanted to do back when we were looking at the Affordable Care Act, and we were stopped, was trying to get a public option in there.” Moderator Don Lemon then…

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Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

Image copyright Submitted pictureImage caption After Gabriel was born 15 weeks premature, his mum had to leave her job Two thirds of fathers of premature and sick babies are being forced to return to work while their child is in intensive care, a charity has said. Of 737 parents surveyed by the neonatal charity Bliss and BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates, 77% said they were not given enough time off. One in 10 parents had to leave their job as a result of their baby’s stay in hospital, the results…

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Short bursts of intense exercise ‘better for weight loss’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Sprint interval training is most effective for weight loss, researchers suggest Bursts of high intensity interval training (Hiit) may be more effective for weight loss than longer less intense workouts, a study suggests. The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analysed results from 36 earlier studies. Although all the participants lost weight, those doing Hiit saw a 28.5% greater weight loss. The researchers cautioned that Hiit may not be suitable for everyone. “Hiit might increase the risk of injury and impose higher…

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Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

Image copyright Getty Images The brain function of very late risers and “morning larks” during the hours of the working day is different, according to a study. Researchers scanned the brains of night owls with a bedtime of 02:30 and a wake time of 10:15, along with early risers. The tests – performed between 08:00 and 20:00 – found night owls had less connectivity in brain regions linked to maintaining consciousness. They also had poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness. Researchers said it suggested that night owls were disadvantaged…

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Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’

Image copyright Getty Images Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol. This is much longer than believed, the researchers said, and the findings will help patients and surgeons decide when to carry out surgery. To date, there has been little data on the success of new hips and knees. But this Lancet research looked at 25 years’ worth of operations, involving more than 500,000 people. Hip and knee replacements…

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A&E waits at worst level for 15 years

Image copyright Getty Images A&E waits in England have reached their worst level since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004. The deterioration in performance came after hospitals appeared to be coping well in the early part of winter. During January, just 84.4% of patients were treated or admitted in four hours – well below the 95% threshold. It means nearly 330,000 patients waited longer than they should with hospitals reporting significant problems finding beds for those needing to be kept in. More than 80,000 patients were kept waiting an…

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‘Heartbeat Bill’ Gets Another Chance in Ohio

Lawmakers in Ohio reintroduced a bill Tuesday that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six or seven weeks into pregnancy. The Ohio legislature already passed the “Heartbeat Bill,” as it is called, but former Republican Gov. John Kasich vetoed the measure and the state Senate came up short one vote of the two-thirds majority needed to override his veto. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, however, has said he will sign the bill if it comes to his desk. Dr. Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood president, tweeted…

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