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Study finds GPs are unwilling to refer patients for bowel cancer checks

Study finds GPs are unwilling to refer patients for bowel cancer checks
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GPs can be reluctant to refer patients with symptoms of bowel cancer for further investigations, a study by the Universities of Birmingham and Exeter has found.
Date:
21/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Women in preterm labour to be offered antibiotics to combat Group B Strep

Women in preterm labour to be offered antibiotics to combat Group B Strep
Description
Women who go into labour before 37 weeks of pregnancy should be offered antibiotics to prevent a possible transmission of Group B Streptococcal, according to updated guidance published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.The Green-top Guideline has been co-authored by Professor Peter Brocklehurst at the University of Birmingham and provides guidance for obstetricians, midwives and neonatologists.
Date:
16/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer
Description
Lung cancer survivors who quit smoking within a year of diagnosis will live for longer than those who continue to smoke, according to new research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford.
Date:
12/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Study shows so-called 'healthy obesity' is harmful to cardiovascular heath

Study shows so-called 'healthy obesity' is harmful to cardiovascular heath
Description
Clinicians are being warned not to ignore the increased cardiovascular health risks of those who are classed as either 'healthy obese' or deemed to be 'normal weight' but have metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes.
Date:
11/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Late bedtime and lack of sleep lead to overweight children in China

Late bedtime and lack of sleep lead to overweight children in China
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that Chinese children who go to bed later and sleep less are more likely to be more overweight.
Date:
11/09/2017
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences
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