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  • Hip replacement 'raises stroke risk' after operation

    Tuesday 13th November 2012

    Having a total hip replacement increases the risk of a stroke in the year after the operation, according to records of patients in Denmark. Data from more than 66,000 operations showed the odds of a stroke increased more than fourfold in the fortnight immediately after surgery. The research in th...

  • Early-onset Alzheimer's gene explored in teens

    Thursday 8th November 2012

    A "dementia gene" has been found in a third of teenagers, "helping to predict the disease 20 years before devastating symptoms strike", the Daily Mail claims. While, according to the Daily Express, the "dementia gene" is "found in nearly half of teenagers". Both of these claims are inaccurate. Th...

  • Women smokers who quit young cut death risk

    Friday 2nd November 2012

    “Women smokers who quit before 30 cut death risk by 97%”, The Guardian reports. It goes on to warn that ‘women who smoke into middle-age have three times the death rate of non-smokers and risk dying at least 10 years early’. The news is based on the results of an impressive study that fol...

  • Glenfield heart surgery e-petition 'slowed'

    Tuesday 11th September 2012

    Glenfield children's heart surgery unit is due to relocate to Birmingham Continue reading the main story   The number of people signing an e-petition to save a children's heart surgery unit in Leicester has slowed, according to the man who set it up. Adam Tansey said: "When we first set the pet...

  • Surgery delays at Royal London Hospital 'unacceptable'

    Monday 25th June 2012

    Patients needing semi-urgent surgeries were "pushed to the end of an emergency list" as doctors in a London hospital dealt with emergencies, a report said. The Royal College of Surgeons report added that "unacceptable delays" at the Royal London in Whitechapel led to some patients suffering "seve...

 
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