Kerrie Wilsea

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    Breast cancer screening revealed to be harming thousands

    An independent review has shown that for every one life saved by breast cancer screening, three women endure treatment for a tumour that would have caused them no harm. The review, undertaken by an independent panel led by Professor Michael Marmot from University College London, has been published in The Lancet Medical...

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    Former Italian PM Berlusconi sentenced to prison for tax fraud

    Silvio Berlusconi, the 76-year-old former Italian Prime Minister, has been charged with tax fraud in a Milan court and sentenced to time in prison. The persecutors accused Berlusconi of buying US film rights at inflated prices and using the excess money to create illegal slush funds reducing tax liability for his group...

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    Study shows exercise may help protect brain health in old age

    A study of nearly 700 people aged 70 by The University of Edinburgh shows that regular exercise can help delay shrinkage of the brain.  The participants of the study were asked a series of questions about their health and lifestyle and were then taken for an MRI scan of the brain. The results...

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    Hospital admissions for eating disorders rise by 16%

    Data from the Health and Social Care Information Cen...

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    Dyslexia figures rise as debate on diagnosis validity continues

    As schools are reporting larger numbers of pupils diagnosed with learning disorder dyslexia, many have begun to question the validity of the diagnosis and whether there is an over-labelling of pupils due to laziness of schools.  Dyslexia is a complex learning difficulty that affects a series of skills such as writing, spelling,...

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    Barcode blood test to pick out aggressive prostate cancer

    Scientists have developed a barcode blood test that reads changes in the pattern of gene activity in blood cells to identify and pick out the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer. The test is designed to be used alongside the current PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test as a way of selecting patients who...

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    PM threatens to veto EU budget “if necessary”

    As the EU begins its negotiations on budget plans for 2014–2020, Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will not stand for “outrageous” hikes in the EU budget.  Cameron told the Sunday Telegraph: “I feel we are in a strong position and if it comes to saying ‘no’ to a deal that...

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    Jeremy Hunt backs 12 week limit for abortions

    On the eve of the Conservative party conference, Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, has told The Times that he feels the abortion limit should be halved from 24 weeks to 12 weeks. The MP for South West Surrey claims he “reached the conclusion after studying the evidence,” and that...

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    Obama and Romney clash in first presidential debate

    The University of Denver, Colorado yesterday hosted t...