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Salt substitutes are risky for those with kidney disease

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Re your report in the print edition (Salt substitute cuts risk of heart attack – study, 31 August), it was with great alarm that I read the statement attributed to Prof Bruce Neal that “if you were to replace all of t...

I have a 50/50 chance of inheriting Huntington’s disease – should I take a test to find out?

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I’ve spent most of my life knowing I may have inherited a faulty gene that would cause Huntington’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that can be fatal. My grandad had the disease, my mum has it, and I am yet to ta...

From gum disease to high blood pressure: why prevention is better than cure

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I believe there are two types of people in the world: a small number who diligently wear sunblock every day; and then the rest of us, who step out on a sunny day, think “Oh, it’s warm”, but only reach for the SPF once...

US study finds potential dog food link to canine heart disease

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A new study by the Food and Drug Administration highlights research linking certain dog foods to canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a severe heart disease. According to a new report published Thursday, researchers c...

Crime novelist Mo Hayder dies aged 59 from motor neurone disease

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British crime novelist Mo Hayder, whose dark, shocking thrillers won her the title of “queen of fear”, has died at the age of 59 after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December. Hayder was the pen name fo...

Deadly coral disease sweeping Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships

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A virulent and fast-moving coral disease that has swept through the Caribbean could be linked to waste or ballast water from ships, according to research. The deadly infection, known as stony coral tissue loss disease...

Eating processed meat raises risk of heart disease by a fifth

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Eating processed meat raises the risk of heart disease by a fifth, according to the largest ever analysis of research into the impact of meat consumption on cardiac health. Researchers at the University of Oxford are ...

Drinking coffee may cut risk of chronic liver disease, study suggests

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From espresso to instant, coffee is part of the daily routine for millions. Now research suggests the brew could be linked to a lower chance of developing or dying from chronic liver disease. Chronic liver disease is ...

Children of obese mums at higher risk of fatty liver disease – study

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Children of obese mothers have a greater risk of developing fatty liver disease in their 20s, according to researchers who say policymakers need to do more to tackle the promotion of poor-quality food and drink. Non-a...

Disease causing mass deaths of frogs reaches Britain

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A disease that causes mass die-offs in frogs has been found in captive UK populations for the first time, scientists have warned. Severe perkinsea infection (SPI) has caused large tadpole mortality events across the U...

Most children with post-Covid disease recover within six months, study finds

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Children at a leading London hospital who were admitted with a rare but severe illness as a result of coronavirus infection had made a good recovery by the end of six months, although some needed ongoing physical ther...

Jeremy Paxman diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

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Jeremy Paxman has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The 71-year-old broadcaster and host of BBC Two’s University Challenge said he had been receiving “excellent treatment” and that his symp...

‘Black fungus’ disease linked to Covid spreads across India

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States across India have begun declaring a “black fungus” epidemic as cases of the fatal rare infection shoot up in patients recovering from Covid-19. The fungal disease, called mucormycosis, has a 50% mortality rate....

Former Tampa Bay linebacker Geno Hayes dies of liver disease at age of 33

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The former NFL linebacker Geno Hayes has died at the age of 33 after being diagnosed with liver disease following his retirement from football. He had been under hospice care at his parents’ home until his death on Mo...

Prevention, not cure: ‘We can’t just approach mental health from the disease end’

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Mental health system reform is focused on providing more services while failing to evaluate whether those services make people better, leaving people cycling in and out of a system that fails to prevent them from gett...

Come Join Our Disease by Sam Byers review – gloriously nauseating

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“Why must there always be ideas?” rages Maya, the narrator of this disturbingly exceptional novel. “Why is nothing too much to ask for?” Where Sam Byers’s previous two works have delighted in the intricacies of the mo...

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