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Health in the news - 2006

January 2006

6 January 2006 Alcohol adverts linked to drinking among young people
24 January 2006 Curry spice and cauliflower could help in the fight against prostate cancer

February 2006

3 February 2006 Avian flu (bird flu)
7 February 2006 Unplanned attempts to quit smoking more likely to succeed
17 February 2006 Melatonin not effective in treating sleep disorders and jet lag

March 2006

3 March 2006 Diet supplements may ease osteoarthritic pain
17 March 2006 Calcium helps reduce pregnancy complications
27 March 2006 Avian flu (bird flu)
31 March 2006 Doubts raised over health benefits of omega-3 fats

April 2006

14 April 2006 Passive smoking could raise risk of developing type 2 diabetes
28 April 2006 Socialising with friends and family could reduce the effects of Alzheimer's disease

May 2006

12 May 2006 Puppy fat is a myth that could put children's health at risk
26 May 2006 No link between low air pressure and DVT on long-haul flights

June 2006

9 June 2006 Premature or underweight babies are more at risk of hyperactivity

July 2006

3 July 2006 Diabetes 'brings an earlier heart risk'
3 July 2006 Taking your medicines regularly could 'mean a longer life'
4 July 2006 Alcohol problems linked to early drinking
4 July 2006 Animal contact may fight asthma
5 July 2006 People sleep less than they think
6 July 2006 Heat can help the body fight pain
6 July 2006 Breastfeeding could prevent bedwetting
7 July 2006 Gum disease linked to stroke risk
7 July 2006 Stress-free route to orthopaedic recovery
10 July 2006 Whooping cough may be under diagnosed
11 July 2006 Computer games 'bring addiction risk'
11 July 2006 Exercise 'helps cope with cancer treatment'
12 July 2006 Healthy lifestyle promoted to see off strokes in women
12 July 2006 Eating fish 'protects against blindness'
13 July 2006 Sleep deprivation 'brings greater risk of obesity'
14 July 2006 Singletons 'have double the risk of heart disease'
14 July 2006 Smoking during pregnancy linked to bad child behaviour
17 July 2006 Weight gain in menopause 'raises risk of breast cancer'
17 July 2006 Study reveals long-hours health risks to women
18 July 2006 Berries 'may protect the brain'
18 July 2006 Female weight loss could be linked to dementia
19 July 2006 Exercise later in life still cuts heart risk
19 July 2006 Asthma linked to swimming pool use
21 July 2006 Chronic pain 'could be switched off'
21 July 2006 Britons 'ignorant' of major killer
24 July 2006 Energy drinks 'lower concentration'
24 July 2006 Antibiotics should be 'last resort' for runny noses
24 July 2006 'More exercise' needed for children's hearts
25 July 2006 Stress 'causes tumours to spread'
25 July 2006 Infections in elderly 'caused by imbalance in immune system'
26 July 2006 Alcohol lowers heart risk 'in several ways'
26 July 2006 Low-GI carbohydrate diets 'improve weight loss'
26 July 2006 Alcoholic relatives linked to 'low response to alcohol'
27 July 2006 New test may identify risk of blood clots
27 July 2006 Osteoarthritis linked to lower oestrogen levels
28 July 2006 Skin cancer 'more deadly in non-white population'
28 July 2006 Breast milk 'could lower eczema risk'
31 July 2006 Mothers 'should not get stressed' over crying babies
31 July 2006 Scientists call for 'hidden fats' labels on food

August 2006

1 August 2006 Scorpion venom could treat brain tumours
1 August 2006 Nicotine addiction can begin 'after first puff'
2 August 2006 High blood pressure linked to walking difficulties in elderly
2 August 2006 Curries and onions 'could treat bowel cancer'
3 August 2006 Tall children 'more at risk of obesity'
4 August 2006 Breastfed babies 'cope better with stress'
4 August 2006 Paracetamol 'too easily available'
7 August 2006 Radiation warning for shoppers and travellers
7 August 2006 Northern England 'worst for binge drinking'
8 August 2006 NHS urged to provide condom selection
8 August 2006 Concerns raised over latex in food wrappers
9 August 2006 Bird flu claims 43rd victim in Indonesia
9 August 2006 Babies 'spot basic maths errors'
10 August 2006 Vanity beats cancer risk as weight-loss motivation
10 August 2006 Genetic factors increase risk of Parkinson's disease
11 August 2006 Chemotherapy test developed for lung cancer
11 August 2006 Teens 'do not use condoms properly'
15 August 2006 War paint plant 'tackles breast cancer'
15 August 2006 Anxiety 'not directly linked' to birthing problems
16 August 2006 Low sex hormone levels 'increases death risk' in men
17 August 2006 Asthma linked to sleep problems in young women
17 August 2006 A-level students warned over text injury
18 August 2006 Stroke risk 'peaks twice in the day'
21 August 2006 'Better' bird-flu vaccination needed for poultry
22 August 2006 Brain swelling 'could be reduced' in stroke victims
23 August 2006 Alcohol 'affects sleep quality' in young women
23 August 2006 'Mint oil compound' could treat chronic pain
24 August 2006 Sleep problems in children 'lowers IQ'
24 August 2006 Teenage girls 'more likely to self-harm'
29 August 2006 Act now to stop ageing arteries
29 August 2006 Study sheds new light on DVT
29 August 2006 Gene could hold key to hearing loss
30 August 2006 Cider may protect against cancer and stroke

September 2006

1 September 2006 Asian parents urged to give children vitamin D supplements
1 September 2006 Cranberry juice may be good for the heart
4 September 2006 Fruit and vegetable juice to fight Alzheimer's disease
4 September 2006 Semen may worsen cervical and uterine cancer
5 September 2006 Obesity may 'harm fertility' in men
6 September 2006 Child autism linked to older fathers
6 September 2006 Drinking mothers 'increase alcohol risk' in children
7 September 2006 Breast density is 'breast cancer risk factor'
7 September 2006 Sight-loss risk 'doubled' by obesity
8 September 2006 Low doses of bird flu vaccine 'are effective'
8 September 2006 Hypnosis 'could ease pain in child cancer treatments'
12 September 2006 Oranges linked to liver health
12 September 2006 Exercise 'boosts breast cancer survival'
13 September 2006 Vitamin D 'reduces cancer risk'
15 September 2006 Females 'should increase calories to limit leg pain'
19 September 2006 Pregnant women 'unaware of omega-3 benefits'
20 September 2006 Calcium supplements 'little effect' on kids' bones
20 September 2006 Breathing problems at night 'increase depression risk'
21 September 2006 Musical training 'improves children's memory'
22 September 2006 Millions 'unaware' they have COPD
25 September 2006 'Crisp diet' health warning for kids
28 September 2006 Keeping active could help people with COPD stay healthy

October 2006

20 October 2006 Cancer vaccine on sale - but at what cost?
13 October 2006 Male contraception hope
6 October 2006 Flu jabs in the news

November 2006

1 November 2006 People treated for chlamydia should have regular check-ups
8 November 2006 Potential vaccine for "superbug"
15 November 2006 New trial aims to stem the effects of heart attacks
22 November 2006 Charity calls for better alcohol treatment
30 November 2006 No half measures for smokers

December 2006

7 December 2006 Polonium-210 - the facts
14 December 2006 Variant CJD risk for blood recipients
21 December 2006 Circumcision could snip HIV infection rates in half

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