Type 2 diabetes: NHS to offer 800-calorie diet treatment – BBC News

Type 2 diabetes: NHS to offer 800-calorie diet treatment – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images An ultra low-calorie diet that can reverse type 2 diabetes is to form part of a pilot run by the NHS in England. The 800-calorie a day diet using liquid meals and shakes will be prescribed for three months, initially to 5,000 people, and follow-up support given. Nine out of 10 […]

Google's Parent Has a Plan to Eliminate Mosquitoes Worldwide – BloombergQuint

Google's Parent Has a Plan to Eliminate Mosquitoes Worldwide – BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) — Silicon Valley researchers are attacking flying bloodsuckers in California’s Fresno County. It’s the first salvo in an unlikely war for Google parent Alphabet Inc.: eradicating mosquito-borne diseases around the world. A white high-top Mercedes van winds its way through the suburban sprawl and strip malls as a swarm of male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes […]

Scientist Who Crispr’d Babies Bucked His Own Ethics Policy – WIRED

Scientist Who Crispr’d Babies Bucked His Own Ethics Policy – WIRED

We said “don’t freak out,” when scientists first used Crispr to edit DNA in non-viable human embryos. When they tried it in embryos that could theoretically produce babies, we said “don’t panic.” Many years and years of boring bench science remain before anyone could even think about putting it near a woman’s uterus. Well, we […]

Cancer care: England still lagging behind the best – BBC News

Cancer care: England still lagging behind the best – BBC News

Image copyright SPL England has failed to close the gap on the best-performing nations when it comes to cancer care despite 20 years of trying, analysis suggests. The review by the Health Foundation of the government’s record between 1995 and 2015 said that despite four strategies setting ambitious goals, the NHS was still lagging behind […]

England's poorest die 10 YEARS before richest – and the gap is growing

England's poorest die 10 YEARS before richest – and the gap is growing

England’s poorest people die 10 years before the richest as the gap in life expectancy widens. Stagnant wages, austerity, ­reliance on foodbanks, bad diets and health inequalities are blamed. The poorest under-fives are 2.5 times more likely to die as ­children compared to the richest. Conditions that lead to particularly early graves include heart disease, […]

Research claims brain still functions after so you'll be aware of everything

Research claims brain still functions after so you'll be aware of everything

The human brain still functions after death, meaning you know you are dead, new research claims. Scientists say they have discovered that for seconds after the heart stops, brain activity still functions. Experts say this means a patient would be fully aware of what was happening to them as their consciousness keeps working. For a […]

Study: Cutting carbs instead of calories keeps weight off

Study: Cutting carbs instead of calories keeps weight off

A–A+ In a study of overweight people maintaining weight loss, those on a low-­carbohydrate diet burned about 250 more calories per day than those on a high-carbohydrate diet. The study of 164 people, published recently by The BMJ medical journal, notes the challenge of maintaining weight loss in the face of the […]

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