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Blood pressure drugs rethink urged – BBC News

Current guidelines – issued by England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – suggest patients should only take medication when their blood pressure levels reach 140 mmHg.   They found those patients at highest risk – including smokers with high cholesterol levels and people over 65s with diabetes – ...

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Dementia loved ones ‘benefit from visits’ – BBC News

Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said: “After spending time with friends and family over the festive period, New Year can be a bleak and lonely time for people with dementia and their carers. It’s so important for people with dementia to feel connected throughout the year.   “Spending ...

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Smoking ‘linked to earlier menopause’ – BBC News

Comparing smokers with women who had never smoked, researchers found those who said they smoked heavily (more than 25 cigarettes a day) were likely to have faced the menopause 18 months earlier than non-smokers.   And non-smokers who had experienced many years of exposure to passive smoke – for example ...

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Bacteria that resist ‘last antibiotic’ found in UK – BBC News

“http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35153795#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa”> Prof Alan Johnson, from Public Health England, said: “Our assessment is that the public health risk posed by this gene is currently considered very low, but is subject to ongoing review as more information becomes available.   “The organisms identified can be killed by cooking your food properly and ...

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