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Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy

A woman has died after undergoing bee-sting therapy, a form of treatment backed by Gwyneth Paltrow. The 55-year-old Spanish woman had been having live bee acupuncture for two years when she developed a severe reaction. She died weeks later of multiple organ failure. Researchers who studied the case say live …

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Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy

A woman has died after undergoing bee-sting therapy, a form of treatment backed by Gwyneth Paltrow. The 55-year-old Spanish woman had been having live bee acupuncture for two years when she developed a severe reaction. She died weeks later of multiple organ failure. Researchers who studied the case say live …

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Rise in cancers ’caused by weight’

Being overweight or obese is a growing cause of cancer in the UK while cases caused by smoking are falling, according to a large study. Cancer Research UK found more than a third of all cases of cancer were avoidable – some 135,000. The charity also found that excess weight …

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Rise in cancers ’caused by weight’

Being overweight or obese is a growing cause of cancer in the UK while cases caused by smoking are falling, according to a large study. Cancer Research UK found more than a third of all cases of cancer were avoidable – some 135,000. The charity also found that excess weight …

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MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage

A study of a new drug to treat advanced cases of multiple sclerosis suggests it may be possible to delay progression of the disease in the short term, although the effects were small. In a trial of 1,327 people, in The Lancet, 26% saw their disability worsen after three months …

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MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage

A study of a new drug to treat advanced cases of multiple sclerosis suggests it may be possible to delay progression of the disease in the short term, although the effects were small. In a trial of 1,327 people, in The Lancet, 26% saw their disability worsen after three months …

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A blueberry muffin ‘could have day’s worth of sugar’

Some blueberry muffins sold by cafes and supermarkets contain more than the recommended daily intake of sugar for adults, researchers have discovered. An analysis by Action on Sugar and the Obesity Health Alliance in January found the cakes could contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar. The recommended daily limit …

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A blueberry muffin ‘could have day’s worth of sugar’

Some blueberry muffins sold by cafes and supermarkets contain more than the recommended daily intake of sugar for adults, researchers have discovered. An analysis by Action on Sugar and the Obesity Health Alliance in January found the cakes could contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar. The recommended daily limit …

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Chronic fatigue trial results ‘not robust’, new study says

Fresh analysis of a controversial study, which recommended exercise and psychological therapy for people with chronic fatigue syndrome, suggests their impact is more modest than first thought. The PACE trial found the treatments to be “moderately effective”, leading to recovery in a fifth of patients. But this new analysis finds …

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Chronic fatigue trial results ‘not robust’, new study says

Fresh analysis of a controversial study, which recommended exercise and psychological therapy for people with chronic fatigue syndrome, suggests their impact is more modest than first thought. The PACE trial found the treatments to be “moderately effective”, leading to recovery in a fifth of patients. But this new analysis finds …

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