Be well magazine

Our Be Well magazine displays articles from across a range of health and well-being topics, including specialist expert articles interpreting latest medical advances and research from The Lancet.

HHV-6A virus

Could an obscure type of herpes virus trigger female infertility?

"Obscure virus may be cause of unexplained infertility," The Independent reports. Italian researchers found copies of the HHV-6A virus – a type of herpes virus – in the womb lining of 43% of women with…

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cancer

1 in 8 advanced prostate cancers may be linked to faulty genes

"Nearly one in eight men who develop [advanced] prostate cancer carry mutations in genes which repair damage to DNA," The Daily Telegraph reports. One of the difficulties in detecting and treating prostate cancer…

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Breast Cancer

Can breast implants hinder breast cancer detection?

One of the primary health concerns with cosmetic breast implants is their potential role in hindering the early stages of breast

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bed bug

Bedbugs 'prefer certain colours'

"Bed bugs appear to have a strong preference for particular colours," BBC News reports. A new study suggests the pests prefer red and black and "hate yellow and green"…

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Fried

Study finds link between saturated fats and early death

"Eating more saturated fats raises risk of early death, says US study," The Guardian reports. A major study involving more than 80,000 women would seem to contradict recent high-profile reports that a diet rich in saturated fat is safe…

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lady

Many women think shaving pubic hair is 'hygienic'

"More women think shaving pubic hair is 'hygenic' [sic] despite greater health risks," The Independent reports. A US survey found more than half of women who groomed their public hair did so for hygiene reasons, despite evidence that shaving…

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juice

Cranberry juice 'useful' for women with recurring UTIs, claims study

"Drinking cranberry juice could reduce the worldwide use of antibiotics," is the somewhat optimistic headline in The Daily Telegraph. A new study found some modest preventative benefit in women with a history of reoccurring urinary tract infections…

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toy

Children's plastic toys can 'harbour viruses for hours'

"Plastic toys 'can harbour nasty viruses for hours, raising risk of infection'," the Mail Online reports. New research suggests that enveloped viruses, which have a protective shell, may survive on toys for up to 24 hours...

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belly woman

Study suggests that inflammation is behind period pain

"Scientists have finally discovered why periods hurt so much, following a ground breaking study into menstrual pain," The Independent reports. A new study suggests that the pain is caused by acute inflammation, as measured by the C-reactive protein...

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