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.

PET scan

Caution urged over CT scan radiation doses

BBC News reports on a sharp rise in the number of CT scans being performed, exposing people to the potential health risks of radiation.

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Salt

Salt injections: not a cure for cancer

"Salt injection 'kills cancer cells' by causing them to self-destruct," reports the Mail Online. Despite this headline, there is no new treatment for cancer using salt...

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HealthFriends

Lack of vitamin D may 'raise dementia risk'

People lacking in vitamin D have a higher risk of developing dementia report several media outlets, including BBC News and The Independent.

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aspirin

Daily aspirin 'reduces cancer risk', study finds

Taking aspirin every day could cut your risk of developing cancer, report BBC News and The Daily Telegraph...

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Lower back pain

Paracetamol no better than a placebo for lower back pain

"The results suggest we need to reconsider the universal recommendation to provide paracetamol as a first-line treatment."

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Sierra Sandison

Miss Idaho inspires throngs of fans to show their insulin pumps

“My message to everyone, diabetic or not, is that we all have something that doesn't "measure up" to the beauty standards set by the media - and that is okay!”

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Inhaler

Steroid asthma inhalers restrict children’s growth

"Children who use inhalable steroids for asthma grow slower than their peers in the first year of taking the medication," The Guardian reports.

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Diabetes

Protein may help control diabetes symptoms

"Diabetes could be cured 'in single jab'," is the misleading headline in the Daily Express.

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Obesity

More weight loss surgery to tackle epidemic of type 2 diabetes

New draft guidance from NICE proposes to lower the threshold for considering weight loss surgery for people with type 2 diabetes to a BMI of 30.

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