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The Health Data Conundrum

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January 2017 NYTimes; THERE’S quite a paradox when it comes to our health data. Most of us still cannot readily look at it, but there’s been an epidemic of cybercriminals and thieves hacking and stealing this most personal information. Last year hundreds of breaches involving millions of health records were …

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Multiple sclerosis drug ‘a landmark’

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December 2016 BBC; A drug that alters the immune system has been described as “big news” and a “landmark” in treating multiple sclerosis, doctors and charities say. Trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest the drug can slow damage to the brain in two forms of MS. …

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Common food additives ‘linked’ to bowel cancer

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November 2016 NHSNews; “Why processed food may cause bowel cancer: Common additives change gut bacteria which allow tumours to grow,” reports the Mail Online. This follows a study in mice investigating whether common food additives (E numbers) called emulsifiers cause inflammation in the gut that in turn triggers bowel cancer. The researchers …

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Worrying about health linked to heart disease

November 2016 NHSNewsCentre; “Worried well ‘make themselves sick’,” reports The Daily Telegraph. Several other news outlets covered the same story with headlines about how the “worried well” may be more likely to develop heart disease. The stories are based on a Norwegian population study with 7,052 participants that aimed to …

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