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Playing card games aids stroke recovery

Playing card games aids stroke recovery

Image copyright Thinkstock Playing simple card games, such as snap, can help stroke patients with their recovery, say Canadian researchers. The scientists found it improved patients’ motor skills. Playing Jenga, bingo or a games consol like Wii worked equally well. They told the Lancet Neurology that the type of task used for motor rehabilitation might […]

Helium discovery a ‘game-changer’

Helium discovery a ‘game-changer’

Image copyright BRIAN BELL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption Helium is used in science in microscopes Scientists have discovered a large helium gas field in Tanzania. With world supplies running out, the find is a “game-changer”, say geologists at Durham and Oxford universities. Helium is used in hospitals in MRI scanners as well as in spacecraft, […]

Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen ‘once a minute’

Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen ‘once a minute’

People who watched Wales’ Euro 2016 game against England on television saw alcohol marketing almost once every minute during play, a study has found. It found pitch-side alcohol sponsor adverts were seen 78 times per game on average during broadcasts of the two countries’ five Group B games. So during the Wales and England game, […]

High sport drink use among young teens ‘risk to health’

High sport drink use among young teens ‘risk to health’

Image copyright Getty Images High numbers of younger teenagers are risking tooth decay and obesity by regularly having high-sugar sport drinks, dental experts have said. Cardiff University found 89% of Welsh 12 to 14-year-olds questioned used the drinks – 68% at least once a week. Researchers said most parents and children were not aware the […]

Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen ‘once a minute’

Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen ‘once a minute’

People who watched Wales’ Euro 2016 game against England on television saw alcohol marketing almost once every minute during play, a study has found. It found pitch-side alcohol sponsor adverts were seen 78 times per game on average during broadcasts of the two countries’ five Group B games. So during the Wales and England game, […]

High sport drink use among young teens ‘risk to health’

High sport drink use among young teens ‘risk to health’

Image copyright Getty Images High numbers of younger teenagers are risking tooth decay and obesity by regularly having high-sugar sport drinks, dental experts have said. Cardiff University found 89% of Welsh 12 to 14-year-olds questioned used the drinks – 68% at least once a week. Researchers said most parents and children were not aware the […]

Office cake culture is ‘danger to health’

Office cake culture is ‘danger to health’

Image copyright Thinkstock Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues’ birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, a senior dentist argues. Prof Nigel Hunt, from the Faculty of Dental Surgery, at the Royal College of Surgeons, says “cake culture” is fuelling obesity and dental problems. At the organisation’s annual dinner […]

Office cake culture is ‘danger to health’

Office cake culture is ‘danger to health’

Image copyright Thinkstock Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues’ birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, a senior dentist argues. Prof Nigel Hunt, from the Faculty of Dental Surgery, at the Royal College of Surgeons, says “cake culture” is fuelling obesity and dental problems. At the organisation’s annual dinner […]

Office cake culture is ‘danger to health’

Office cake culture is ‘danger to health’

Image copyright Thinkstock Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues’ birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, a senior dentist argues. Prof Nigel Hunt, from the Faculty of Dental Surgery, at the Royal College of Surgeons, says “cake culture” is fuelling obesity and dental problems. At the organisation’s annual dinner […]

Testicle removal surgeon Marwan Farouk struck off

Testicle removal surgeon Marwan Farouk struck off

Image copyright Google Image caption Dr Marwan Farouk disposed of the testicle in a medical waste bin at BMI Chiltern Hospital A surgeon who tried to cover up the fact he had cut off a man’s testicle in error has been struck off. The organ was removed at the private BMI Chiltern Hospital in Buckinghamshire […]