New NHS app will mean pregnant women can have blood pressure to be checks at home
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New NHS app will mean pregnant women can have blood pressure to be checks at home

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/06/new-nhs-app-will-mean-pregnant-women-can-have-blood-pressure/ By Laura Donnelly,┬áhealth editor Pregnant women will be offered a new NHS app, allowing those with high blood pressure to be monitored remotely, preventing thousands of visits to hospital. All expectant mothers will be given access to a new digital record, so they can view test results, monitor their…

Heart disease rates halve in a decade as statins and stop-smoking campaigns reap huge benefits
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Heart disease rates halve in a decade as statins and stop-smoking campaigns reap huge benefits

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/06/04/heart-disease-rates-halve-decade-statins-stop-smoking-campaigns/ By┬áSarah Knapton,┬áscience editor Heart disease rates have halved in a decade as statins and the fall in smoking have hugely reduced the prevalence of the condition. Although heart disease is still the leading cause of death in Britain, the number of people dying decreased from 80 per 100,000 to…

Autism test and treatment on horizon as scientists find hormone deficiency link
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Autism test and treatment on horizon as scientists find hormone deficiency link

This article was taken from:┬áhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/05/02/autism-test-treatment-horizon-scientists-find-hormone-deficiency/ By Sarah Knapton,┬áscience editor A┬átest and possible treatment for autism could be on the horizon after scientists discovered that people and primates who are less social are deficient in a particular hormone. Around 1.1 per cent of the people in Britain, around 695,000 are through to be on the autism…

NHS plan could see blood pressure checks on supermarket tills

NHS plan could see blood pressure checks on supermarket tills

Shoppers could have their blood pressure checked at supermarket tills under radical NHS plans aimed at preventing almost 25,000 heart attacks and strokes. Firefighters, teachers and office workers will also be trained to carry out tests, in a bid to identify thousands of people are risk of the major killers. Under the NHS proposals, local…