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There's bad news for those of us planning to eat lots of treats over Christmas. High cholesterol levels in middle age can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia in our later years by up to 40%.
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London Medical Laboratory released new analysis last month revealing that over half of Brits (54%) have high cholesterol.
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Amazon's impressive Q3 (July-September) 13% sales increase has been fuelled by the rapid development of its Pharmacy and Clinic marketplaces in the US.
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This October is Cholesterol Awareness Month, and a leading medical expert says increased awareness of this condition can't come too soon.
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18 million Brits could have prediabetes. Improved testing is needed to halt a diabetes tsunami Analysis of the latest diabetes research by London Medical Laboratory has revealed up to 18 million UK adults could have prediabetes – which means they are...
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Full fat' fizzy drinks such as colas, lemonades and energy drinks have long been known to raise the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. People who have one can or more a day have a 26% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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Thousands of people are potentially mistaking the warning signs of diabetes for harmless skin conditions. Itchy skin, tingling hands or a cut that takes a while to heal are usually given a quick scratch or a sticking plaster.
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New analysis from London Medical Laboratory reveals over one million people are likely to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in the UK, yet a simple fingerprick diagnostic test (which can be taken at home) can identify the disease.
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Many of Britain's 4.3 million registered diabetics face a critical medication shortage because their treatments are being snapped up by dieters trying weight loss jabs.
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Most people assume happiness depends on events, from falling in love to buying new shoes to seeing our favourite team win. However, the latest developments in genome testing reveal our general level of happiness may be largely down to our genes.
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Stocks of the eagerly-awaited weight-loss jab Wegovy have arrived in the UK. The injection will be offered by specialist NHS weight-loss management services, as well as some private clinics.
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Leading testing expert, Dr Avinash Hari Narayanan (MBChB), Clinical Lead at London Medical Laboratory, says: 'Schools go back next week and many universities' freshers' weeks start on 18 September.
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The Government's Covid top-up vaccinations will get underway for everyone aged 65 and over on 7 October. That's almost a month later than last year, when boosters started on 12 September.
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Cases of skin cancer have soared by 195% amongst over 55s since the 1990s. That means baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) must rethink the view that a tanned body is a healthy body.
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There's mounting evidence that Covid-19 cases are on the rise. The latest Government data reveals a sharp 10.4% climb in cases towards the end of July, and Covid-related hospital cases have soared 16.5% in England.
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School's out and many Brits are preparing for a well-earned holiday to the Continent. However, a leading testing expert is warning that some European holidays, far from being the relaxing break we crave should, perhaps, come with a health warning.
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A new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals Brits feel their general wellbeing has declined in recent years.
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A new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed in fascinating detail how we all spent our days during March, and a leading testing expert says it's not healthy! Brits spend two hours a day watching TV and over 45 minutes surfing..
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It's official: Covid's disappearance from England's top ten list of UK killers is 'statistically significant', say scientists.
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A new study published in the US medical journal 'The Annals of Internal Medicine' makes a very strong case for universal genetic testing at the age of 30. This would detect and, if necessary, start treatments for three important hereditary conditions.
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London Medical Laboratory reveals five main reasons to be fearful, and five main reasons to be hopeful about AI's rapid growth in healthcare: 5 Reasons to be Fearful: 1: Misdiagnosis – Poorly designed systems can misdiagnose.
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The pioneering work of Flavia Araujo‑Rankin, Founder & Co‑CEO of London Medical Laboratory, has been featured in the J.P. Morgan UK Top 200 Women-Powered Businesses 2023 report.
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The Government's decision to axe free flu jabs for 50-64-year-olds has been called a false economy by a leading health testing expert. The free jab was introduced in 2020 to ease the burden on the NHS during Covid and had remained in place ever since.