What the papers say: self-monitoring device for warfarin patients

A self-monitoring device for patients taking the blood-thinning drug warfarin allows patients to avoid weekly visits to GPs, the Daily Mail reports.

Scientists have developed a more effective treatment for reducing patients' risk of diabetes and heart disease by combining cholesterol ester transfer proteins and statins, the Telegraph reports.

Experts claim that many women suffering from PMDD are being wrongly diagnosed as having psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the Daily Mail reports.

University of California Researchers have found that the number of Alzheimer's cases worldwide could be reduced by 3 million if the incidence of physical inactivity, diabetes, mid-life obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, depression and poor education was cut by 25 per cent, the Telegraph reports. The Daily Mail also reports on the seven factors that influence Alzheimer's.

Experts say popular causes of headaches include going to the hairdresser, coughing, jogging on a treadmill, an anxious personality, ham sandwiches, ponytails, sex, hot showers, cigarettes, lack of sleep and warm weather, reports the Daily Mail.

The NHS Wales is spending more than £20 for a loaf of gluten-free bread that would cost £2 in grocery stores, putting a burden on tax payers, the Telegraph reports.

A study of 1,500 teenagers aged 12 to 19 found that second-hand tobacco smoke doubles a young person's risk of hearing loss, the BBC reports.

A survey has found that nearly a third of medical students would refuse to carry out a post-24 week abortion for congenital abnormalities and nearly half believe they should be able to refuse providing treatments that go against their religious or ethical beliefs, the Telegraph reports.

Doctors have used sound waves to cure back pain by generating heat that zaps tissue and deactivates nerves in the bones of the spine, the Daily Mail reports.

The House of Lords science and technology committee urges Parliament to enact more legislation in order to nudge the public to adopt healthier lifestyles, the BBC reports.

Britain's health and social care regulator defended itself yesterday against the accusations of the Care Quality Commission, which accused the regulator of ignoring a whistle blower who raised the alarm about the abuse of people with learning disabilities at the Winterbourne View Home, reports the Independent. 

Police said the suspect responsible for contaminating the saline injections that killed three Stepping Hill Hospital patients could still be on site, the BBC reports.

The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust has challenged agovernment plan to close the chidlren's heart surgery unit at Brompton Hospital, reports the BBC.

The CIA used a fake hepatitis B vaccination program in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, which undermined the efforts of foreign aid teams to gain trust abroad, the Telegraph reports.

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