More Britons seeking suicide help

The UK has the third highest number of people registered with Swiss suicide charity Dignitas, a BBC investigation finds.

UK rejects donor opt-out

A panel of experts rejects switching to a system of presumed consent for organ donation in the UK.

Group therapy may extend lives of cancer patients (Reuters)

Reuters – Psychological group therapy for women with breast cancer may help them not only to cope better with their disease but also live longer, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men (HealthDay)

HealthDay – SUNDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) — Women may have a harder time
prepping for colonoscopy than men, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2008 (HealthDay)

HealthDay – Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments,
compiled by editors of HealthDay:

Vitamin C, E Supplements Won't Help Prevent Cancer (HealthDay)

HealthDay – SUNDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) — Coming on the heels of two
studies discounting the usefulness of vitamin B, folic acid, vitamin D and
calcium supplements for cancer prevention, U.S. researchers report that
vitamins C and E supplements won't help prevent cancer, either.

W. Virginia town shrugs at poorest health ranking (AP)

AP – As a portly woman plodded ahead of him on the sidewalk, the obese mayor of America’s fattest and unhealthiest city explained why health is not a big local issue.

Obesity ’caused before birth’

A high-fat diet in pregnancy may cause changes in the foetal brain that cause over-eating and obesity, research suggests.