More Britons seeking suicide help

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

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UK rejects donor opt-out

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

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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.

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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.

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Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2008 (HealthDay)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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