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Irish Sunday Mirror - - YOUR HEALTH -

Most new can­cer drugs are given to pa­tients with­out any ev­i­dence they ex­tend or im­prove lives, a study by King’s Col­lege Lon­don has con­cluded. It says reg­u­la­tors must make it harder for meds to be ap­proved.

Preg­nant women with the se­vere morn­ing sick­ness suf­fered by the Duchess of Cam­bridge can suffer men­tal health is­sues for up to six months af­ter the birth, a study in the Ar­chives of Women’s Men­tal Health sug­gests. Those with it can vomit up to 30 times a day, lead­ing to de­hy­dra­tion, mal­nu­tri­tion and long-term emo­tional dis­tress.

The very old are four times more likely to die com­fort­ably if they are at home rather than in hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to re­search from Cam­bridge Univer­sity.

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