Weekly health news roundup: 26 January 2015

26 january 2015 health stories

Heartburn linked to cancer and how to sit correctly – top health stories this week.

International health news

  • Heartburn ‘possible cancer sign’ – Doctors are urging people not to ignore persistent heartburn which could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer.
  • WHO promises reform — After admitting bungling the Ebola response, the World Health Organisation promises a faster response in future.
  • Calls to ban toxic tobacco habit — Popular among baseball stars and fans, chewing tobacco is linked to several mouth cancers and the deaths of famous players.

Health advice

  • Sit smarter with yoga — It seems prolonged periods of sitting are more unhealthy than smoking so read these 5 tips for healthier sitting habits.

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