Lyrica

Popular sciatica drug found to be pointless

A common sciatica drug has been found to be no more effective than a placebo, according to a study published…

Can spider venom protect brain cells after a stroke?

An ingredient from the venom of one of the world’s most deadly spiders can protect brain cells following a stroke,…

Do hunter-gatherer Bolivians really have the ‘world’s healthiest hearts’?

Members of an Amazonian community have been found to have the healthiest hearts of any population group yet studied, according…

Could the risk of postpartum depression be predicted?

Levels of a hormone called allopregnanolone could predict the likelihood of postpartum depression, according to new research published in the…

Are gambling addictions more common than previously thought?

Around 1 in 20 people waiting to see their GP in Bristol report having a gambling problem, according to a…

Worried that violent video games might affect your brain? Don’t be too concerned

A major new study has found that playing violent video games does not make people any more aggressive or less…

body clock

A blood test can tell if your body clock is screwed up

It has long been known that drugs work more effectively at particular times of the day, depending on the activity…

mice

Adding good bacteria to the gut lifts mice out of depression

‘How YOGURT can treat depression,’ ran the headline at Mail Online. Similar stories popped up elsewhere. Most readers no doubt…

exercise

Short bursts of intense exercise ‘best at delaying the ageing process’

As we age the amount of energy our cells can produce gradually wanes. A new study shows that short bursts…

hay fever

Probiotics can ease the symptoms of hay fever

Taking a probiotic combination could reduce hay fever symptoms, according to a study at the University of Florida. The researchers…