How stress could be making you ill

Certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical…

Regular fish consumption linked to higher IQ in children

Children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have higher IQ scores than those who consume…

Diabetes drug ‘significantly reverses memory loss’ caused by Alzheimer’s

A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer’s after scientists found that it ‘significantly reversed memory loss’…

‘Bad breath gene’ discovered – and it could be turned off

An international team of researchers has identified a genetic cause for chronic bad breath (halitosis), according to a new study…

High-intensity exercise ‘delays Parkinson’s’

High-intensity exercise three times a week decreases worsening of motor symptoms in Parkinson’s, according to a new trial published in…

Experimental drug ‘could transform sepsis treatment’

Researchers from the University of California have discovered that the human protein resistin could be used to treat sepsis, the…

New study reveals the dangers of common painkillers

Commonly prescribed painkillers should be given for shorter periods of time to reduce the risk of obesity and sleep deprivation,…

Are hot flushes a diabetes warning sign?

Hot flushes, the most common symptom of menopause, increase the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease. A new…

Disposable chip ‘will reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions’

Researchers from the University of Leeds have developed a prototype chip that can quickly determine if a patient has an…

Researchers create ‘heart attack patch’

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a fully functioning artificial human heart muscle large enough to patch over damage…

Neurofeedback training could allow tinnitus sufferers to treat themselves

Neurofeedback training (allowing an individual to view some type of external indicator of brain activity and attempt to exert control…

Low-salt diet ‘as effective as drugs’ for hypertension

A low-salt diet combined with the DASH diet (The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) substantially lowers systolic blood pressure –…

Brain scans show physical signs of depression

Researchers have discovered a common pattern of structural abnormalities in the brains of people with depression and social anxiety, according…

Valium could be fatal for Alzheimer’s patients

Benzodiazepine and related drug use is associated with a 40 per cent increase in mortality among people with Alzheimer’s disease,…

Cancer drug effectively treats high blood pressure

Drugs designed to stop the growth of cancer could offer a new way to control high blood pressure, according to…

Dog owners live longer

Dog owners have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death than non-dog owners, according to the results of a…

New autism drug shows early promise in trials

A new drug called NitroSynapsin has shown to be effective against autism in mouse models, according to a report published…

‘Smell test drug’ could improve Alzheimers symptoms

A declining sense of smell is recognised as one of the early signs of cognitive decline, before the clinical onset…