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…

Drinking tea and red wine ‘reduces type 2 diabetes risk’

People who consume foods and drinks that are rich in antioxidants have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes,…

Eating cereal fibre increases chances of surviving colon cancer

People who eat a diet high in cereal fibre or increase their fibre intake after a colon cancer diagnosis may…

New type of antidepressant shows promise in trials

Scientists at the University of Bath have developed a new type of antidepressant that could be developed as an alternative…

Heartburn drugs linked with kidney failure

Certain medications used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked with the development of kidney disease, according to…

Four-in-one flu shot could provide lifelong protection

A vaccine combining genes from four major strains of influenza appears to provide lifelong protection, according to new research on…

Weight training ‘more effective than cardio’ for older adults

A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be…

New blood test can diagnose ovarian cancer

Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the US have develop a new blood test that can detect ovarian cancer…