This new device tests the strength of cells – and it could speed up drug trials

Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual…

Pets improve your mental health, new study suggests

It is estimated that there are 10 million cats and 11.5 million dogs kept as pets in the UK –…

New drug ‘reverses damage caused by alcoholism’

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reverse the damage…

Blood test can reveal cardiovascular disease risk

A new blood test developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield could provide a clue as to why some…

Acne linked with increased risk of depression

Researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada have found that patients with acne have a significantly increased risk of…

Red wine antioxidants used in novel heart procedure

Antioxidant compounds found in red wine are advancing the treatment of heart disease. Researchers from Louisiana State University are developing…

‘Guardian molecule’ that protects men from MS identified

Men are significantly less likely to get multiple sclerosis than women, because they are protected by high levels of testosterone.…

Study review finds that aerobic exercise reduces Alzheimer’s symptoms

A review of 19 studies that examined the effect of exercise on cognitive function has concluded that it does lessen…

Curcumin ‘improves mood and memory’

Daily consumption of curcumin improves the memory and mood of people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to a new…

Anaemia discovery offers hope of new fatigue treatments

Iron-restricted anemias – which are characterised by a lack of red blood cells – leave millions of people weak, tired…

New blood test can detect eight types of cancer

Researchers have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common types of cancer – and helps to identify…

Researchers identify new target for antidepressant drugs

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, only work for 50 per cent of the population. A…

High-salt diet ‘increases risk of cognitive decline and dementia’

A diet rich in salt is linked to an increased risk of cerebrovascular diseases and dementia, according to new research…

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…