Protein discovered that ‘turns off’ desire for alcohol

Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre have discovered a protective response in the liver that could be targeted…

Prostate cancer blood biomarker discovered

Metabolite patterns in the blood are indicative of prostate cancer risk, according to new research published in the journal BioMed…

Women stressed in early adulthood ‘significantly more likely’ to have a miscarriage

A history of stress can increase the risk of miscarriage by up to 42 per cent, according to a new…

Eye scan reveals Alzheimer’s years before symptoms appear

For decades, the only way to officially diagnose Alzheimer’s disease was by analysing a patient’s brain during a postmortem. More…

Newly discovered painkiller could replace addictive opioids

Researchers from the University of Texas have discovered what they say is a powerful painkiller that acts on a previously…

Eating late at night increases sunburn risk the following day

Eating at abnormal times disrupts the biological clock of the skin, including the daytime potency of an enzyme that protects…

Binge-watching television linked with insomnia and fatigue

Young adults who binge-watch television series are more likely to have fatigue, insomnia and a generally poor quality of sleep,…

New blood test could ‘transform’ cancer diagnosis

A new type of test can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the…

Marijuana users risk death from high blood pressure

People who smoke marijuana are three times more likely to die as a result of high blood pressure, according to…

Diabetes and high blood pressure increase Alzheimer’s risk

People with vascular health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure, have a greater chance of dementia later in life,…

Drink black tea and red wine to limit flu symptoms, researchers say

A compound found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries can prevent severe flu infections in mice,…

Coming off statins makes a second stroke ‘significantly more likely’

Coming off statins soon after a stroke could increase the likelihood of a second stroke, according to a new study…

New drug kills MRSA – including strains with antibiotic resistance

Researchers from Scotland have developed a new drug that kills strains of MRSA that are becoming resistant to antibiotics, according…

Do these ME biomarkers prove the condition is real?

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have linked chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as CFS or ME) to…

Nutrient found in spinach, kale and avocado ‘keeps the brain young’

People with higher levels of lutein – a nutrient found in vegetables such as spinach, kale and avocado – have…

Is too much sugar causing anxiety in men?

Men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, according to new research…

‘Hundreds of thousands’ give up smoking thanks to e-cigarettes

The increasing popularity of e-cigarettes among American adults is linked to the significant decrease in the number of people who…

Sperm counts are falling dramatically – but only in the West

Sperm counts in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have halved in less than 40 years, according…