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…

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…