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‘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…

Tall, overweight men significantly more likely to develop prostate cancer

Overweight and taller men are significantly more likely to die from prostate cancer, according to new research by the Cancer…

New scanning method detects heart problems before symptoms appear

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new imaging method to provide an early warning of coronary artery…

The Charlie Gard case sets a grave precedent. Could this pave the way for child euthanasia?

The tragic case of Charlie Gard, an 11-month old baby suffering from a rare genetic condition, has divided the nation.…

Struggling to lose weight? ‘Maintain, don’t gain’ to avoid heart failure

Gaining weight – even a small amount – may alter the structure and function of heart muscle, according to a…

New approach to Alzheimer’s ‘a scalpel instead of a sledgehammer’

New research by the the University of British Columbia could lead to an Alzheimer’s treatment that gives patients ‘many more…

New study links sweeteners with weight gain and increased risk of diabetes

Artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame, sucralose and stevia) may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity,…

Immunotherapy works. Why isn’t it routinely available on the NHS?

When Evelyn O’Flynn was diagnosed with stage four non-small cell lung cancer, after seeing the doctor about neck pain, she was…

The NHS tops the chart again – for avoidable deaths and poor health outcomes

The Commonwealth Fund is a US think tank that campaigns for reform to the American healthcare system. In particular, it…