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New therapeutic target for depression identified

Depression is one of the most widespread disorders that affects society, according to the World Health Organization. In fact, it…

New findings could lead to improved vaccinations against STIs

In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers from King’s College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate…

Faster walkers live longer

People who report that they have a slower walking pace have a lower life expectancy than fast walkers, according to…

Can the early stages of Alzheimer’s be detected in the blood?

Using current techniques, Alzheimer’s disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, can only be detected once the typical plaques have…

Exercise ‘improves memory in heart failure patients’

Two-thirds of patients with heart failure have cognitive problems, according to research by the University of Rome. Heart failure patients who…

Britain is one of the worst nanny states in Europe

Regular readers won’t be surprised to hear that Britain is one of the worst nanny states in Europe and the…

The true absurdity of the ‘junk food’ advertising ban, revealed

A little known fact about Transport for London’s ban on ‘junk food’ advertising is that a company doesn’t have to…

Diabetes drug ‘may reverse heart failure’

The recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal models, according…

Nerve stimulation therapy ‘shows promise for treating rheumatoid arthritis’

Bioelectronic medicine scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research collaborated with counterparts from Academic Medical Center at University of…

Study reveals 38 genes involved in hearing loss

Multiple new genes involved in hearing loss have been revealed in a large study by researchers from King’s College London,…

Experimental drug ‘slows down macular degeneration’

An experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought, according to new research by Johns Hopkins…

Progress made towards blood test for colon cancer

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified four blood-based protein markers associated with the pre-cancerous forms of colon cancer…

Poverty ‘leaves a mark on 10 per cent of the the genome’

A new study byNorthwestern University in the US challenges prevailing understandings of genes as immutable features of biology that are…

Sleeping pill use linked with high blood pressure

Using sleeping pills on a regular basis is linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over…

‘No evidence’ vaping is a gateway to tobacco

There is little evidence that the rapid growth of e-cigarettes between 2011 and 2015 was associated with the ‘renormalisation’ of…

The campaign to make alcohol ‘the new tobacco’

If you’ve been watching closely, you’ll have seen the signs. The campaign to turn alcohol into The New Tobacco happened…

Second male birth control pill passes human safety tests

A new male birth control pill passed tests of safety and tolerability when healthy men used it daily for a…

Thirty minutes exercise reduces early death risk ‘by half’ in least active

For those who get the least amount of physical activity, replacing a half hour of sitting time with physical activity…