medical research

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…

New vaccine ‘could end pneumonia’

Deaths from pneumonia have almost halved since the beginning of the century, and a new vaccine under development could reduce…

Why debates with alternative health gurus so often turn ugly

‘They would say that, wouldn’t they?’ This bon mot has been attributed, not entirely correctly, to Mandy Rice-Davies giving witness…

We are becoming a dementia nation

For years, the signs have not been promising. But there may be the beginnings of hope

Why the bacteria in your intestines could be making you depressed

The bacteria in your intestines could be inducing anxiety and depression, according to new research carried out by scientists at…

The search for the holy grail of Alzheimer’s Disease

For scientists investigating Alzheimer’s Disease, a ‘biomarker’ is the holy grail. For example, doctors can test blood for the particular…

Could antibiotics help to reduce the risk of stomach cancer?

Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death worldwide. But according to new analysis published by The…

Researchers establish that more intelligent people do live longer

The link between intelligence and lifespan is genetic, according to new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers…

Medical researchers lobby for the right to share your data

Over 60 organisations are calling for the European Parliament to relax its data protection laws and allow medical researchers to…