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Living near a busy road may increase your risk of dementia

People who live near busy roads are at greater risk of developing dementia, according to research published in The Lancet.…

Statin side effects are more troubling than a new paper admits

A review published in the Lancet argues that the negative side effects of statins are widely exaggerated. (The paper, however,…

Questions remain for wonder drug that clears psoriasis in eight out of 10 patients

A new drug called ixekizumab clears psoriasis in 80 per cent of patients, according to three clinical trials led by…

What the media doesn’t tell you: obesity rates aren’t soaring

Here we go again. How many prophecies have to fail before we build up a resistance to them? I have…

Paracetamol won’t ease the pain of arthritis

Paracetamol is ineffective at treating hip and knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, new research has shown. Osteoarthritis is the most…

‘Post-antibiotic’ world looms as drug-resistant bacteria emerges in China

We are on the verge of a ‘post-antibiotic’ world, according to a report published in The Lancet. Researchers in China…

People in Britain are living longer. What’s the secret?

People in Britain are living five years longer on average than they were in 1990, according to Public Health England.…

On e-cigarette safety The Lancet has decided to shoot the messenger

So the pushback begins. An anonymous editorial in The Lancet today wields the hatchet at the recent Public Health England…

Media coverage of the Germanwings crash ‘increased the stigma of depression’

On March 24 the Germanwings flight 9525 crashed into the Alps, causing 150 deaths. Rigorous investigation indicates that the co-pilot,…