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…

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…

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…

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…

‘Clear link’ between depression in 20s and memory loss in 50s

There is a ‘clear link’ between episodes of depression and anxiety experienced by adults in their twenties, thirties and…

Ultrasound surgery ‘effectively treats high blood pressure’

A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in…

Mentally tiring work ‘increases diabetes risk in women’

Women who find their jobs mentally tiring are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a new study…

Green tea cuts obesity and inflammation risk

Green tea cuts the risk of obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health, according to a new…

Researchers discover origins of brain differences between males and females

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered a mechanism for how androgens – male sex steroids…

Sleeping in on the weekend won’t repay your sleep debt

Sleeping in on the weekend can’t repair the damage from a week of sleepless nights, according to University of Colorado…

Plant-based meals ‘improve insulin levels in people with type 2 diabetes’

A plant-based diet improves the secretion of insulin and incretin hormones in those with type 2…

Protein restores brain cells damaged by Parkinson’s

It may be possible to restore the cells damaged in Parkinson’s, according to a new study published in Brain and the Journal of Parkinson’s…

Study links diabetes and back pain

People with diabetes have a 35 per cent higher risk of experiencing low back pain and 24 per cent higher…

Eating blueberries can help lower blood pressure

Eating 200g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel function and a decrease in…

Interval training best for weight loss, study review concludes

Interval training may shed more pounds than a continuous moderate intensity workout, according to a new pooled analysis of the…