New drug could be used to treat baldness

A new drug promotes human hair growth and could be used to treat male-pattern baldness, according to researchers from The…

Researchers identify protein that makes breast cancer fatal

New research has demonstrated that a protein called AXL influences the occurrence of metastasis in breast cancer patients In women…

New pill for breast cancer diagnosis is ‘more effective than a mammogram’

A new method for diagnosing breast cancer could be more effective than a mammogram, according to research by the University…

Anxiety could be a warning sign for dementia, new research suggests

Moderate to severe mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life, according to new research published in the…

Most energy supplements contain unsafe thyroid hormone

Many energy boosting supplements contain hormones and steroids that cause dangerous side effects, according to a new study carried out…

Common antidepressants ‘linked to increased risk of dementia’

Anticholinergic drug use is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to new research published in the BMJ. The…

Dark chocolate ‘reduces stress and inflammation’

Consuming dark chocolate with a high concentration of cacao (a minimum of 70 per cent) has positive effects on stress…

Eating more fish ‘could prevent Parkinson’s’

Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, prevents the formation of protein structures closely associated…

Increasing physical activity after heart attack reduces the risk of death

Becoming more physically active after a heart attack reduces the risk of death, according to new research by Gothenburg University…

Blood test can rule out lung cancer ‘with 98 per cent accuracy’

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have participated in a multicentre clinical trial to evaluate the accuracy of…

Statins ‘save lives of people with bad cholesterol’

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to save thousands of additional lives when used in people with higher levels of LDL…

New ‘bloodless’ patch for diabetics could end the need for finger-prick tests

Researchers from the University of Bath have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which can measure glucose levels through the skin…

New blood test detects Alzheimer’s early with 86 per cent accuracy

Researchers at Ruhr University in Germany have developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease and found that it can detect…

Dairy consumption increases spine strength in men over 50

A higher intake of dairy foods, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, is associated with higher volumetric bone mineral density…

Higher protein intake has no effect on lean mass in older men

Many experts in nutrition recommend a higher intake of protein for older adults. However, few rigorous studies have evaluated whether…

Optimistic people ‘less likely to have heart attacks’

Optimistic people are more likely to have healthy hearts, according to a new study of more than 4,900 people carried…

Increased heart rate with low blood pressure could be early sign of Parkinson’s

A bedside test that matches a change in heart rate with a drop in blood pressure after a patient stands…

Slow walking speed ‘could be sign of dementia’

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia, according to a new study published…

‘Game changing’ antibiotic can kill superbugs

A ‘game changing’ new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesised and used to treat an…

Food supplements ‘could be used in early treatment of psychosis’

Nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment,…

Male contraceptive found to be safe in early trials

A new birth control pill for men – called dimethandrolone undecanoate or DMAU – is safe when used every day…

A high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss in type 2 diabetes patients

Eating a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, according to new research by…

Smoking causes hearing loss, new research finds

The dangers of smoking are well established. But now a new and novel effect of the habit has been discovered.…

Giving birth ‘ages a woman by 11 years’

Women who have given birth have shorter telomeres, according to a recent study by George Mason University researchers in their…

Heart attacks more likely after sudden falls in temperature, study finds

Sudden swings in temperature are associated with a significant increase in the number of heart attacks, according to a new…

Beetroot supplements increase exercise capacity after heart failure

Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new study published in…