Health Reports

E-cigarettes do not boost pneumonia risk, study finds

Exposure to e-cigarette vapour has no impact on the ability of Streptococcus pneumoniae to infect mouse models, according to new…

4 Dec 2019

British scientists develop at-home test for prostate cancer

A test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home, according to new research…

29 Nov 2019

Cancer survivors more than twice as likely to die from stroke

People living with, or having survived cancer are more likely to die from stroke than the general public, according to…

21 Nov 2019

Type 2 Diabetes: how to reduce the risk

Exercise and diet are key to reducing the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes

14 Nov 2019

Does the ‘placebo effect’ justify the use of alternative medicine?

Researchers into to the placebo effect have seen their findings being used as justification for the effectiveness of alternative medicine

PTSD: how can post traumatic stress disorder be treated?

PTSD can be treated years after exposure to trauma and yet two thirds of cases still go undiagnosed

4 Nov 2019

Chronic itching ‘associated with depression and suicidal thoughts’

Itching is a very common symptom in patients suffering from skin diseases. In a new study on the psychological burden…

30 Oct 2019

Valium prescriptions ‘almost 50 per cent higher in deprived areas of England’

Prescriptions for drugs to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and sleep problems are highest in the most deprived areas in England,…

25 Oct 2019

Are more people suffering from anxiety than in the past?

The rise of social media has compounded a health problem that has always existed

21 Oct 2019

Why the use of CEASE therapy on children with autism is wrong

This unproven and controversial theory argues that autism can be treated through the elimination of toxins in a child’s body

Newly developed capsule removes the need for injections

Many drugs can’t be taken orally because they are broken down in the gastrointestinal tract before they can take effect.…

9 Oct 2019

Morning sickness ‘associated with higher autism risk’

Children whose mothers had severe form of a morning sickness during pregnancy are 53 per cent more likely to be…

4 Oct 2019

Brexit referendum ‘triggered psychotic episode’

Political events can take a serious toll on mental health, a doctor has warned in the journal BMJ Case Reports,…

2 Oct 2019
Selena Gomez

Lupus disease: how Selena Gomez shone a light on a rare autoimmune disorder

This rare condition is notoriously difficult to diagnose and, as Selena Gomez has discovered, has far-reaching health consequences

1 Oct 2019

Gwyneth Paltrow and the myth of vaginal steaming

Is there any evidence to support the purported health benefits of vaginal steaming – Gwyneth Paltrow’s health fad?

Is a stand up desk better for your back?

Evidence suggests that people using sit-stand desks were more engaged at work than their chair-bound peers

18 Sep 2019

Contraceptive pill ‘increases type 2 diabetes risk’

New research shows that use of the contraceptive pill and longer menstrual cycles are associated with a higher risk of…

16 Sep 2019

Short people ‘significantly more likely’ to develop type 2 diabetes

Being short is associated with a significantly higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in Diabetologia…

11 Sep 2019

Is eating human placenta any good for you?

The purported health benefits of eating placenta are not based on evidence

New therapeutic angle in fight against Alzheimer’s

Mitochondrial calcium transport remodelling (the body’s attempt to compensate for flagging energy production and metabolic dysfunction) fuels the decline in…

4 Sep 2019

Can watching pornography cause impotence?

Experts are concerned about the rise of porn addiction and its impact on sexual function

26 Aug 2019

Sleep apnoea linked with elevated cancer risk

Women with severe sleep apnoea appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer, according to a new study…

16 Aug 2019

Blood pressure control ‘slows age-related brain damage’

Researchers from the US National Institutes of Health have found that intensively controlling a person’s blood pressure is more effective at…

14 Aug 2019

Ebola could become a global emergency

Seeing a crèche set up next to an Ebola Treatment Centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is about as…

7 Aug 2019

Cannabis increases inflammation in the brain

Increasing endocannabinoids in the brain may cause inflammation in specific areas such as the cerebellum, which is associated with problems…

31 Jul 2019

Most supplements have no discernible health benefits

Almost all vitamin, mineral and other nutrient supplements or diets cannot be linked to longer life or protection from heart…

17 Jul 2019