Health Reports

The rise of the Zoom doctor

Can we really consign face-to-face appointments to history?

10 Aug 2020

What is dexamethasone and how can it be used to treat Covid-19?

Dexamethasone is a readily available steroid that is used to treat everything from asthma to croup.

17 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: is it dangerous to take ibuprofen?

After claims that ibuprofen worsens symptoms, Dr Roger Henderson takes a look at the evidence.

19 Mar 2020

Justin Bieber’s Lyme disease revelation shows why a quick diagnosis is vital

Lyme disease’s severest symptoms can be prevented if treatment is sought immediately after being bitten by an infected tick. Here’s what to look out for.

27 Jan 2020
Deadly Wuhan Coronavirus Spreads To Hong Kong

How to protect yourself against the China Coronavirus

These simple hygiene measures will be the most effective in slowing the spread of coronavirus.

23 Jan 2020

Researchers develop universal flu vaccine

A vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing long-lasting protection against the influenza virus, showing promise…

8 Jan 2020

Common medical conditions explained: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is difficult to diagnose but, in many cases, can be alleviated with probiotics

6 Jan 2020

Coffee ‘significantly reduces type 2 diabetes risk’

Coffee reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 60 per cent – but only filtered coffee,…

20 Dec 2019

Children born through IVF ‘twice as likely to get cancer’

Children born as a result of IVF have a higher risk for certain types of cancer, according to new research…

11 Dec 2019

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