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Medics plea to UK politicians: No More Games with A&E

The recent BMA plea to politicians uses the slogan: No More Games with A&E. Just weeks ahead of the UK general election on 7 May is perhaps one of the best opportunities to try to extract promises ...

25 Mar '15 | Emergency Medicine | UK

Schizophrenia - Aerobic exercise found to improve cognitive functioning

Schizophrenia patients experienced improvements in cognitive functioning when they participated in an aerobic exercise training programme. In a proof-of-concept, single-blind, randomized clinical ...

23 Mar '15 | Schizophrenia | USA

New research advances understanding of thyroid conditions

In a recent study of thyroid hormone levels scientists identified novel variants associated with thyroid function that could not have been detected in earlier studies. They also demonstrated the u...

09 Mar '15 | Genetics | Australia

Study finds out which birds host Lyme disease bacteria in California

Birds identified as important hosts of Lyme disease bacteria in California include American robins, dark-eyed juncos and golden-crowned sparrows. This might affect human health because Lyme disease...

New: Mobile medical apps for continuous glucose monitoring

The FDA (USA) has permitted marketing of the first set of mobile medical apps that enable people with diabetes to automatically and securely share data from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) with ...

23 Jan '15 | Diabetes | USA

Canada tackles prescription drug abuse

The Canadian federal government has recently highlighted the abuse of prescription drugs as a growing problem that will be tackled in a robust way. The outcome of the current strategy may hold impo...

15 Apr '14 | Prescription Drugs | Canada

Discovery expected to help medics treat ALK lung cancers

Scientists have discovered the structure of an abnormal protein called the EML 1 protein, which plays a key role in ALK lung cancers, particularly aggressive forms of lung cancer. Researchers are n...

24 Mar '14 | Lung Cancer | Leicester, UK

Insulin use to treat type 2 diabetes trebles

The number of UK patients receiving prescriptions for insulin increased (almost tripled) between 1991 and 2010. The number of people with prescriptions for insulin for type 2 diabetes overtook th...

07 Feb '14 | Diabetes

Study finds regular aspirin use may reduce ovarian cancer risk

A recent study suggests that women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20%. Further research is needed before clinical recommendations can be made.

06 Feb '14 | Ovarian Cancer | USA

Cognitive therapy found safe to treat schizophrenia

Research indicates that cognitive therapy significantly reduced psychiatric symptoms in patients not taking antipsychotic drugs. If verified by future trials this could lead to patients been given...

06 Feb '14 | Schizophrenia | Manchester

Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of heart disease

Promoting Mediterranean-style diets could have significant health benefits for young, working populations - according to recent study involving the diets of American firefighters.

04 Feb '14 | Nutrition

Obesity & childhood asthma

Recent US study finds that high levels of airbourne pollutants (exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) was associated with asthma among obese children to a much greater extent that exposure ...

31 Jan '14 | Obesity | USA

Heart attack survival higher in Sweden than in UK

More than 11,000 lives could have been saved over the past 7 years if patients in the UK had experienced the same care as comparable patients in Sweden.

23 Jan '14 | Heart Health | Europe

Exposure to sunlight reported to lower blood pressure

Recent research suggests that exposure of skin to sunlight can help to reduce blood pressure - thereby protecting against certain medical conditions linked to high blood pressure (hypertension)

20 Jan '14 | UK

Belly fat could prevent cancer killing cells from doing their job

Recent research conducted in Ireland has revealed that carrying excess fat on the waistline could prevent cancer killing cells, a type of white blood cells called T-cells, from performing their fun...

05 Dec '13 | Cancer | Ireland

Adult survivors of childhood cancer - depression risk

The majority of adult survivors of childhood cancer do not suffer long-term mental health effects according to a recent study. However, a proportion, of the order of 10-20 percent of survivors may ...

04 Sep '13 | Cancer News

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