On this page: List of news items about health,
lifesciences, animals, wildlife and nature
from, about, mentioning or affecting
the United Kingdom or parts of it.

News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature

from or mentioning the United Kingdom

The articles listed below include news from, about or mentioning the United Kingdom (UK).

By 2043 obesity might exceed smoking as the largest preventable cause of cancer in women

Cancer Research UK has launched a UK-wide campaign to increase awareness that obesity is a cause of cancer. According to one report, 25 years from now being overweight or obese might lead to more c...

25 Sep | Obesity | UK

BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony celebrates excellence in medical writing

The annual BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony 2018 took place at the British Medical Association's headquarters in London on Tues. evening. The top prize of BMA Medical Book of the Year was awarded t...

06 Sep | Medical Textbooks | London, England

Low vs high nicotine e-cigarettes

Recent research funded by Cancer Research UK indicates that former cigarette smokers who want to use e-cigarettes might be better off beginning with higher, rather than lower, nicotine levels in or...

09 Jun | E-cigarettes | UK

Olfactory receptor OR51E2 and prostate cancer

A biotech news website has speculated about the possible future use of aromatherapy to treat prostate cancer. Although the article itself actually describes the behaviour of olfactory receptor OR51...

08 Jun | Prostate Cancer | USA

Frog warning coloration is also camouflage

The bright yellow colours on poison dart frogs also have a camouflage function according to a recent study involving fieldwork in the jungles of Guiana followed by laboratory visual search experime...

05 Jun | Animal News | Guiana

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities

Research into the ways in which regular swimming can affect the lives of people with dementia and the experience of their carers has identified many different benefits of swimming sessions. The st...

Effects of fragmented landscapes on forest vertebrates

When areas of forest are divided into ever-smaller sections, more forest-dwelling species tend to live at the edges of forests and the deep core of the forest becomes an ever-smaller proportion of ...

03 Nov '17 | Environment

Psychological benefits of different types of natural environments

Researchers in England have found that the mental health benefits of time spent in coastal and rural areas exceeded the benefits of similar time spent in urban green spaces, such as city gardens an...

02 Nov '17 | Mental Health | England

New warm-up regime expected to reduce rugby injuries

A simple, yet effective, new rugby injury prevention exercise programme has been found to have a significant impact on reducing the incidence of both concussion and lower limb injuries. The routine...

23 Oct '17 | Sports | England

New guidelines to improve diagnosis and treatment of lupus

A new guideline for management of systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) has been made available by the British Society of Rheumatology. It includes information about the diagnosis, assessment, monit...

06 Oct '17 | Lupus | Birmingham, UK

HIV diagnoses falling, but still cause for concern (UK)

Statistics published by Public Health England (PHE) reveal an 18% decrease in HIV diagnoses in the UK in 2016. HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men dropped by 21%, the greatest areas of decline be...

03 Oct '17 | HIV | UK

Research confirms that good moods are contagious. Depression isn't.

Are states of mind, or 'moods', socially contagious? Expressed another way, might happy friends cheer us up and dissatisfied friends reduce our own feelings about our life and situation? What about...

Short simple mindfulness training could help drinkers reduce alcohol intake

A recent study has found that after an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness, heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught rela...

24 Aug '17 | Mindfulness

First Aid knowledge could help to reduce pressure on UK Accident and Emergency Departments

Recent research has found that more than one third of people who went to accident and emergency hospital departments did so to seek help because they were worried and didn't know what to do (Englan...

24 Aug '17 | Emergency Medicine | England, UK

Benefits of interval training for vascular health of older women

Research suggests that short bouts of interval exercise might be particularly beneficial for post-menopausal women. This group was studied because the risk of cardiovascular disease is thought to i...

07 Aug '17 | Interval Exercise | Leeds, England

Brits walk less than one mile per day

According to recent research made available by Cancer Research UK's 'Walk All Over Cancer' campaign, on a typical weekday more than half (52%) of UK adults walk a mile or less while 17% walk less t...

25 May '17 | Healthy Exercise | UK

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