News: April 2014

40,000 treated for problem alcohol use in 5 years (Eire)

The Health Research Board (HRB) has released treatment figures for problem alcohol use in Ireland. The statistics indicate that more than 40,000 cases were treated in the 5 years between 2008 and 2...

01 Apr '14 | Alcohol | Ireland

Young smokers father fatter sons

Recent study finds that the teenage sons of men who started smoking cigarettes frequently before the age of 11 years had more body fat than their peers e.g. school friends. A similar effect was fou...

02 Apr '14 | Smoking | Bristol (UK)

Food products free of colourings associated with hyperactivity (UK)

UK FSA updates its list of food product ranges that do not contain the six food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in young children, specifically E110, E104, E122, E129, E102 and E124....

02 Apr '14 | Nutrition | United Kingdom

Electrocardiogram (ECG) in ambulances save lives

Research suggests that people are more likely to survive a heart attack if they have an electrocardiogram (ECG) in the ambulance while on the way to hospital. The number of patients who died within...

14 Apr '14 | Ambulance ECGs | England (UK)

Young people with epilepsy at greater risk of injury than others

Young people who have epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones, burns and poisonings compared with people who do not have epilepsy - according to recent research conducted at Nottingham Univ...

14 Apr '14 | Epilepsy | England

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 of the brain circuits involved in emotion

Brain Science: Understanding the neural circuits underlying fear is an important step towards developing better treatments for behavioural changes associated with emotional disorders such as anxiet...

23 Apr '14 | Neuroscience | Bristol (UK)

Increasing daily coffee consumption may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

Increasing daily consumption of (non-decaffeinated) coffee associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, while reducing daily coffee consumption associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes...

24 Apr '14 | Diabetes | USA

New approach to treat ovarian cancer

Laboratory studies of ovarian tumour tissue indicate that reducing HS6STs leads to a reduction in tumour growth. This cancer research study may eventually lead to new and more effective treatments ...

Report that 50% of cancer patients survive at least 10 years

50% (Half) of cancer patients diagnosed in England and Wales now survive for at least 10 years according to a recent statistical study by Cancer Research UK.

29 Apr '14 | Cancer | UK

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