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Evidence That Increased BMI Causes Lower Mental Wellbeing

The study, published online today in the BMJ, explored the impact of aspects of physical health, such as body weight, heart health and blood...
death rates

Seeing the Same Doctor Is a Matter of Life and Death

The study, a collaboration between St Leonard’s Practice in Exeter and the University of Exeter Medical School, is published today in BMJ Open. It is the first ever...
Premenstrual syndrome

Alcohol Intake May Be Linked with PMS

Drinking alcohol may be linked to pre-menstrual syndrome, or PMS for short, according to a new study involving researchers at the University of Southampton. The...
Kidney Disease

Blood Thinners May Raise Stroke Risk in Over-65s with Kidney Disease

People over 65 years old may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney...
dementiavideo

Can Being Married Reduce Dementia Risk?

While married couples exchange their Valentine’s Day presents, according to recent research, they may also be able to thank their spouse for another gift –...
Bisphenol A

Exposure to Chemical Found in Plastics ‘Hard to Avoid’ in Everyday...

Measurable levels of BPA, an endocrine-disrupting chemical,  were found in the urine of the vast majority of the 94 17-19 year olds tested, according...
misdiagnoses

A Method to Measure Diagnostic Errors from Big Data Could be...

In an effort to reduce patient misdiagnoses and associated poor patient outcomes from lack of prompt treatment, aJohns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety...
arteries

Keyhole Surgery for Ruptured Arteries Has Longer-Term Benefits for Patients

Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur when the aorta, the main vessel carrying blood from the heart to the rest of the body, swells and ruptures....
Melanoma

Study Examines Accuracy of Melanoma Biopsy Findings

Every year, millions of Americans have a suspicious mole or skin lesion biopsied and sent to a pathologist to learn whether it is a...
obesity and cancer

Strong Evidence Supports the Association Between Obesity and 11 Types of...

The study concludes there is strong evidence to support the association between obesity and 11 of the 36 cancers studied, consisting mainly of those...
vitamin D

Study Confirms Vitamin D Protects Against Colds and Flu

A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections. The study, a participant data meta-analysis of...
tropical disease

Under the Radar

Chagas disease is caused by the unicellular protozoan parasiteTrypanosoma cruzi, which is endemic to many parts of Latin America. It is estimated that somewhere...
suicides

Disruptions to Sleep Patterns Lead to an Increased Risk of Suicides

The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in...
whole grains

Higher intake of whole grains associated with reduced risk of diseases...

A higher intake of whole grain foods is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, suggests study by Imperial College London.The findings,...
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Advances in medical care have led to type 1 diabetes boom

Researchers from the University of Adelaide say the global increase in cases of type 1 diabetes is directly linked to advances in medical care,...
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Link between diabetes drug and bladder cancer confirmed

A study conducted at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital revealed that pioglitazone is associated with a risk of bladder cancer...
Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance in children at worryingly high levels, warn scientists

Antibiotic resistance in children with urinary tract infections has reached high levels, according to research from Imperial College London.The study, published in The BMJ,...