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30 October 2009
A type of sugar found in fruit and many soft drinks has been linked to high blood pressure, according to newspaper reports...
An experimental technique could improve the outcome of lung transplants and reduce the number of donor lungs that cannot be used...
“Women undergoing fertility treatment with artificial insemination may boost their chances of pregnancy if they lie still afterwards,” the BBC has reported. These findings come from a...
29 October 2009
Men and women may no longer be needed to create babies, according to the front page of the Daily Mail, which says that scientists have created “sperm and eggs from
28 October 2009
Extracts from the yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, according to BBC News. New research from the Cork Cancer Research Centre shows that the
Research suggests that migraines, particularly with visual distortions, increase the risk of stroke...
27 October 2009
"Date-rape" drugs such as rohypnol are “an urban myth” according to a front-page story in The Daily Telegraph. The Daily Mail also featured the controversial
The steep rise in Down’s syndrome pregnancies is said to be due to later motherhood, but more are being diagnosed before birth due to screening.
26 October 2009
Scientists have identified an antibody that could “minimise the major internal bleeding seen in traumas like bullet wounds and car crashes”, according to BBC News. The research in question found that...
23 October 2009
The injectable drug liraglutide is reported to be almost twice as effective as other treatments in tackling obesity.
New research claims to show that the combination of stress and a “gender-bending” chemical found in plastics raises the odds of reproductive defects and undescended testicles in men.
It has been claimed that television and urban lighting can be causes of depression, anxiety and mental health problems...
22 October 2009
“The forgetfulness brought on by insomnia may be countered with drugs,” BBC News reported today. The reseearch has...
Research on rabbits has led to suggestions that scientists are a step closer to the first successful womb (uterus) transplant in humans.
21 October 2009
“White wine rots your teeth... and brushing makes it worse,” claimed the Daily Mail today. The newspaper said that white wine is more damaging to your teeth than
Research suggests that “people chatting on mobile phones are oblivious to their surroundings and can pose a risk to themselves and others,” The Daily Telegraph reported
20 October 2009
Newspapers report that women should not rely on high street fertility tests to determine how many childbearing years they have left, due to inaccuracies.
19 October 2009
“Copper bracelets and magnetic wrist straps are useless for relieving pain in people with arthritis,” BBC News has reported. It said that the first tightly controlled
Research suggests there has been a breakthrough that greatly increases the chances of women who have IVF becoming pregnant.
16 October 2009
Research suggests that the placebo effect works partly by blocking pain signals in the spinal cord from arriving at the brain in the first place.
Giving paracetamol to babies following a vaccine jab may lower the effectiveness of the immunisation, according to research reported on by BBC News.
15 October 2009
Research suggests that dropping everything at retirement age has health risks such as cancer and heart attacks.
14 October 2009
Research suggests that urate, a naturally occurring chemical in the blood that is known to cause gout, may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.
Research into cot death (sudden infant death syndrome) suggests that babies who share a bed with a parent are at a higher risk, especially if the parent has been drinking alcohol or taking drugs.
13 October 2009
Difficulty with spatial skills such as reading a map or doing a jigsaw puzzle may be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease.