A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.
A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie’s Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes.
Students who attend a middle school compared to a K-8 school are likely to have a lower perception of their reading skills, finds a new study.
Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and those who rely on text messages or social media reports from unofficial sources are more frequently exposed to rumors and experience grea…
Introducing a small levy of 10 pence per drink to the price of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) sold in Jamie’s Italian restaurants across the UK is likely to have contributed to a significant decline in SSB sales, according to new research.
There is no scientific evidence that a workout widely marketed to manage the symptoms of a leaky bladder and/or womb prolapse actually works, conclude experts.
More than a third of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes avoided developing the condition after they were referred by their family doctor (GP) to a diabetes prevention program delivered by the commercial weight management provider, Weight Wa…
Investigators have discovered a novel non-genetic cause of resistance to the targeted anti-cancer therapy cetuximab. Their findings suggest a strategy for overcoming this resistance.
An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Scientists have shown that a portable sca…
Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with other genes to drive this childhood cancer. By shedding light on…
A new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational diabetes.
NSPCC reports 15% rise in calls to children’s helpline as concerns grow over long waiting times for mental health servicesA children’s helpline conducted more than 60 counselling sessions on suicide every day last year with children as young as 10 repo…
One problem is that some physicians cave into the requests of persuasive, pill-seeking patients against their better judgement, the medical liability insurer Coverys says in a new study. Medscape Medical News
(Reuters) – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat inflammation in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study.
Vaccine provides protection, but number of boys getting shots remains low, researchers say
Time to ‘cool off’ may prevent some homicides and suicides
(Reuters Health) – High-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) may improve bone and muscle strength in select postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according to a small study in Australia.
Revelation that further documents are missing was made at inquiry into disappearance of original 702,000 pieces of paperwork The scandal over the biggest ever loss of NHS medical correspondence has deepened with the revelation that a further 162,000 do…
(Reuters Health) – Roughly one in nine U.S. men have oral infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study suggests.
Glecaprevir-pibrentasvir produced high sustained virologic response rates regardless of the underlying HCV genotype in patients with severe chronic kidney disease and HCV infection, a study found. Medscape Medical News