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Can antidepressants increase the risk of weight gain?

Can antidepressants increase the risk of weight gain?

A new study published in The BMJ today has found that long term use of antidepressants is linked to the increase in risk of...
WHO and World Bank Group to strengthen global health security

WHO and World Bank Group to strengthen global health security

The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank Group have today launched a new mechanism to strengthen global health security which will help tackle...
How depression can negatively affect cognitive function

How depression can negatively affect cognitive function

People with depression or anxiety will have an increased risk of reduced cognitive function due to the advanced speed with which the brain ages,...
Two new lung cancer risk factors have been discovered

Two new lung cancer risk factors have been discovered

Seven risk factors, including two new ones, can help predict susceptibility to developing lung cancer and they don’t just apply to heavy smokers. A new...
Mental Health Europe calls for equal rights at European elections

Mental Health Europe calls for equal rights at European elections

With one year until the next European elections, Mental Health Europe (MHE) has said that EU states must reform outdated laws which strip those...
How has the food industry done so far in the sugar reduction programme?

How has the food industry done so far in the sugar reduction programme?

Public Health England (PHE) has published the first assessment of progress for the government’s sugar reduction programme, revealing how the food industry has done...
Traffic light food labelling influences UK public’s spending habits

Traffic light food labelling influences UK public’s spending habits

The traffic light food labelling system is more likely to influence what eating establishment someone will choose to buy food from, according to a...
Uppsala Health Summit Report challenges cancer diagnosis and care

Uppsala Health Summit Report challenges cancer diagnosis and care

An Uppsala Health Summit Report has been published this week which focuses on how to encourage better and more equal access to the best...
A more active commute to work could reduce risk of heart disease

A more active commute to work could reduce risk of heart disease

Avoiding the car and having a more physically active commute to work could reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke by...
Interventional cardiology practice report presented at EuroPCR 2018

Interventional cardiology practice report presented at EuroPCR 2018

An interventional cardiology practice report was presented this week at EuroPCR 2018, the annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI),...

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