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Low vitamin D levels exacerbate IBS symptoms

Low vitamin D levels exacerbate irritable bowel syndrome symptoms

A new study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that the level of vitamin D in the system can contribute...
A platform for pancreatic cancer

A platform for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is set to be Europe’s second leading cause of cancer death by 2020. Why, then, is funding so low? Pancreatic Cancer Europe...
Lifestyle change can prevent cognitive decline in APOE4 gene carriers

Lifestyle change can prevent cognitive decline in APOE4 gene carriers

A new study has found that having lifestyle counselling can prevent cognitive decline in those carrying the APOE4 gene, a common risk factor of...
Number of lymph nodes to determine head and neck cancer prognosis

Number of lymph nodes to determine head and neck cancer prognosis

A new set of guidelines have been implemented when assessing the severity of head and neck cancers based on the number of lymph nodes,...
An HIV activist

The HIV epidemic in Ukraine

Years of military conflict in Ukraine are threatening to undo hard-fought gains in the fight against HIV. Elena Voskresenskaya, of International Charitable Foundation "AIDS...
CBT-I is now widely recommended as the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia

What’s new in insomnia research?

Dr Dieter Riemann, the founder of the European Insomnia Network, reflects on the evolving field of insomnia research and considers how modern society has...
Hay fever vaccine ready within three years

Hay fever vaccine ready within three years

Scientists from the Medical University of Vienna have said that a vaccine to combat hay fever could be available in three years after successful...
Women with breast cancer have higher risk of chronic diseases

Women with breast cancer have higher risk of chronic diseases

New research from the University of South Australia (UniSA) has found that women receiving hormonal therapy for breast cancer are at greater risk of...
Bariatric surgery prolongs life more than a lifestyle change

Bariatric surgery prolongs life more than a lifestyle change

A new study has found that obese patients who had bariatric surgery had a lower rate of death compared to those who had opted...
CBT for insomnia

What is CBT for insomnia?

How can cognitive behavioural therapy help people with insomnia get a better night’s sleep? Dr Lucy Maddox, senior clinical advisor at the British Association...
Surfers at greater risk of having antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Surfers at greater risk of having antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New research conducted by the University of Exeter, UK, has uncovered that regular surfers are three times more likely to have antibiotic-resistant E. coli...
Is anxiety a warning sign of Alzheimer’s?

Is anxiety a warning sign of Alzheimer’s?

A new study out of Boston, US, has found that as well as conditions like depression, anxiety-based symptoms could be a sign of the...

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