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Does depression shorten survival rate for head and neck cancer

Does depression shorten survival rate for head and neck cancer?

A new study has found that people with depressive symptoms who suffer from head and neck cancer have a poorer overall survival rate. Depression affects...
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...
Commonly used agent found that could help fight against malaria

Commonly used agent found that could help fight against malaria

A study by a robot scientist called ‘Eve’ at the University of Cambridge, UK, has revealed that an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent found in...
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...
Is the Palaeolithic diet vital to preventing risk of cardiovascular disease

Is the Paleolithic diet key to preventing risk of cardiovascular disease?

A study from Umeå University, Sweden, has revealed that a Paleolithic diet can help manage weight loss in the long term, as well as...
Testing entire population for breast and ovarian cancer would be cost-effective

Testing entire population for ovarian cancer would be cost-effective

New research led by Queen Mary University of London, UK, reveals that screening the whole population for ovarian and breast cancer would be cost...
How does the environment affect our health?

How does the environment affect our health?

Génon K Jensen, the founder and executive director of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), reflects on the countless ways in which our physical...
Attacking this major gene could prevent Alzheimer’s

Attacking this major gene could prevent Alzheimer’s

The ApoE4 gene has been recognised as a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s; now, a new study has shown that targeting this gene would...
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...
Gap widens on UK mental health funding

Gap widens on UK mental health funding

The spending gap for NHS mental health providers and NHS acute hospitals widened slightly last year, a new report from The King’s Fund says. Analysis...
How might maths be used to fight cancer?

How might maths be used to fight cancer?

A study from the University of Waterloo, Canada, has found that using applied mathematics can be a useful tool to help predict the evolution...
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...
‘Western diet’ makes body’s defences more aggressive

‘Western diet’ makes body’s defences more aggressive

Research from the University of Bonn, Germany, has found that high fat and sugar diets can make the immune system react like it’s fighting...
Component of turmeric may help Alzheimer's drug testing

Component of turmeric may help Alzheimer’s drug testing

New research from the Salk Institute in California, US, has found key components within the popular curry spice turmeric which may be a vital...
Breast cancer survival rate is no different with BRCA gene

Breast cancer survival rate is no different with BRCA gene

A new study of over 2,000 women suggests that young women being treated for breast cancer who don’t have the BRCA gene mutation have...
Health bosses say NHS cannot deliver required standards of care

Health bosses say NHS cannot deliver required standards of care

Increased cases of so-called ‘Aussie’ flu have put an immense strain on hospital staff, and the NHS budget is making it hard to provide...
Hormone replacement therapy may stop depression during menopause

Hormone replacement therapy may stop depression during menopause

A new study suggests that using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help manage the depressive symptoms that exist in women going through the menopause. The...

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