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20% of antibiotics prescriptions are inappropriate

20% of antibiotics prescriptions are inappropriate

As antibiotic resistance continues to be more prevalent, new research published by Public Health England has revealed that at least 20% of all antibiotics...
Brain’s natural painkilling system could be alternative to opioids

Brain’s natural painkilling system could be alternative to opioids

Researchers from the UK and Japan have discovered a way to use the brain’s natural painkilling system as an alternative to opioids for the...
First-of-its-kind breastfeeding research centre to open

First-of-its-kind breastfeeding research centre to open

The University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland, is planning to increase its research in the child and youth development area by creating a new centre...
UK Type 2 diabetes cases reach 4.6 million

UK Type 2 diabetes cases reach 4.6 million

There is now a total of 4.6 million people living in the UK with Type 2 diabetes, according to new reports from Diabetes UK. Almost...
Is a DASH diet linked to reduced risk of depression?

Is a DASH diet linked to reduced risk of depression?

According to a new study from Rush University Medical Center, US, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or a DASH diet of vegetables, fruits and...
Is baclofen effective for alcohol use disorders © Daniel Novta

How effective is this ‘wonder drug’ for alcohol use disorders?

A new study by researchers from the University of Liverpool has demonstrated the ineffectiveness of a so-called ‘wonder drug’ used to treat alcohol use...
Can manageable levels of anxiety help your memory?

Can manageable levels of anxiety help your memory?

A study from the University of Waterloo, Canada, has found that manageable levels of anxiety can aid people in being able to recall the...
70% of millennials to be overweight or obese by middle age

70% of millennials to be overweight or obese by middle age

More than 70% of millennials are expected to be overweight or obese by middle age, according to new research by Cancer Research UK. Millennials are...
The fight against obesity and Type 2 diabetes

The fight against obesity and Type 2 diabetes

A collaboration between the University of Cambridge's Nanoscience Centre and MedImmune is taking great strides towards safer and more effective treatment of obesity and...
Personalising cancer treatment with Lab-grown mini tumours

Personalising cancer treatment with lab-grown mini tumours

A major new study on bowel and stomach tumours has reported that replicating a patient’s tumour in the lab to create mini tumours and...
£45m funding boost set to revolutionise brain tumour research

£45m funding boost set to revolutionise brain tumour research

UK brain tumour research is set to be revolutionised with £45m (~€50m) worth of funding by the department of health and social care and...
Newly adapted HIV test will help diagnose Zika virus

Newly adapted HIV test will help diagnose Zika virus

Researchers from New York University (NYU), US, are developing a test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus...

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