Advert

Health & Fitness

  • Parental smoking linked to genetic changes in children with leukemia

    Parental smoking linked to genetic changes in children with leukemia

    Parents who smoke may contribute to genetic changes in their children that are associated with the most common type of childhood cancer, a study suggests. Previous research has linked parental smoking to an increased risk of childhood leukemia,...

  • Fluctuations in weight risky in overweight heart disease patients

    Fluctuations in weight risky in overweight heart disease patients

    For overweight people with coronary artery disease, trying and failing to lose weight may be more dangerous than not losing weight at all. A new retrospective study has concluded that patients whose weight fluctuates the most die twice as quickly...

  • UK double hand transplant patient can now write again

    UK double hand transplant patient can now write again

    The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant says writing a letter to thank his surgeon has been one the highlights of his first nine months since the pioneering operation, as well as being able to clap the achievements his...

  • Common antibiotic can disrupt formation of negative thoughts

    Common antibiotic can disrupt formation of negative thoughts

    A common antibiotic called doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative thoughts and fears in the brain and may prove useful in treating or preventing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research by British and Swiss...

  • Britain topping cry baby list

    Britain topping cry baby list

    Babies cry more in Britain than almost anywhere else in the industrialised world, new research has shown. The UK, along with Canada, Italy and the Netherlands, came top in an international baby bawler survey conducted by scientists. Researchers...

  • Knee pain: how it could be treated

    Knee pain: how it could be treated

    Following many years of running half marathons and 10km runs, something had to give. It seems to be my right knee. I have been suffering pain and other issues for some time. I decided to research a different view on how knees should be treated.

  • E-cigarette restrictions coming into force in Scotland

    E-cigarette restrictions coming into force in Scotland

    Restrictions on e-cigarettes including a ban on sales to under-18s have come into effect. The rules make it illegal for under-18s to buy tobacco and nicotine vapour products, known as NVPs or e-cigarettes. Anyone buying the products for under-18s...

  • Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria kills 282 people

    Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria kills 282 people

    An outbreak of meningitis has hit Nigeria, killing as many as 282 people in recent weeks according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. It's not the first time Africa's most populous country has been affected by an outbreak. . More than...

  • Chronic disease and optimism

    Chronic disease and optimism

    Optimism not only gets us through life with a better outlook, but it has also been proven to affect the chances of us dying of a chronic disease. Researchers at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health analysed data from more than 70,000 women.

  • The weekend warrior

    The weekend warrior

    History has shown us that revolutions tend to breed new classes and represent the fall of ruling classes or the emergence of others. The fitness world has witnessed some revolutions of its own over recent years, and peering into the fall-out...

  • Progress against ‘global tobacco epidemic’ made but not enough

    Progress against ‘global tobacco  epidemic’ made but not enough

    A global tobacco treaty put in place in 2005 has helped reduce smoking rates by 2.5 per cent worldwide in 10 years, researchers said, but use of deadly tobacco products could be cut even further with more work on anti-smoking policies. In a study...

  • Multidisciplinary care tied to improved liver cancer survival

    Multidisciplinary care tied to improved liver cancer survival

    Curative therapies are more likely to be prescribed when liver cancer patients are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of specialists such as hepatologists, oncologists or surgeons, rather than general gastroenterologists, researchers say. Dr...

  • 16th-century book ‘may offer clues’ to female anatomy knowledge lag

    A censored 16th-century anatomy book may provide evidence that taboos slowed the development of knowledge of the female genitals, researchers have said. The 1559 edition of Thomas Gemini’s Compediosa Totius Anatomie Delineatio features a depiction...

  • Womb cancer risk grows with extra weight around the waist

    Womb cancer risk grows with extra weight around the waist

    Women who have a higher waist to hip ratio could have an increased risk of womb cancer, a study in UK suggests. Researchers writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that for every 0.1 unit increase in the ratio between waist and hip, the...

  • Smokers 'face much higher lung cancer risk after breast cancer radiotherapy'

    Smokers 'face much higher lung cancer risk after breast cancer radiotherapy'

    Radiotherapy for breast cancer is much more likely to trigger fatal lung cancer or heart attacks in smokers, a study has found. Women who smoke are 10 times more likely to die from the conditions than non-smokers given the same treatment, the...

  • Monks help explain why women are sicker but men die quicker

    Monks help explain why women are sicker but men die quicker

      Monks and nuns live longer than people outside the cloister but also spend a larger portion of their lives with chronic health impairments, researchers have found.  Researchers at the Vienna Institute of Demography turned to monasteries and...

  • Years of intense exercise tied to dip in male libido

    Years of intense exercise tied to dip in male libido

    Men who routinely do unusually intense or long workouts may be less likely to have a normal libido than their peers who don’t work out so hard, an international study suggests. Even though being overweight and sedentary has long been tied to low...

  • Keeping your nails and hands safe

    Keeping your nails and hands safe

    Last week we looked at the harm the process of applying gel nails can do to the nail bed and to the hands. This week we are going to look at tips and hints for keeping your nails and hands safe, whether you continue with gel nails or...

  • Training by tonnage

    Training by tonnage

    Have you ever wondered how long it would take you to lift an amount of weight equivalent to the Effeil Tower? OK, it’s unlikely that you have. It’s not exactly the sort of thing likely to be particularly weighty on the mind, but it’s pretty...

  • How touch can shape babies’ brain development

    How touch can shape babies’ brain development

    For newborns, skin-to-skin contact with parents and caregivers may help shape how their brains respond to touch, a sense necessary for social and emotional connections, a new study suggests. Plenty of previous research has linked skin-to-skin...

Advert
Advert