26/02/2010CBT beneficial for lower-back pain
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help treat primary care patients with chronic lower-back pain, new research from the University of Warwick suggests. The study, published in the medical journal Lancet,...26/02/2010Britain's obesity rates raise cause for concern
A quarter of all deaths in England over the past three decades had obesity as an underlying cause, according to a new study. Figures published in the European Journal of Public Health indicate that between...26/02/2010Alcohol-related illness on the up
Between 1993 and 2003 there was a significant increase in chronic liver disease mortality rates in both Scottish men and women, it has been revealed. Statistics from the Information Services Division indicate...25/02/2010Lack of awareness putting women at risk of deadly cancer
Almost half of women in the UK wrongly believe that cervical cancer is the most threatening gynaecological disease, research has reveal. According to the charity Target Ovarian Cancer , only four per cent...25/02/2010Specialist nursing service 'could save the NHS millions'
Health charity Asthma UK has called for further funding to back the Royal College of Nursing's (RCN) new campaign that aims to increase access for patients with long-term conditions to specialist nurses. ...24/02/2010Better care needed for rheumatoid arthritis patients
Too many people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are not diagnosed early enough and do not always get the support and information to best manage the disease. That is according to a new report from the...24/02/2010Exercise therapy beneficial for over 60s
Increasing awareness of and access to exercise could help older people maintain their health and independence for longer, experts say. According to Peter Hope from fitness company Balance Master, people over...23/02/2010Brits could benefit from two-part breast cancer screening
Annual breast cancer screening that involves both mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans may help improve the life expectancy of high risk women, a new study suggests. This form of combined...23/02/2010Pensioners with diabetes more likely to experience memory loss
Older people with diabetes are more likely to suffer memory loss and a decline in brain function as a result of stress, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh suggest that...22/02/2010Better mental health care needed for young people
Inconsistent mental health care provision is putting young Brits at a disadvantage, according to a new report from Ofsted. The study highlighted the importance of accessing proper treatment at the right time...