12/02/2010New genetic research offers hope to bowel cancer patients
Scientists at the University of Dundee have identified new genetic 'hotspots' for bowel cancer , offering doctors a way of tailoring treatment to benefit individual patients' medical needs. According to the...12/02/2010Extent of national health inequalities revealed
Most poorer people living in the UK are dying younger and spending longer in ill-health than their wealthier neighbours, according to a new report. A study conducted by Sir Michael Marmot, professor of...11/02/2010Stress affecting Britain's long-term health
As many as 40 million people in the UK admit to suffering from stress and anxiety, increasing their risk of developing chronic illnesses. That is according to new research from Mintel, which found just 17...11/02/2010Obesity seeing more teens go under the knife
The use of gastric banding surgery can result in a greater percentage of weight loss among obese teens compared to lifestyle intervention, a new study has found. Research published in the Journal of the...10/02/2010Brits advised to attend NHS health screenings
Medical and life cover experts are encouraging people to attend health screening programmes to identify risk of vascular diseases such as stroke and diabetes. According to Health Insurance and Protection...09/02/2010Experts call for 'proportional' dementia research funds
The impact of dementia on the UK's society and economy is higher than ever, according to a new report from the University of Oxford. While the degenerative condition affects 820,000 people, costing the UK...09/02/2010Alternative pain management offered by acupuncture
Acupuncture treatment has a significant effect on specific nerve structures, making it a useful alternative therapy for patients suffering from chronic pain. New research from the Universities of York and...08/02/2010Nostalgic Brits 'risk future by living in the past'
Brits between the ages of 28 and 40 who grew up in the 90s and noughties are expected to be so preoccupied with nostalgia that they will neglect to plan ahead for the future. That is according to a new report...08/02/2010Researchers gain insight into diabetes-related retinal damage
Scientists in the US have identified the biological process that causes retinal cells to die as a result of diabetes. A study led by Susanne Mohr, associate professor of physiology at Michigan State...05/02/2010Intellect linked to bipolar risk
Young people with exceptional intellectual and academic ability are at greater risk of suffering from mental health issues associated with bipolar disorder , a recent study published by the Royal College of...