31/03/2010HIV treatment could cut deaths
Co-trimoxazole prophylaxis should be given to adult HIV patients for at least 72 weeks before starting combination antiretroviral (ATR), according to a new report. The antibiotic drug is used to treat a range...30/03/2010Scientists investigate Britain's relationship with food
Brits are slowly learning about the brain chemistry and neurological triggers behind harmful habits such as binge eating and unhealthy food consumption. While many Brits are aware that controlling weight and...30/03/2010Children's health at risk from passive smoke
Passive smoking in the home is a major hazard to the health of millions of children in the UK. That is according to a new report from the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians, which found...29/03/2010Breast cancer patients can have children 'with no extra risk'
Women who have been treated for breast cancer can have children without increasing their risk of dying from the disease five years after treatment, according to new research. The Royal College of...29/03/2010Brits' worrying ways putting health at risk
Worries such as work, money matters, health and appearance are contributing to Britain's ongoing battle with chronic fatigue, research suggests. According to the manufacturer of Pharmaton a clinically...26/03/2010Brits risking eye health
As many as one in five Brits rarely or never have an eye examination, according to new research from Mintel. The findings revealed less than half of the nation have had their eyes tested in the last 12...25/03/2010Dietary intervention can protect against heart disease
Replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated alternatives can help reduce a person's risk of coronary heart disease by 19 per cent, according to a new study. Findings from the Harvard School of Public Health...25/03/2010Experts reinforce the importance of cervical screening
The number of women taking up potentially life-saving tests to prevent cervical cancer seems to be dwindling, according to UK charity Jo's Trust. A year after the untimely death of Jade Goody as a result of...24/03/2010Diet linked to endometriosis risk
Women can help reduce the risk of endometriosis by including omega-3 oils in their daily diets, new research suggests. Endometriosis occurs when cells from the womb lining appear and develop in areas outside...24/03/2010Experts call for greater brain cancer awareness
GPs and the British public need better guidance on spotting the key symptoms to aid early diagnosis. A survey conducted by the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust found that one in four patients had to...