28/09/2012Benzodiazepines like diazepam increase risk of developing dementia
Benzodiazepines like diazepam and temazepam are associated with a significantly increased risk of dementia in the elderly, according to a new study.
Benzodiazepine increase risk of dementia, say...27/09/2012Finance directors warn that NHS care will worsen in 2013
NHS finance directors believe that NHS care will worsen in 2013, according to a new survey, as the service tries to meet savings targets in the next three years.
According to the King’s Fund quarterly...26/09/2012GPs urged to measure the BMI of children to prevent future heart disease
Obese children are between 30 and 40 per cent more likely to suffer heart disease and strokes in the future than normal-weight children, according to a large-scale new study.
It is widely known that being...25/09/2012Increase in self-pay private patients as NHS rations treatments
GPs believe the number of patients asking about paying privately for operations has increased in the last year, as the NHS continues to budget cut.
A poll carried out by ComRes for BMI Healthcare, reported...24/09/2012Toxins found in snake venom could be used to create cancer drugs
Toxins found in snake venom could be used to treat diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer, according to new research.
Toxins in snake venom could help treat diseases like cancer
The...19/09/2012Underinvestment to blame for the low survival rates of pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths in the UK, yet receives only 1% of the total research.
Underinvestment is one of the key reasons pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival...18/09/2012Exciting new breast cancer drug hailed 'the biggest advance in years'
Health insurance patients could have access to a new cancer drug that has been hailed ‘one of the biggest advances’ in breast cancer treatment in years, after it has been rolled out for use in...17/09/2012Scientists closer to finding a cure for deafness using stem cell research
Scientists are a step closer to finding a cure for deafness after successfully using stem cell research to repair damaged hearing.
Researchers from the Department of Biomedical Sciences at University...14/09/2012Lung cancer tumours in smokers contain 10 times more genetic mutations
Smokers who have lung cancer have 10 times more genetic mutations in tumours than non-smokers with the disease, according to new research.
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine...14/09/2012Being stuck in a stressful job increases risk of developing heart problems
Being under stress at work and being unable to change the situation can increase your risk of developing heart disease.
Researchers from University College London have found that job strain is associated...