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Benefit of statins '100 times the harm'

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:42
Lead author of a statins study Rory Collins explains the benefits of the drug.

Obesity link to cancer 'not well known by public'

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:08
Three-quarters of people are unaware being overweight increases the risk of developing 10 different types of cancer, Cancer Research UK says.

Statins review says benefits 'underestimated'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 23:30
The benefits of the cholesterol-reducing drug statins are underestimated and the harms exaggerated, a major review suggests.

Getting physical

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 17:47
Parents in Finland are told to actively encourage their children to pursue hobbies and interests that require physical exertion for at least three hours a day.

Coil 'better than morning-after pill'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:51
Women should be advised that the coil is a more effective form of emergency contraception than the morning-after pill, new guidance says.

Vaccine cooler could save millions of lives

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 15:20
William Broadway explains how the vaccine cooler he designed works

NHS England hospital patients face record discharge delays

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:49
Hospitals are facing record levels of delays in discharging patients, figures from NHS England show.

Still working nurse, 83: 'I love my job'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:34
An 83-year-old nurse, who still works 15 to 20 hours a week, says she has "no plans" to retire.

Many myths of back pain

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:00
Back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide - and physios say many people have the wrong idea about how to deal with it.

Lisa's tragedy

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 08:42
Lisa Day died almost a year ago following years of skipping insulin which she needed to stay alive after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Puberty calorie burn fall 'could explain obesity rise'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 06:05
A sharp drop in calories burnt while resting during puberty could explain why a lot of teenagers put on too much weight, a study suggests.

No bread, please

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:51
A small percentage of people suffer debilitating coeliac disease. But what people who are just "gluten intolerant"?

Lisa's tragedy

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:50
Lisa Day died almost a year ago following years of skipping insulin which she needed to stay alive after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Call to monitor long-term effects of chemotherapy on young

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:08
Cancer doctors are calling on GPs to look out for the long-term side-effects of chemotherapy in teenagers and young adults.

Record numbers call Childline over suicidal thoughts

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:07
The NSPCC says a child in the UK contacts its Childline services once every 30 minutes about suicidal thoughts.

Malaria stopped with single dose of new compound

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 20:48
Scientists say they have found a new compound that stops malaria in animal studies in a single, low dose.

How computer games can help the elderly stay active

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 15:36
As the NHS looks to improve its use of technology, a specially designed computer game known as 'exergames' has been helping older people get back on their feet.

Why are junior doctors striking?

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 13:37
Junior doctors are due to walk out numerous times over the next few months. Why are they striking?

Caesarean birth might increase obesity risk, says study

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:29
Babies born by Caesarean section are more likely to become obese in later years, a large study suggests.

Southern Health: New job for ex-boss Katrina Percy 'did not exist'

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 07:45
The chief executive who resigned as the head of a troubled mental health trust had a new job created for her worth £240,000 a year, the BBC learns.