Experts say it is time to close the gap between treatment of physical and mental illnesses
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Tuesday 21 December 2010
Tuesday 07 December 2010
Scarcely a month passes, it seems, without the humble aspirin offering up a new benefit. Yesterday it was announced that this most ubiquitous of medicines could cut the risk of several cancers by as much as half. At a time when any medical innovation seems expressly designed to stretch even the capacious wallet of the NHS, the discovery of another use for aspirin – in addition to heart attacks and strokes, diabetes, dementia and, let's not forget, common or garden pain – offers glad tidings that deserve to be shouted from the rooftops.
Thursday 02 December 2010
Sunday 14 November 2010
Diabetes sufferers were today urged to have hearing tests after it emerged people with the condition are twice as likely to suffer deafness.
Friday 29 October 2010
AstraZeneca's profits slumped by more than a quarter in the three months to the end of September after it paid out nearly $500m (£314m) over claims relating to its Seroquel schizophrenia treatment.
Monday 25 October 2010
The number of adult diabetics in the UK has soared by 6% since last year while obesity shot up by a similar amount, new figures showed today.
Monday 18 October 2010
Cholesterol-lowering drugs used to prevent heart problems can reduce the risk of bowel cancer by 12%, a study suggested today.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
Eating lots of fruit and vegetables before conception could boost the chances of delivering a baby of healthy weight, according to a new study.
Friday 01 October 2010
People have been warned against paying for unnecessary, invasive and costly private health screening.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Human growth hormone is produced in the pituitary gland in the brain and is essential for childhood growth and the development of muscle, bone and cartilage.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
For all the excitement of its long touchdown passes, or the cerebral nature of its complicated tactics, American football remains at heart a battle between blocker and defender, ball-carrier and tackler, a game of violence epitomised by "The Assassin" Jack Tatum. Tatum was a great defender because he was one of the game's hardest hitters, but his legacy will be just one hit, the one which left Darryl Stingley paralysed for the rest of his life.
Monday 27 September 2010
The sedate world of dim sum dining is set to be rocked by allegations of sexual harassment among the waiting staff of one of London's best-known and award-winning Chinese restaurants.
Friday 24 September 2010
Glaxosmithkline was dealt a blow last night when European regulators recommended that its blockbuster diabetes drug, Avandia, should be withdrawn from sale amid fears that the treatment could pose serious health risks.
Thursday 23 September 2010
A widely used diabetes drug should not be issued to new patients after fears it increases the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes, a regulator said today.
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