Medicine

High blood sugar could mean lower risk of brain tumor

High blood sugar could mean lower risk of brain tumor

In a surprising twist, benign brain tumors that have previously been tied to obesity and diabetes are less likely to emerge in those with...
Dangers of commonly prescribed painkillers

Dangers of commonly prescribed painkillers

Commonly prescribed painkillers need to be given for shorter periods of time to reduce the risk of obesity and sleep deprivation, a new study...
Does losing weight reduce the risk of cancer

Does losing weight reduce the risk of cancer?

Obesity is the biggest cause of cancer in the UK, after smoking. But this isn't well known. When people do hear this, we're often asked: 'I'm...
When drugs are wrong

When drugs are wrong, skipped or make you sick

Rising drug prices have gotten a lot of attention lately, but the actual cost of prescription medications is more than just the dollars and...
Avoiding type 2 diabetes

Avoiding type 2 diabetes – there is more than one diet to choose from

If you have high blood glucose, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes (so-called prediabetes) you may have been advised by your...
Implant would put a mole on your skin to warn of tumor

Implant would put a mole on your skin to warn of tumor

A prototype early warning system for the four most common types of cancer makes a visible mole appear on the skin when calcium levels...
Psoriasis and arthritis can increase heart attack and stroke risk

Psoriasis and arthritis can increase heart attack and stroke risk – new research

Arthritis is the leading cause of pain and disability in the UK. The disorder typically causes pain and inflammation in the joints, and can...
Longer lives mean more people will have dementia

Longer lives mean more people will have dementia

The rate of older Americans with dementia is on the decline, but the growing number of people 85 or older will roughly double in...
What triggers spread of prostate cancer?

What triggers spread of prostate cancer?

A Washington State University researcher has found a way that prostate cancer cells hijack the body's bone maintenance, facilitating the spread of bone cancers...
Let baby set the delivery date

Let baby set the delivery date

We tend to think of pregnancy as lasting for 9 months. But ideally it should last for nearly 10 months. Research shows that babies are...