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Study shows statin negativity may lead to side effects and not the drug

25th November 2020

A high percentage of people who take statins genuinely believe they negatively impact their health, even if they do not. A UK study has found that 90% of people experienced side effects when taking the…

Gaming may improve mental health

24th November 2020

Gaming might not be as bad for the health as once thought, as new research has shown it might benefit overall well-being. Despite video games having a bad reputation, a team from the University of…

People with learning disabilities more likely to die from COVID-19

23rd November 2020

The Government has been slammed for “failing to protect” people with learning disabilities who are up to six times more likely to die from COVID-19. A Public Health England (PHE) report has found that the…

Canadian researchers develop insulin-producing cells from patients’ blood

23rd November 2020

A team of researchers from the University of Alberta say their approach has been successful in reversing the condition in mice and now they are hoping it will translate to humans. Led by Dr James…

Poor diet found to impact childhood height growth

22nd November 2020

A poor diet may be stunting height growth in children, researchers have said. A study has found an average height difference of 20cm (7.9in) among school age kids form around the world. The findings were…

Innovative spinal cord treatment could relieve diabetic neuropathy pain

21st November 2020

A pioneering treatment approach carried out on the spinal cord could help treat painful diabetic neuropathy, a study has suggested. Low-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) works by delivering mild electrical pulses to the spinal cord…

Weight loss nearly halves type 2 diabetes risk

21st November 2020

Shifting just a little bit of weight can nearly halve the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research. A study carried out across eight years involving more than 1,000 people with prediabetes…

Dance teacher with type 1 overcomes diabulimia

20th November 2020

A dance teacher from Cheshire has spoken out her fight with the diabetes-associated eating disorder diabulimia, admitting she nearly died from it. Amber Dumbill stopped taking the insulin she needed to stay alive when she…

Short people at greater risk of catching COVID-19

19th November 2020

The risk of catching COVID-19 could be greater among short people because of how the droplets fall, researchers have claimed. A Singapore study has looked at how coronavirus travels from an infected person when they…

Black people ‘twice as likely’ to get COVID-19

18th November 2020

Ethnicity has once again shown to play a large part in COVID-19 as new figures show black people are twice as likely as white people to catch it. A study of 18 million people has…

Mutated COVID strain Cluster 5 sweeps through global Danish mink farms

17th November 2020

Experts are concerned that a suspected mutated form of coronavirus that has jumped to minks could end up scuppering a COVID-19 vaccine. Denmark has ordered a mass cull of the animals as cases have spread…

Experts concerned TikTok glorifies eating disorders

17th November 2020

Social media platforms such as TikTok are being criticised for “romanticising and glorifying” eating disorders. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Kerrie Jones, clinical director and founder of eating disorder clinic Orri has said there are a…

COVID-19 vaccine ‘could be ready by Christmas’

17th November 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by Christmas, according to Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Early trial results has shown that the RNA vaccine, developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech, could prevent more than 90%…

Experts urge Government to add vitamin D to food to help aid COVID-19 battle

16th November 2020

Tackling the nation’s vitamin D deficiency could help fight COVID-19 over the winter months, experts have said. A group being led by Dr Gareth Davies, a medical physics researcher, is urging Government ministers to start…

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