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Key to cancer's spread discovered? Key to cancer's spread discovered?

In a breakthrough in the understanding of how cancer spreads, researchers at the University of Virginia…


Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: Nicotine Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: Nicotine

Longtime smokers know that smoking may lead to cancer, but quitting cold turkey isn't easy and may…


Toxin in seafood causes kidney damage! Toxin in seafood causes kidney damage!

A chemical that can accumulate in seafood and is known to cause brain damage is also toxic to the kidneys,…


Kidney disease treatment may be improving, study suggests Kidney disease treatment may be improving, study suggests

Despite a rising incidence of kidney disease, rates of kidney failure and related deaths are declining…


Medicines for Dementia Medicines for Dementia

Medicines for dementia are used to help with symptoms that affect thinking and memory. They are also…


Lethal prostate cancer less common in men with asthma Lethal prostate cancer less common in men with asthma

Researchers behind a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer were surprised when…


Children's immune system weakened for up to 3 years after measles infection Children's immune system weakened for up to 3 years after measles infection

Scientists have long known that the measles virus can temporarily weaken a child's immune system,…


Ease of weight loss influenced by individual biology Ease of weight loss influenced by individual biology

For the first time in a lab, researchers at the National Institutes of Health found evidence supporting…


Washington DC tops the list of fittest cities in the U. S. Washington DC tops the list of fittest cities in the U. S.

Residents of the nation's capital, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul, and San Diego, enjoy a variety…


Questor share tip: GSK guarantees dividend for three years Questor share tip: GSK guarantees dividend for three years

GlaxoSmithKline [LON:GSK] guaranteed its 5.4pc prospective dividend yield for the next three years last…


Elite athletes should get heart screening, says expert Elite athletes should get heart screening, says expert

Olympic athletes should have tailored heart screening to check for life-threatening conditions before…


Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO emergency fund
Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO emergency fund

The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m (£63m) emergency contingency fund following…


Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer' Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers…


'Home-brewed morphine' made possible 'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home. They…


Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects

Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. Unfortunately,…

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