There is no evidence to suggest an increased risk to newborns whose mothers take drugs to prevent or treat influenza during pregnancy, new study results suggest.
A large review lead by researchers at Imperial College London has discovered ‘strong evidence’ to support the association between obesity and some major types of cancer, mainly those related to digestive organs and hormone-related malignancies.
Brainy teenagers are more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis than their less academically gifted peers but are less likely to smoke, new study results suggest.
Having at least three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit a day could help prevent dementia in older adults, new research suggests.
Exposure to a particular group of synthetic chemicals may be linked to behavioural difficulties in six year olds, say researchers in France.
While older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, this does not protect them from declines in memory and thinking as they age, say researchers from University College London.
There is a lack of scientific evidence to support the use of most off-label antidepressants, new study results suggest.
Severe gum disease, or periodontitis, could be an early sign of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, say researchers.
Men who are former or current smokers and eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can significantly lower their risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new study results suggest.
Severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a psychological impact on early adulthood, new study results suggest.
A one-off screening test for bowel cancer reduces the risk of developing the disease for at least 17 years, say UK researchers.
Vitamin D supplements can help prevent acute respiratory tract infections, particularly among those who are vitamin D deficient, new study results suggest.
Interventions designed to help hospital health professionals prescribe antibiotics more appropriately can help reduce unnecessary antibiotic use, say a team of Cochrane researchers from the UK.
People who are overweight in early adulthood and become obese in later life are three times more likely to develop cancer of the oesophagus or upper stomach, new study results suggest.
Older people who experience a hip fracture have an increased risk of dying both immediately after the fracture and in the longer term, say researchers.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who have bariatric surgery have better glycaemic control than those who receive intensive medical therapy alone, a new study suggests.
E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use than conventional cigarettes, new study results suggests.
Hallucinations are more common than previously thought, with more than one million people in England experiencing them, new research suggests.