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Over six cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis

Drinking at least six cups of coffee every day is associated with a decreased risk of...

Belonging to social groups after retirement could boost quality and length of life

People who are members of social groups, such as book clubs and church groups, are likely to...

One-to-one nursing in neonatal intensive care has lower death rates

A fall in the provision of one-to-one nursing care for sick and premature newborns is linked...

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk rises for those obese or overweight as adolescents

Obesity and overweight during adolescence increase the risk of developing non-Hodgkin...

CBT delivered via internet may improve outcomes in body dysmorphic disorder

Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can significantly improve outcomes for...

Photos and music provide affordable treatment for pre-operative anxiety

A combination of viewing photographs and listening to music can reduce pre-operative anxiety...

Taking paracetamol in pregnancy increases asthma risk in children

Prenatal exposure to paracetamol increases a child’s risk of developing asthma, new research...

Risk of contracting Ebola from a survivor is ‘very low’ just 16 days after recovery

The risk of catching Ebola from a survivor is ‘very low’, according to University of East...

Fibromyalgia patients report less pain and better quality of life with acupuncture

Individually tailored acupuncture significantly lessens pain intensity in people with the...

Repeat operations a major problem when using permanent mesh to treat vaginal prolapse

The benefits of using artificial mesh in the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse must be...

Choice of web- or phone-based quit smoking services should depend on the individual

Web- and phone-based tobacco cessation programmes are similarly effective in helping people...

Heart disease rates fall after national smoking bans are introduced

National smoking legislation does reduce the harms caused by passive smoking, according to a...

Brain’s response to placebo in Parkinson’s disease could lessen need for medication

Placebos can induce a release of dopamine in the brain of people with Parkinson’s disease...

Wheezing in infancy points to higher risk of respiratory problems in adulthood

Children who start wheezing during infancy have a significantly increased risk of developing...

Ask older patients with knee osteoarthritis about buckling to prevent recurrent falls

Targeted exercises to prevent ‘knee buckling’ can help maintain health and quality of life...

Improving delivery of blood products would reduce deaths after major haemorrhage

Reducing delays in blood transfusion practices could help lower the death rate among...

Serial bouts of social media use linked to risk of disturbed sleep

Young adults who spend long amounts of time using social media are more likely to experience...

Immunity of breast cancer patients compromised months after chemotherapy treatment

Breast cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy could be lacking sufficient antibodies to...

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