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There is insufficient evidence to support use of marijuana as a therapy in rheumatic...

There is insufficient evidence to recommend cannabinoid treatments for the management of...

Central obesity increases risk of death even in people with a normal body mass index

People of normal weight who have excess fat around their middle are more likely to die early...

More research is needed to understand why ethnicity is a factor in IVF success

Black and south Asian women undergoing fertility treatment in the UK are significantly more...

Computer-assisted CBT packages fail to relieve patients with depression

Computer-assisted cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) is not an effective treatment for...

Reproductive health factors associated with risk of death in women

A better understanding of how reproductive factors influence long-term health could help...

Largest study to date on the genetics of common testicular cancer finds four new...

Scientists have discovered four new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of...

Consuming as little as two sweetened drinks every day raises men’s heart failure risk

Men who drink two or more glasses of sweetened drinks every day have an increased risk of...

Not enough evidence to show Omega 3 supplements can help treat major depression

There is insufficient evidence that omega-3 fatty acid supplements are an effective...

Opioid addiction now more likely to originate from use of painkillers than from heroin

More people progress to opioid addiction from use of prescribed painkillers than from heroin...

More prolonged use of dementia drug could prove to be beneficial

Withdrawal of the drug donepezil in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease...

Links discovered between sex hormones, SHBG and the risk of developing bowel cancer

Women with naturally higher levels of oestrogen are less likely to develop bowel cancer...

Risk of inappropriate drug monitoring and prescribing in UK surgeries revealed

Around one in 100 patients attending a UK GP surgery is at risk of receiving an...

Half an hour of gardening has potential to combat ill health and improve wellbeing

Allotment gardening can play a key role in improving physical and mental wellbeing and could...

London cancer survival figures underline the importance of early diagnosis

One quarter of patients diagnosed with cancer after attending a London emergency services...

Personalise education plan to improve quality of life in liver patients

Patients with alcohol-related liver disease who have a personalised education plan are more...

Drug developed for women is found to be effective in men with prostate cancer

A pioneering drug developed to treat inherited cancers in women can also benefit men with...

Sterilisation by implants associated with high risk of further operations

Women who undergo implant-based sterilisation have an increased risk of reoperation after...

Ageing of brain could be delayed by adhering to Mediterranean diet

A Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables and fish may slow the ageing process by five years,...

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