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PrEP could help cut HIV cases by up to a quarter and cut costs

Up to one in four cases of HIV in men who have sex with other men could be prevented by...

Sugary drink levy boosts healthier choices

A levy on sugary drinks combined with other measures could persuade people to choose...

Anxiety and depression linked to more frequent migraines

Anxiety and depression can contribute to people experiencing more frequent migraines, a...

Omega-6 fats may help prevent type 2 diabetes

A diet rich in omega-6 fats, contained in foods such as soybeans, sunflower seeds and tofu,...

No greater risk of bleeding seen in use of new anti-clotting drugs

New anti-clotting drugs do not present a greater risk of major bleeding than existing ones,...

Immunotherapy could avert cancer relapse

Immunotherapy could prevent cancer cells that survive treatment from using the body’s own...

Don’t sleep on your back, pregnant women advised

Women who sleep on their back during late pregnancy may cause problems for their baby, say...

Cooling treatment reduces epilepsy in children

A cooling treatment for babies deprived of oxygen can reduce their chances of developing...

'Nocebo' effect makes patients feel worse...

Researchers claim patients are more likely to experience negative side effects when they...

No clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life

The majority of cancer drugs approved in Europe between 2009 and 2013 entered the market...

Multivitamins use during pregnancy could reduce autism risk

Researchers have cautiously suggested a possible link between taking multivitamins during...

Night shift work may cause weight gain, review suggests

Night shift workers have a 23% higher risk of becoming overweight or obese, a study suggests.

Having an older sibling poses risk of serious flu for babies and toddlers

Children under two years are more likely to be admitted to hospital with influenza if they...

Healthcare professionals need to be aware of HIV risk in older adults

Awareness of HIV among healthcare professionals should be increased and targeted testing...

Smoking linked to skin disease

Tobacco smokers are twice as likely to develop a debilitating skin disease, research...

Risk of chlamydia linked to bacteria type

A link between a certain type of bacteria in the vagina and the risk of contracting...

Lack of training and access putting public off using defibrillators

People are reluctant to use public access defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests as they...

Exercise built into daily life could reduce heart disease

One in 12 deaths could be prevented by half an hour’s exercise on five days of the week,...

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