RESEARCH

'Angelina Jolie' breast cancer gene not lethal—so wait before having...

  Women with the faulty BRCA gene have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and have been inspired by movie star Angelina Jolie to have a...

Two breakthroughs in reversing 'incurable' tinnitus

  Tinnitus—a persistent ringing in the ear—is thought to be incurable, but two new technologies are being tested that could finally improve, or even reverse, the problem. ...

Hot stuff! A sauna lowers blood pressure, and your Alzheimer's...

Taking a sauna for 30 minutes can have a big effect on your health. It reduces blood pressure, and it also lowers your chances of heart problems and heart attack,...

Starting exercise in your mid-fifties still reduces heart attack risk

  Even couch potatoes who take up exercise for the first time in middle-age can still reduce—and even reverse—their chances of suffering a heart attack or heart failure....

Scientists seek funding to research health dangers of aluminium in...

A group of scientists is looking to raise Euro550,000 through crowdfunding to investigate the potential side effects of aluminium salts in vaccines such as the DTP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) and HPV jabs....

Canola oil can cause Alzheimer's and memory loss

Canola oil is a cheaper option to olive oil that is marketed as being just as healthy—but it could be a cause of Alzheimer's disease and general mental decline as...

Hormone contraceptives increase breast cancer risk

  All forms of hormonal contraception increase a woman's risk of breast cancer—and that's also true for the 'safer' progesterone-only pill, a major new study has found. ...

Routine mammograms aren't life-savers, say researchers

Are routine mammograms to detect breast cancer actually worth having? When you weigh up the low number of lives they're saving, and the high number of false cases they're detecting,...

Common blood pressure drugs raise skin cancer risk seven-fold

Some of the world's most common drugs for high blood pressure (hypertension) 'significantly' increase the risk of skin cancer, new research has discovered. Diuretics, or 'water pills',...
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