A single gene that coordinates a network of about 400 genes involved in epilepsy could be a target for new treatments, according to research.
A new study has discovered an association between social jetlag, obesity and obesity-related disease including metabolic disorder, inflammation and diabetes.
People at risk of dementia will benefit from a £50 million initiative to improve drugs that could prevent the condition.
Eight in 10 Britons are overworked, with almost a third "burnt out" or "very overworked", according to a new survey from The Open University.
Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit have found a brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death, according to new research.
Researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Toxicology Unit have identified a protective mechanism that kicks in when body temperature is lowered, activating a process that prevents the loss of brain cells and the connections between them.
Oxford University doctors and scientists are starting the first safety trial of an experimental preventative Ebola vaccine regimen being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).
Financial worries among UK adults have decreased for the first time in three years, according to new research from MoneySuperMarket.
Researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit have discovered that specific mental abilities – such as problem-solving or multi-tasking – decline with age at different rates because individuals’ brains age differently.
The number of people using electronic cigarettes in the UK has tripled over the past two years. An estimated 2.1 million people are now choosing to vape. E-cigarettes have grown in popularity since their invention by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik in 2003.
It’ll soon be New Year, a time when people can be overheard saying they want to turn over a new leaf, start from scratch or simply be a little better/fitter/nicer than the year before, but in giving up one bad habit are you unconsciously starting another?
An acute heart condition previously thought to recover spontaneously does not necessarily heal with time, new Aberdeen research has found.
A new global study reveals that one in two people are more likely to stick to a resolution which has been pledged publicly. Those in the far east (Vietnam 84% and Thailand 77%) together with India (58%) and France (57%) are the most likely to fulfil their goals if shared for others to see.
Maternal deaths in the UK have dropped from 11 per 100,000 women giving birth in 2006–08 to 10 per 100,000 women giving birth in 2010–12, according to a national report from a team of academics, clinicians and charity representatives called MBRRACE-UK which is led from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford.
Most people have a particular time in their life that they look back on fondly. New research from AA Life Insurance reveals that the UK’s favourite age is 34 – but not for the reasons you might expect.
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