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Tips on coping with tinnitus

For many people, the onset of tinnitus can really have a debilitating impact on their lives. Although there is no established cure for tinnitus, as its causes can be so varying, there are ways to make it easier to cope with.

New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall

New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall

A study by the MRC (Medical Research Council) Cognition and Brain Sciences unit in Cambridge has shown how intentional recall is beyond a simple reawakening of a memory; and actually leads us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval.

Babies with more frequent eye movements are more likely to develop ASD

Babies with more frequent eye movements are more likely to develop ASD

Researchers funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have found that babies who move their eyes more often than their peers at the age of six months are more likely to meet criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as children.

BMA House gets hearts & meetings pumping for wear Red Day

BMA House gets hearts & meetings pumping for wear Red Day

The BMA House event’s team will be spreading the love in support of National Heart Month this February encouraging ‘fitter meetings & conferences’ at the central London medical venue.

Experts help to bust the myths on cold and flu home remedies

Experts help to bust the myths on cold and flu home remedies

We all have a faithful home remedy or two that we believe can help soothe cold and flu symptoms when we are feeling under the weather.

Study reveals new challenges faced by MS patients

Study reveals new challenges faced by MS patients

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients are less able to regulate their emotions and have a poorer quality of life than people who don't have the disease, according to research carried out at the University of Aberdeen.

New genetics study identifies possible target for epilepsy treatment

New genetics study identifies possible target for epilepsy treatment

A single gene that coordinates a network of about 400 genes involved in epilepsy could be a target for new treatments, according to research.

‘Social jetlag’ associated with obesity-related disease

‘Social jetlag’ associated with obesity-related disease

A new study has discovered an association between social jetlag, obesity and obesity-related disease including metabolic disorder, inflammation and diabetes.

European boost to dementia research

People at risk of dementia will benefit from a £50 million initiative to improve drugs that could prevent the condition.

Workers "close to burn out" in pursuit of pay rise and promotion

Eight in 10 Britons are overworked, with almost a third "burnt out" or "very overworked", according to a new survey from The Open University.

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

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.

Scientists link brain cooling and prevention of neurodegeneration

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 Vaccine Group begins first trial of new Ebola vaccine

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 anxiety decreasing among households for first time in three years

Financial worries among UK adults have decreased for the first time in three years, according to new research from MoneySuperMarket.

Cognitive abilities age at different rates because our brains age differently

Cognitive abilities age at different rates because our brains age differently

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.