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Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests.

Lack of symptoms for silent killer

Lack of symptoms for silent killer

Two Bristol men are backing plans for a prostate cancer awareness campaign in the city in September after finding they had prostate cancer without any symptoms.

40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

Women with severe mental illness are up to five-times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two- to three-times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by UCL and King’s College London funded by the Medical Research Council and the Big Lottery.

Drug trial provides hope of new treatment for some oesophageal cancer patients

Drug trial provides hope of new treatment for some oesophageal cancer patients

Findings of a trial of a drug aimed at treating advanced oesophageal - or gullet - cancer could lead to a new treatment approach for a sub-group of patients with this kind of cancer.

September voted least stressful month of the year

Summer might almost be over but research from pensions and protection provider Friends Life has found that September is the least stressful month of the year.

Caring about care - New home care company will raise standards

An innovative home care company launching next month is ripping up the rule book – replacing outmoded and impractical care processes with state-of-the-art support software and systems.

Researchers grow ‘seed’ of spinal cord tissue in a dish

Researchers grow ‘seed’ of spinal cord tissue in a dish

Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have for the first time managed to turn stem cells into the specialised cells that go on to form spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue in the growing embryo.

Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

Unprecedented international consortium assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine.

Overweight and obesity linked to 10 common cancers

Overweight and obesity linked to 10 common cancers

A higher body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers , the largest study of its kind on BMI and cancer, involving more than 5 million adults in the UK, shows.

The nation's filthiest habits revealed

The nation's filthiest habits revealed

Millions of us could be risking our health because of poor hygiene in the home, according to new research.

New insight into combating the middle-aged spread

New insight into combating the middle-aged spread

Those stubborn pounds that creep on around the stomach in mid-life are the bane of many.

Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation

Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation

Scientists from the University of Leeds have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in blood vessel formation; research which adds to our knowledge of how early life develops.

Average medical claim while abroad is over £1,000

More than a quarter (27%) of holidaymakers who have enjoyed a trip overseas in the past two years had a serious or long term medical condition such as diabetes or a heart condition at the time, according to research from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

4 in 10 admit they go online to seek health and wellbeing advice

4 in 10 admit they go online to seek health and wellbeing advice

New research has revealed the growing trend of people taking important health and well-being advice from unreliable sources.

Cause of rare childhood cancer discovered

Cause of rare childhood cancer discovered

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of a rare childhood muscle cancer, called Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).