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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.

E-cigarette usage in the UK has tripled

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.

Giving something up or given up?

Giving something up or given up?

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?

Time does not heal 'broken heart syndrome', new research finds

Time does not heal 'broken heart syndrome', new research finds

An acute heart condition previously thought to recover spontaneously does not necessarily heal with time, new Aberdeen research has found.