A recent study shows that brain growth in babies is determined by the duration of pregnancy and how long they suckle. The Durham University research concludes that the longer the pregnancy and breastfeeding period in mammals, the bigger the baby's brain grows.
We add far too much weight more quickly than the time you’d take to say, “I want to lose weight.” Do we all become habitual eaters or gluttons? Do we actually get hungrier, physically? Or, do we simply eat more? It is all in your mind and body, festive season, or no festive season — because, what you eat determines what, or who, you are.
A new breakthrough in hormone therapy could cut the risk of death from prostate cancer by 50 percent. Six months of hormone treatment combined with radiotherapy can dramatically improve chances of survival according to a new study.
A drug often used as a last resort to treat osteoporosis has been found to be 17 times more effective that the usual initial treatment. An international study revealed that Protelos, which encourages the growth of fresh bone as opposed to standard treatments that prevent deterioration, works better than the first drugs sufferers are offered.
A drug to treat malignant melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, has been discovered with the help of tadpoles. Scientists at the University of East Anglia tested tadpoles with leflunomide because of an evolutionary link between dark spots on their skin and how melanoma cancer cells spread in the human body.
Researchers at Edinburgh University have developed a more sensitive blood test that could improve the diagnosis of heart illness or damage.
A lesbian couple have opened the UK's first 'gay-only' fertility clinic in England. The fertility centre in Brimingham has been set up for same-sex couples to seek advice on conceiving children.
The treatment of Alzheimer’s looks set to take a massive step forward as researchers at Oxford University have develop a new way of administering drugs to the brain in order to treat the disease.
Doctors warn that one in eight of us are sleep deprived. More than a third of us suffer insomnia while another quarter have some other form of sleep problem. The Mental Health Foundation has launched a campaign to raise awareness of insomnia and how it can be prevented or tackled. As the stresses of life increasingly take their toll, more people are getting under six hours sleep a night.
Boehringer Ingelheim recently signed a diabetes technology pact with Depomed and entered into an antibody deal with fellow German firm MorphoSys according to Pharma Times.