‘Even a Modest Increase’ in Fruit and Veg Can Reduce Likelihood of Type 2...

by Mohamed Elmaazi An estimated 463 million people worldwide have diabetes, the majority of whom have type 2 which is linked to excess body weight and physical inactivity. 4.2 million people died from the condition in...

Experimental drug shows early promise against inherited form of ALS, trial indicates

by Washington University School of Medicine An experimental drug for a rare, inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has shown promise in a phase 1/phase 2 clinical trial conducted at Washington University School of Medicine...

5G networks have few health impacts, study finds

by Oregon State University Fifth generation or 5G wireless technology, which began being deployed worldwide in 2019, provides faster connectivity and more bandwidth, meaning higher download speeds. But because 5G technology is so new, little is known...

How safe is flying during coronavirus? Expert safety tips for travel during COVID-19

Thinking of flying? Here is what you need to know about the risks of travelling during coronavirus. By Dr Shawn Nasseri ENT Since the UK went into lockdown on 23 March, the UK government has advised people should stay...

Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild coronavirus symptoms

UK neurologists publish details of mildly affected or recovering Covid-19 patients with serious or potentially fatal brain conditions Ian Sample Science editor  -  The  Guardian Doctors may be missing signs of serious and potentially fatal brain...

Coronavirus: will life go back to normal after COVID-19?

While the Covid Alert System signposts a path back to normality, it is clearly going to be a long journey, with many experts stating we may not return to ‘normal’ until 2021. Medically reviewed by Dr...

Coronavirus tips: 6 ways to shop safer at the supermarket during lockdown

You need to remain in lockdown. But you also need to eat. Here’s our advice on how to do your food shopping safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. By Claire Chamberlain During lockdown, our freedom of movement has been...

How to wash your hands effectively to prevent the spread of infection

Soap or sanitiser? Hot or cold water? Soap bar or liquid? All your hand hygiene questions, answered by experts. Medically reviewed by Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB) and words by Jessica Rapana In the midst of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, hand sanitiser...

Twin girls, joined at the skull, successfully separated in 18-hour operation in Vatican hospital

A pair of conjoined twin girls with an extremely rare condition has been successfully separated at a hospital in the Vatican City. Ervina and Prefina, aged 2, were joined at the skull before an operation...

7 Kidney Infection Signs and Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here's why they occur, and when to take action. https://www.self.com/-By Korin Miller PhotoAlto/Odilon Dimier / Getty Images Let’s be real, getting a urinary tract infection (UTI), which brings about the constant urge to pee and burning pain...

U.S. tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage...

Masks are Covid-19 ‘new normal’ and those refusing them should be SHAMED like drunk...

Royal Society president Venki Ramakrishnan urged everyone to wear facemasks as the “new normal” until the coronavirus disappears, comparing the refusal to do so with antisocial behaviors like driving without seatbelts or drunk. No one...

Increase in delirium, rare brain inflammation and stroke linked to COVID-19

by University College London Neurological complications of Covid-19 can include delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage, finds a new UCL and UCLH-led study. Published in the journal Brain, the research team identified one rare and sometimes fatal...

Neurons show distinct styles as they interact with the same muscle partner

by Massachusetts Institute of Technology A new study by MIT neuroscientists into how seemingly similar neuronal subtypes drive locomotion in the fruit fly revealed an unexpected diversity as the brain's commands were relayed to muscle fibers....

When do babies start teething? Symptoms and signs explained

Read on for our expert advice on how to care for your child’s teeth – plus, what to do if problems arise. Medically reviewed by Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB) and words by Claire Chamberlain Teething can be traumatic for...

16 health benefits of daily yoga practice

Just 15 minutes of yoga a day can alter your brain chemistry and boost your mood. Medically reviewed by Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB) and words by Laetitia Tempelman Need a pick-me-up? If you feel a bit low it's tempting...

Denial of women’s concerns contributed to medical scandals, says inquiry

Review into vaginal mesh and other products reveals much patient harm was ‘avoidable’ Hannah Devlin Science correspondent  -  The Guardian Many women who were given vaginal mesh implants were left with traumatic complications after surgery. Photograph:...

Chronic pancreatitis: symptoms, causes and treatment

What causes chronic pancreatitis? And how is chronic pancreatitis treated? Medically reviewed by Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB) and J Butterworth Any inflammation of the pancreas is called pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis results in severe inflammation of the gland. Patients may be seriously unwell. MORE...

Do we know what we want in a romantic partner? No more than a...

by Karen Nikos-Rose, UC Davis We all can describe our ideal partner. Perhaps they are funny, attractive and inquisitive. Or maybe they are down-to-earth, intelligent and thoughtful. But do we actually have special insight into ourselves,...

Compounds halt SARS-CoV-2 replication by targeting key viral enzyme

by University of South Florida As the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic mounts, scientists worldwide continue their push to develop effective treatments and a vaccine for the highly contagious respiratory virus. University of South Florida Health...