Urinary incontinence treatment tips and prevention

Expert advice on how to manage stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urge urinary incontinence (UUI). Reviewed by Chris Dawson If you find yourself needing a wee very regularly, you could be suffering from incontinence. There are two types...

Stress management: how to cope if you’re feeling stressed

A psychologist explains what stress is, how to prevent it and outlines the best stress-busting techniques. By Dr Vanessa Moulton We cannot always avoid stress or even change the situations that cause it. What we can do, however, is...

Body odor? Bacteria-embedded bodysuit may help

LONDON (Reuters) - Deodorant not enough to stop your body odor? A new futuristic-style bodysuit with live bacteria embedded in it could help combat those unpleasant smells. The pale gray, long-sleeved “Skin II” contains healthy...

Preclinical research suggests anti-cancer effect of keto diet

by University of Texas at Dallas It's well known that keeping blood glucose levels in check can help individuals avoid or manage diabetes, but new research led by biologists at The University of Texas at Dallas...

Why young men aren’t eating their five-a-day

by University of East Anglia From not being able to cook to not liking the taste of vegetables—a new study from the University of East Anglia reveals why young men are not eating their 'five-a-day'. A study...

What is ulcerative colitis and how is it treated?

Expert advice on the causes, symptoms and treatment of ulcerative colitis. Reviewed by Jeni Worden Ulcerative colitis is a long term condition where the rectum and colon become inflamed, resulting in frequent stomach pain and diarrhoea. It is most...

NHS to offer people at risk of diabetes free wearable technology

The new scheme hopes to combat type 2 diabetes by encouraging people to monitor their health. By Anna Bonet The NHS has announced that thousands of people who are at risk of type 2 diabetes will be offered wearable...

Radiotherapy: benefits and side effects of X-ray cancer treatment

Radiotherapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses high energy X-rays to destroy or injure cancer cells. By Dr Roger Henderson Radiotherapy, like chemotherapy, is a form of cancer treatment that uses X-rays to cure or control...

Ebola ‘no longer incurable’ as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival

Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical...

Why do our feet and ankles swell in the heat, and is it dangerous?

What to do when your ankles, feet or legs swell up when travelling. By Dr Luke Powles Some people may find that their hands, arms or feet can mildly swell when they’re exposed to very hot weather. This...

What causes testicular cancer and what are the symptoms?

We look at the causes, symptoms and treatment of testicular cancer. Reviewed by Patricia Macnair Testicular cancer is one of the least common cancers in males, but unlike others it is more prevalent among young men. Pain...

Sources of minerals: how to get potassium, calcium and iron in your diet

Expert advice on the best sources of minerals and why they're important. Reviewed by Jeni Worden Vitamins and minerals are essential for the maintenance of good health and the prevention of a number of diseases. But do...

NHS to offer people at risk of diabetes free wearable technology

The new scheme hopes to combat type 2 diabetes by encouraging people to monitor their health. By Anna Bonet The NHS has announced that thousands of people who are at risk of type 2 diabetes will be offered wearable...

Study eyes role of Apple smart devices to help identify early stage AD

by Nancy Cohen , Medical Xpress A study conducted by Evidation Health on behalf of Eli Lilly and Apple suggests that data collected from smart devices and digital apps might help speed up the diagnosis...

Remove false teeth before general anesthetic, doctors warn

by British Medical Journal False teeth need to be taken out before a general anaesthetic, doctors warn in the journal BMJ Case Reports after a 72 year old's dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery to remove...

You can ‘buffer’ yourself from stress, take it from a doctor who does

By Dr Kate Gregorevic  - Daily  Life I recently saw an advertisement that was a mass of wellness clichés: a thin white woman wearing yoga gear, with a tree superimposed on her body advertising a...

No-deal Brexit could deepen Europe’s shortage of medicines – experts

Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain to leave the European Union approaches, health professionals are warning that shortages of some medicines could worsen in Europe in the event of...

Five ways to look after your joints

It’s not all about stretching. Varied exercise, good posture and changing your diet can help you stay nimble Amy Sedghi  - The Guardian Try to get a mix of impact and non-impact cardio – but make...

Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes

Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women at high risk for developing gestational diabetes may be less likely to experience this complication when they switch to a Mediterranean diet instead of sticking with their usual...

DuoCAR-T cells found to be effective against HIV in human mouse models

by Bob Yirka , Medical Xpress A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S., working with biotech firm Lentigen, has found that duoCAR-T cells they created were effective against HIV in human...