Painless flu jab patch for people scared of injections

By Michelle Roberts- Health editor, BBC News online A 'painless' sticking plaster flu jab that delivers vaccine into the skin has passed important safety tests in the first trial in people. The patch has a hundred...

Emergency contraception: the morning after pill

You don't need to get a prescription from your doctor. By NetDoctor Sex should be pleasurable and worry-free – which is why it's important to be clued up on your emergency contraception options for when things don't quite go...

Jock Itch: Causes, Treatments, and Remedies

Written by Jenna FletcherReviewed by Suzanne Falck, MD, FACP Jock itch is an annoying and itchy rash common in people who sweat a lot, such as athletes. The rash is often found in the genital,...

Why our brain needs sleep, and what happens if we don’t get enough of...

Leonie Kirszenblat Many of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation: feeling tired and cranky, or finding it hard to concentrate. Sleep is more important for our brains than you may realise. Although it may...

Breakthrough Device Takes Lebanon by Storm—Melts Away Neck Pain in 10 Minutes

by Tony Parsons -Tech Gadgets Finally, an easy solution for that chronic neck pain that never seems to go away... As you probably know, everyday use of computers and smartphones can cause severe neck pain. You know...

Peach or Plum: New Report Says Shaving Pubic Hair Can Be Dangerous

If you are one of those who shave your pubic area, know that the medical establishment in the US has your back, so to speak, and wants you to stay safe. An exhaustive new US...

Thirteen tough questions every couple should ask for a successful marriage

Eleanor Stanford When it comes to marriage, what you don't know really can hurt you. Whether because of shyness, disinterest or a desire to preserve romantic mystery, many couples do not ask each other the difficult...

The Ins and Outs of Becoming an Egg Donor

By Dr. Manny Chances are that you’ve known someone in your life who’s had difficulty with pregnancy. Maybe they’ve struggled with getting pregnant or have had miscarriages in the past. Whatever the reason, many of...

Will testosterone make women happier?

Matty Silver Jane Fonda gave a candid interview three years ago in which she admitted that her sex life needed some artificial help and she had been taking testosterone to boost it, from the...

6 reasons why parents should prioritise ‘me time’ on holiday

This is SO important By Becky Fletcher A recent survey by holiday company Neilson has shown that half (49%) of UK parents feel guilty about wanting to do their own thing, without the kids,...

‘First natural birth’ for diabetic woman with artificial pancreas

A diabetic woman has become the first in the world to give birth naturally after using an artificial pancreas while pregnant, experts have said. Catriona Finlayson-Wilkins, 41, of Knapton, Norfolk, gave birth to son Euan...

The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs

Gabriella Borter CINCINNATI (Reuters) - When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and...

Shocking new research on foodborne diseases

For the first time in history the World Health Organization has produced estimates on how wide-reaching are the effects of food poisoning. Namely, one in ten people are affected each and every year and...

Neurodegenerative disease damage reversed in fruit flies

Alzheimer's and Parkinson's symptoms have been reversed in fruit flies following treatment with a drug-like chemical, says research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The discovery, which centers around the protection of...

A sobering conclusion: Adult hearts contain no stem cells

A detailed cell-by-cell map of all dividing cells in the adult murine heart before and after myocardial infarction was created using advanced molecular and genetic technologies in a combined research effort led by Hans...

7 ways to lose weight from walking

Try this well-rounded (and simple) form of exercise By Laura Williams Not a fan of running? Gym membership no longer an option? We're here to show you seven wonderful ways your daily walk can get your...

How to keep the spark alive after having children

Phil Barker Early last year, Perth blogger and author, Constance Hall, pulled off every blogger's holy grail. She wrote a very honest post on her Facebook account that she and her husband, Bill Mahon, had...

Specific UV light kills MRSA without damaging human tissue

Infections following surgery are a serious and potentially fatal complication. Current methods of combatting infections, especially drug-resistant pathogens, often fall short. New research, looking at a narrow band of ultraviolet light might offer a...

New cervical cancer treatment: immune therapy

A new weapon against cervical cancer has been discovered in the United States. A pilot study conducted by the National Cancer Institute has revealed that immune therapy could be effective in fighting the HPV...

To lower blood pressure, exercise may be as good as medication

Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) – For people with high blood pressure, starting an exercise regimen may lower blood pressure by as much as taking medication would, a large analysis suggests. Researchers combined data from nearly 400...