Home » Archives by category » Health (Page 3)

Is Helen Mirren right about ‘useless’ moisturisers?

Is Helen Mirren right about ‘useless’ moisturisers?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Moisturiser holds the water in the skin and protects against dryness Actress Helen Mirren has been quoted – in colourful language – saying that…

Human embryos edited to stop disease

Human embryos edited to stop disease

Image copyright OHSU Image caption Pictures of the genetically modified embryos Scientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart…

Yemen conflict: Cholera risk for more than a million children

Yemen conflict: Cholera risk for more than a million children

Image copyright Reuters More than a million children in Yemen are at high risk of dying from cholera, says Save the Children. The charity warns that the children are severely…

Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates

Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates

Image copyright SPL Image caption Pancreatic cancer has a poor prognosis Speeding up access to surgery for pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed early enough increased success rates by a third, a…

Chinese woman’s 6,000-mile egg freezing journey

Unmarried women in China are not allowed to freeze their eggs, so some with the means to do so seek treatment overseas. The US is one of the most popular…

High-heel wearing should not be forced, study says

High-heel wearing should not be forced, study says

Media captionCommuting to work in high heels – is it worth the hassle? More needs to be done to stop women being forced to wear high heels at work, Aberdeen…

Drinking a few times a week ‘reduces diabetes risk’

Drinking a few times a week ‘reduces diabetes risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Raising a glass to the findings of the Danish study? People who drink three to four times a week are less likely to develop…

Slimy slugs inspire ‘potentially lifesaving’ medical glue

Slimy slugs inspire ‘potentially lifesaving’ medical glue

Image copyright SPL Image caption Slugs were the inspiration for a new kind of super-sticky bio glue A defensive mucus secreted by slugs has inspired a new kind of adhesive…

Charlie Gard parents ‘denied final wish’ for more time

Charlie Gard parents ‘denied final wish’ for more time

Image copyright Featureworld Image caption Charlie has encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome Terminally-ill Charlie Gard will be moved to a hospice and have his life support withdrawn soon after, a…

Should you finish a course of antibiotics?

Should you finish a course of antibiotics?

Image copyright Getty Images It is time to reconsider the widespread advice that people should always complete an entire course of antibiotics, experts in the BMJ say. They argue there…

Page 3 of 41234