New treatment for lice is effective


The new medication, approved by the FDA earlier this year, appears both to kill lice and to cause their larvae to ...

Market swaps rubbish for vegetables


A new monthly market run by the city government takes paper, glass, plastic and aluminium in return for tokens tha...

Exercising 'may stop brain shrinkage'


Brain scans of 638 people past the age of retirement showed those who were most physically active had less brain s...

Will we ever__ get rid of bed bugs?

Skin disease gene uncovered


Researchers have identified how the "p34 gene" plays a key role in causing the disease punctate PPK.

Th...

Sitting long 'bad for your health'


The scientists from Leicester and Loughborough Universities say harm is done even if people also exercise.

Cancer_s conversations

Cancer is usually presented as a problem of cells becoming mindless replicators, proliferating without purpose or res...

Tuberculosis: Taking High Doses of Vitamin D Speeds Recovery, Scientists Report


The inspiration for testing the idea, scientists from Queen Mary University of London and other British hospitals ...

Does exercise really help with depression?


There_s something intuitive about the idea that exercising makes you feel better about yourself. Several decades o...

Is drinking extra water good for your skin?

Allergy sufferers unlikely for brain tumors


_There is definitely a difference in the effect of allergen-specific IgE between men and women. And even result...

Diet of disorder?

At first glance it seems that you can. A cross-sectional study has found that individuals with a history of eating di...

brown fat is 'good'

Scientists have discovered that this type of fat is a good thing because it produces lots of heat by burning calories.

New sleeping pill

The drugmaker is in final testing on an insomnia product, named suvorexant, that works differently than the market leade...

Drinking alcohol 'a dementia risk'

Drinking even "moderate" amounts of alcohol increases dementia risk, US research suggests.

The findings, presented...

Polypill 'could save thousands'

A UK study of 84 over-50s, published in the journal PLoS One , showed the pill could cut blood pressure and levels of "b...

Lack of exercise kills as many as smoking

Eight out of 10 youngsters age 13 to 15 don't get enough exercise, according to one of the Lancet studies released Tuesd...

Ecuador hospital mixes folk and modern medicine

Alive without a breath?

Led by John K...

Belviq, weight-loss pill, approved

US health regulators have approved a weight-loss pill for the first time in 13 years.

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Belviq, made by ...

How cities become healthy


But on a Sunday vehicles are nowhere to be seen. Instead, the streets are taken over by pedestrians, thanks to ...

Soothe cancer agony easing morphine controls

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