RESEARCH

Routine mammograms aren't life-savers, say researchers

Are routine mammograms to detect breast cancer actually worth having? When you weigh up the low number of lives they're saving, and the high number of false cases they're detecting,...

Common blood pressure drugs raise skin cancer risk seven-fold

Some of the world's most common drugs for high blood pressure (hypertension) 'significantly' increase the risk of skin cancer, new research has discovered. Diuretics, or 'water pills',...

Mobile phones cause lethal type of brain cancer, major study...

An important study into the safety of mobile (cell) phones is expected to report early next year that the devices can trigger the most lethal form of brain cancer, glioblastoma...

Indigestion pills increase stomach cancer risk by up to 800%

People who keep popping pills to help ease their indigestion are increasing their chances of developing stomach cancer by up to eight times. The drugs—acid-lowering proton pump...

Scientists discover why the annual flu jab doesn't work

The annual flu shot isn't very effective, and hasn't been in the 70 years it has been produced—and it's a lot to do with the way the vaccine is manufactured,...

Vaping can still lead to cigarettes if the nicotine level...

Does vaping stop people from smoking the real thing? Not always: people whose e-cigarettes have high levels of nicotine are more likely to take up cigarettes, a new study has...

Jaw problems make migraine attacks worse

If you suffer from migraine, check your jaw. A misaligned jaw— known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD)—appears to be linked to the problem, and can triple the chances of a severe...

Antidepressants increase risk of premature death by 33%

  Antidepressants don't just increase the risk of suicide—people taking the drugs are 33 per cent more likely to die from any cause, including heart attack, stroke...

Probiotics could reverse colon cancer

Colon cancer could be reversed just with probiotics that change the gut's bacteria—and the disease can be prevented in the first place by eating whole grains, such as brown rice...
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