2019-08-21 17:00:00

"Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues," reports The Guardian.

2019-08-20 17:00:00

"Pregnant women who drink fluoride-treated water may have children with lower IQs," the Mail Online reports.

2019-08-15 17:00:00

"Too much wheat and gluten in early stages of infancy raises risk of coeliac disease in children at risk of the condition," reports the Mail Online. Researchers looked at the diets of 6,605 children from Sweden, Finland, Germany and the US, all of whom had genetic variants that put them at higher risk of developing autoimmune conditions like coeliac disease, where the immune system starts to attack the body's own tissues.

2019-08-14 17:00:00

"Facebook and Instagram are damaging children's mental health," reports the Sun as a new study suggests there's a link between frequent social media use and poor mental health and wellbeing in teens. Researchers analysed data from 12,866 young people aged 13 to 16 in England.

2019-08-13 17:00:00

"A vaccine to protect against chlamydia has moved closer to becoming reality after a pioneering clinical trial found the treatment to be safe," The Guardian reports. Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STI).

2019-08-08 17:00:00

"Fast-food outlets on commuter routes may fuel obesity crisis," reports The Guardian.

2019-08-07 17:00:00

"Miracle Flab Jab - A NEW weight-loss jab could help overweight patients shed 10lbs in just four weeks," The Sun reports.

2019-08-06 17:00:00

"Children who overeat, pick at meals or are fussy when it comes to food may be more at risk of eating disorders as teenagers," the Mail Online reports.

2019-08-01 17:00:00

BBC News reports: "A mobile phone app has speeded up the detection of a potentially fatal kidney condition in hospital patients."

2019-07-31 17:00:00

"Coming off statins in old age raises the risk of heart attack or stroke by around a third," reports The Sun.

2019-07-30 11:52:00

"Insomnia sufferers can benefit from therapy," reports The Guardian. US and European guidelines already advise GPs to refer patients with insomnia for a type of talking therapy called cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) before trying sleeping pills. But until now there's been insufficient evidence about how well CBT works in primary care settings, such as GP surgeries, rather than in specialist sleep clinics.

2019-07-25 17:00:00

"Middle-aged women with waists over 35 inches have a 30% higher risk of early death," reports the Mail Online.

2019-07-24 17:00:00

"Eating fish regularly slashes the risk of bowel cancer," reports The Sun.

2019-07-23 17:00:00

"Eating more fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by almost a quarter," reports The Independent.

2019-07-17 17:00:00

"Women can be assured that menstrual cups are as leakproof as tampons and pads," reports BBC News.

2019-07-16 18:00:00

'Doctors should prescribe statins to patients at a younger age to slash their odds of heart disease in later life, a study suggests' reports The Sun

2019-07-15 17:00:00

"Bad dementia genes can be overcome through healthy living, study finds," reports The Daily Telegraph.

2019-07-11 17:00:00

"Drinking a third of a fizzy drink a day 'increases risk of breast cancer by 22% – and fruit juice is just as dangerous'," reports the Sun. The headline is based on a large ongoing study that assessed sugary and artificially sweetened drink intake in more than 100,000 adults in France. All drinks with high levels of sugar were considered, including 100% fruit juices and sugary fizzy drinks.

2019-07-10 17:00:00

"Having too few 'friendly' vaginal bacteria may increase a woman's chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researcher," BBC News reports. The news is based on a study that compared the make-up of vaginal bacteria in women with and without ovarian cancer.

2019-07-09 17:00:00

"Multivitamins do not reduce risk of cardiovascular disease or prolong life, study finds," the Sun reports, while The Daily Telegraph warns that, "Some vitamin supplements can increase risk of a stroke". Both headlines were prompted by a major new review looking at evidence from 277 trials on the effect of 24 different nutritional or dietary supplements in nearly 1 million people.

2019-07-04 15:41:00

Various media sources report on the worrying extent of the alcohol problem in the UK, with the BBC and the Sun reporting that 1 in 5 people in hospital beds are heavy drinkers. This follows a review that pooled the results from 124 studies that looked at the rate of alcohol-related conditions among 1.7 million patients in UK hospitals.

2019-07-03 10:55:00

"Child asthma cases can triple at the start of the school year as returning to the classroom exposes pupils to coughs and colds," reports the Mail Online. Doctors have suspected for years that children are more likely to need medical help for asthma in the weeks after returning to school from the summer holidays.

2019-07-02 12:00:00

"Leg fat 'better than belly fat' for older women," reports BBC News. Researchers looked at the body composition of 2,683 women in the US who were a healthy weight and had been through the menopause.

2019-06-27 17:00:00

"HPV vaccine programme in schools 'could wipe out cervical cancer for good'," reports the Mail Online.

2019-06-26 17:00:00

"Chemical found in soap and toothpaste linked to osteoporosis in women," reports The Daily Telegraph. Chinese researchers used data from US surveys to look for a link between levels of the chemical triclosan in the body and bone strength (bone mass density). Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical used in some hand washes and gels, and also in some types of mouthwash and toothpaste.