Latest News

Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Scientists have found you can hold back the hands of time with a regular romp," is The Sun's typically colourful headline. While a healthy sex life may be a good thing, the research in question isn't exactly mind blowing. The study included 129 mothers from San Francisco, half of whom...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Long working days can cause heart problems, study says," The Guardian reports. Researchers found people who work 55 or more hours a week had an increased risk of developing a type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation , where the heart can beat very fast. Complications of...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Bad news for those who hate cleaning: dusty homes could make you obese," reports the Mail Online. Scientists in the US tested extracts of household dust on mouse "pre-fat" cells grown in a laboratory. These are cells known to develop into fat cells when exposed to fat-causing...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Children suffer significantly more face-to-face bullying than online abuse," reports the Mail Online. UK researchers questioned nearly 300,000 15-year-olds about their experiences of bullying in the biggest study of the subject to date. They found 30% of the teenagers who replied...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Drinking three cups of coffee a day could add years to your life, suggest studies," reports the Metro. It follows the results of European and US studies that looked at the relationship between how much coffee people drink and death. The European study included more than 450,000 people...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Meningitis vaccine may also cut risk of 'untreatable' gonorrhoea, study says," is the headline in The Guardian. The news comes from the results of a study in New Zealand that found people who'd been given an old version of the meningitis B vaccine were less likely to be diagnosed with...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Sense of purpose aids sleep, US scientists find," The Guardian reports on a new study that explored the relationship between having a sense of purpose in life and quality of sleep in older adults. The study analysed data from 800 older adults with an average age of 80 in the US...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
Volunteers from Northern Ireland and Wales received recognition for their work with people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus at recent award events. Northern Ireland Over 50 volunteers and staff from across Northern Ireland attended the celebration event to mark Volunteers Week. The event...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
We want to get creative with how we talk about our hearing loss Our volunteers are always trying to find new ways to raise awareness of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus, searching for new ways to express how they feel and help others to understand. What's the idea? Poet Marilyn Longstaff shared...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Gonorrhoea fast becoming 'untreatable', WHO experts warn," reports Sky News. Analysis of data from 77 countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) found antibiotic resistance exists against almost all antibiotics currently used to treat the sexually transmitted infection (STI)...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Ejaculating at least 21 times a month significantly reduces a man's risk of prostate cancer," is the headline on the Mail Online. This is based on research from the US that asked men how often they ejaculated per month and subsequent reporting of prostate cancer. They found that men who...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Abnormal deposits that build up in the brain during Alzheimer's have been pictured in unprecedented detail by UK scientists," reports BBC News. Alzheimer's disease is characterised by two proteins that take abnormal forms and build up in the brain: beta amyloid plaques and tangles of tau...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"A common ingredient of soap and toothpaste could be causing antibiotic resistance and fuelling the spread of superbugs," the Mail Online reports. This news follows the results of a study that looked at whether there could be a common reason why some gut bacteria have resistance to both...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Millions of people taking common heartburn and indigestion medications could be at an increased risk of death," The Guardian reports after a US study found people taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) had a slightly higher risk of death than the control group. PPIs reduce the amount of...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Brain training games boost the memory and may reduce the risk of dementia, new research suggests," The Daily Telegraph reports. Researchers used an app called Game Show to treat people with amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment, which is characterised by...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Nearly a quarter of women who don't make cervical screening appointments are unaware that the process even exists, according to a UK survey," BBC News reports. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cervix, the entrance to the womb. It's responsible for around 900 deaths...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Over-the-counter magnesium tablets significantly improve depression in just two weeks, new research reveals," the Mail Online reports. A small study found that people taking the supplements – on top of their existing treatment – reported an improvement in depression symptoms. However,...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Boys who get fat in their teenage years are much more likely to suffer a life-threatening stroke as an adult, experts today warned," The Sun reports. Swedish researchers suspect the association could be down to the effects of high blood pressure , a known risk factor for strokes . The...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"A 'painless' sticking plaster flu jab that delivers vaccine into the skin has passed important safety tests in the first trial in people," BBC News reports. Results of a small phase 1 trial were encouraging, with no serious side effects reported. The patch, around the size of a standard...
Ciaran Arthurs's picture
"Middle-aged male office workers 'more sedentary than over-75-year-olds'," The Daily Telegraph reports. A survey in Scotland suggests previous studies may have underestimated sedentary behaviour in middle-age by not asking about time at work, which for many people increasingly involves...

Pages

Subscribe to Front page feed