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Doctors’ union irresponsible – Hunt

Junior doctors’ strike: BMA totally irresponsible – Jeremy Hunt 7 February 2016 From the section UK Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Junior doctors and their supporters staged a “masked march” protest in London on Saturday Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt … Continue reading

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Doctors’ union irresponsible – Hunt

Junior doctors’ strike: BMA totally irresponsible – Jeremy Hunt 7 February 2016 From the section UK Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Junior doctors and their supporters staged a “masked march” protest in London on Saturday Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: 3D-printed bone structure allows tissue regeneration

3D printing can now help human bone that has undergone major tissue damage to regenerate, according to research presented on January 19, 2016, at the “Printing for the Future” conference, which took place at the Institute of Physics in London, … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Pinterest and the prevalence of anti-vaccine rhetoric

Over the past decade, social media has swept inexorably to the forefront of humanity’s consciousness. A new study asks how these tools are being used to influence general thought on important scientific issues. Can scientific discourse catch up with social … Continue reading

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Can you save lives with ‘big data’?

The challenge of saving lives with ‘big data’ 7 February 2016 From the section Health Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Scientists can use all the big data that is collected on patients to improve our health Every day, more data … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Flu risk: cover your cough at Superbowl celebrations

Having a local team in the Super Bowl means a greater risk of death from influenza among those aged over 65 years, according to research published in the American Journal of Health Economics. Sharing food can encourage flu virus transmission, … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Eating chocolate during pregnancy may benefit fetal growth, development

Good news for all you expectant mothers out there: eating 30 g of chocolate every day during pregnancy may benefit fetal growth and development. This is the conclusion of a new study recently presented at the 2016 Pregnancy Meeting of … Continue reading

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Hollywood tackles concussion head-on

Hollywood tackles concussion head-on 6 February 2016 From the section Health Image copyright Melinda Sue Gordon/Columbia Pictures Image caption Will Smith stars as Dr Bennet Omalu who first discovered sport-related brain trauma in former NFL players There is a lot … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Eradicating mitochondria from cells may reverse aging

For the first time, scientists have shown that mitochondria – the “powerhouses” of cells – are crucial for aging, after finding that removing mitochondria from human cells reduced levels of markers for cellular aging, triggering a process of rejuvenation. Scientists … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Can herpes contribute to cognitive decline?

Worldwide, an estimated 417 million people under the age of 50 have the type of herpes simplex virus typically associated with genital herpes. Given that this is a significant chunk of the world’s population, it would be disquieting if the … Continue reading

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