Friday, 16 March 2018


01/28/2018 - 16:18

A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested.

Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment.

01/22/2018 - 06:11

Young women are avoiding getting smear tests because they are embarrassed by the look and smell of their pubic areas, a survey suggests.

The charity Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust surveyed 2,017 British women.

A third said embarrassment caused them to delay getting a smear test, which can prevent 75% of cervical cancers.

01/22/2018 - 06:05

Employers need to do more to "normalise conversations" about the menopause in the workplace, say experts. The comments came after a BBC survey found 70% of respondents did not tell their bosses they were experiencing symptoms.

01/12/2018 - 00:07

Human trials of a once-a-week oral pill for HIV could start, after successful tests in pigs, claim US scientists.

The slow-release tablet could free patients from having to take daily medication, they say.

01/12/2018 - 00:05

Young women treated for breast cancer have the same survival rates regardless of whether they have the BRCA gene mutation, a study suggests.

The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by four-to-eightfold.

01/07/2018 - 22:06

Fewer women who suffer a heart attack would die if they were given the same treatments as men, a new study found.

Researchers analysed the outcomes of 180,368 Swedish patients who suffered a heart attack over a 10-year period.

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