Friday, 28 April 2017

Health

02/21/2017 - 04:13

Venom from a small snail could be used to develop a treatment for chronic pain, scientists from the US suggest.

Normally used to paralyse or kill its prey, the venom also contains a compound that appears to act as long-lasting pain relief.

02/16/2017 - 03:09

Vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds or flu in the UK each year, researchers claim. The sunshine vitamin is vital for healthy bones, but also has a role in the immune system.

02/15/2017 - 04:19

Repeated headers during a footballer's professional career may be linked to long-term brain damage, according to tentative evidence from UK scientists.

The research follows anecdotal reports that players who head balls may be more prone to developing dementia later in life.

The Football Association says it will look at this area more closely.

02/15/2017 - 04:05

Many asthma sufferers are struggling with how the condition affects their sex lives, according to Asthma UK. Over two-thirds (68%) of people with asthma who responded to a survey by the charity said their sex lives have been directly affected by their condition.

02/07/2017 - 03:18

An experimental new type of male contraceptive that blocks sperm flow with a gel has been successful in monkey trials. Vasalgel acts as a physical barrier once injected into the tubes that sperm would swim down to the penis.

02/07/2017 - 03:15

Lasers can help surgeons rapidly analyse brain cancers and decide how much tissue to remove, a study shows. It is a difficult decision as taking too little leads to the cancer coming back, while too much could lead to disability.

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