20 Apr 18'
Painkillers and pregnancy – Could you be harming your baby’s future fertility?

Painkillers and pregnancy – Could you be harming your baby’s future fertility?

The use of painkillers at the recommended dosages for women treating minor aches and pains during pregnancy is fairly common practice. But does even the lowest dosage still carry some degree of risk for an unborn baby? A new study suggests that popular over-the-counter varieties, paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen (a popular NSAID) taken during pregnancy may harm the future fertility of unborn babies of both sexes and have an epigenetic impact on the fertility potential of generations thereafter.


16 Apr 18'
Toddlers should remain hospitalized after a tonsillectomy

Toddlers should remain hospitalized after a tonsillectomy

Tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils (the soft tissue masses at the back of the throat) become infected causing swelling and often a very sore throat. Some of the other known symptoms of tonsillitis include difficulty in breathing and sleeping, fever, having a hard time swallowing and inflammation of the glands around the neck. A surgery known as a tonsillectomy is performed to remove the tonsils that are infected. Here we explore why a child under the age of three years should be kept in hospital for observation after such a procedure is performed.


13 Apr 18'
Antibiotic resistance - a new class of antibiotics to the rescue

Antibiotic resistance - a new class of antibiotics to the rescue

Use of antibiotics and the strength of various infectious conditions resisting treatment have been popping up on newsfeeds time and again for a while now. Medication resistance, increased usage numbers and stronger infectious organisms causing, sometimes life-threatening, illness have become a growing concern for researchers and medical professionals alike. Are we nearing the end of the age of antibiotics? How concerned should we be as the general public? We take a glance at the numerous challenges and a possible new class of antibiotic which may provide some reprieve…


13 Apr 18'
Johnson & Johnson faces another loss over cancer claims

Johnson & Johnson faces another loss over cancer claims

J&J have faced yet another loss following a long string of lawsuits related to cancer causing talc ingredients in their products.


12 Apr 18'
Taking a break from Facebook could help you to destress

Taking a break from Facebook could help you to destress

A team of researchers investigated the possible link between Facebook and stress and the results may leave you wanting to take a break from the popular social media platform...


03 Apr 18'
Could we all have an additional organ we never knew about?

Could we all have an additional organ we never knew about?

Can you name all of the organs in your body? At least 5 vital structures may spring to mind first – the heart, brain, lungs, liver and kidneys. Or perhaps the largest of them all… the skin. The intestines (large and small), stomach, pancreas and gallbladder (and so on) may follow as you visualise your insides. But guess what? You may just have been existing with one more that you never even knew you had… ‘the interstitium’. What is it? And where in the body is it located? What is its purpose? Here’s what we’ve found out so far…


22 Mar 18'
Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation may provide some hope for MS patients

Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation may provide some hope for MS patients

Is haematopoietic (bone marrow) stem cell transplantation (HSCT) the breakthrough treatment multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have been waiting for? Results from an international clinical trial are said to be promising for those with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS)…


16 Mar 18'
A no-radiation 3D scanner is set to win hearts

A no-radiation 3D scanner is set to win hearts

Peeyush Shrivastava… Genetisis… Magnetocardiography (MCG)… You may have heard these names floating about the news waves of late, but for what reason? Well, these names are set to change the way chest pain triage is performed in hospital environments with 3D heart scanning technology that has significant benefits for both patients and medical professionals alike.


15 Mar 18'
Scientists have developed new invisible ink to detect TB

Scientists have developed new invisible ink to detect TB

Thanks to pioneering new research, a new stain has been developed to allow for the accurate and fast detection of TB...


08 Mar 18'
Low-fat or low-carb diets – researchers find out which one wins in weight loss

Low-fat or low-carb diets – researchers find out which one wins in weight loss

The debate as to what kind of diet is best for weight loss is one that has gone on for years, this recent study explores this and finds out who wins the weight loss war...


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