Entries by Sarah O'Meara from 05/2012

Blood Test To Detect Most 'At Risk' From Breast Cancer

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Molecular changes that switch genes on or off can set the stage for breast cancer many years before the disease is diagnosed, research suggests. Th...

Britain's Best Beaches

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

It’s officially May. So despite the puddles, floods and rapidly more ridiculous-sounding drought warnings, let’s put thoughts of April showers beh...

Third Of Asthma Sufferers At Risk Of Fatal Attack

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to new research by Asthma UK, over a third of sufferers are at risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack. A study of almost 25,000 peopl...

Red Wine 'Compound' Could Increase Lifespan

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Hopes of developing anti-ageing drugs have been given a boost by new research involving an ingredient in red wine. Previous studies have shown that...

Innovative UK Furniture Designers

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Tech

Tired of buying the same old Scandinavian-style furniture, yet not in the mood to rub down a wooden plank in order to make a truly original-looking sh...

One In 20 Prescriptions By GPs 'Contain An Error'

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in 20 prescriptions written by family doctors contain an error, according to a study published today. Most mistakes were classed as mild...

Why a Mother's Unhealthy Attachment to Her Kids Starts Long Before They're Born

| Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

This idea that women are 'putting their children first' is entirely misleading, it seems to me. Women are merely putting work very firmly second.

World's 50 Best Restaurants

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Each year the results of the prestigious San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants come in - and with top chefs Heston Blumenthal, Claude Bosi and ...

Olympics Managers Train GP Volunteers 'How To Prescribe Paracetamol'

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a report in industry health magazine Pulse, doctors have been forced to sit through a surreal' training session - in how to prescribe par...

Green Gadgets For The Home

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Tech

In past years, eco-friendly gadgetry has become affordable and attractive, making the ‘green choice’ a no-brainer when you’re replacing the kett...

Worst Outbreak Of Measles 'Since 1988'

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

More than 200 confirmed cases of measles on Merseyside have contributed to the worst outbreak of the disease since 1988, according to the Health Prote...

Electronic Eye Implant Offers Hope To 'Incurably Blind'

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The first UK clinical trials of an electronic eye implant designed to restore the sight of blind people have proved successful and "exceeded expectati...

Controversial ‘Bird Flu' Study That Highlights Threat To Humans, Finally Published

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

After months of debate, the science journal Nature has finally published the first of two controversial papers US security advisers previously warned ...

40,000 Men A Year Get Prostate Cancer

Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK, the number of men with prostate cancer in the UK has risen to 40,000, compared to just 14,000...

Meet The 'Sex Robots' (Coming To A Red Light District Near You)

Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The adult sex toy industry is booming, according to The National Turk, who recently reported the Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory in China sold more t...

'Good Mother' Patricia Krentcil Denies Letting 5-Year-Old Use Sun Bed

Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Forget endless statistics and health warnings: during Sun Awareness Week, it only took one mother, Patricia Krentcil, to remind us of the dangers of s...

Devastated Mother Calls For Change After Doctors Fail To Spot Her Baby Son's Fatal Pneumonia

Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A mother today called for improvements to NHS staff training and systems after doctors failed on three occasions to identify an infection which killed...

Heavy Rain Leads To Spike In 'Thunderstorm Asthma Attacks'

Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Predictions of a stormy summer are cause for concern among Asthma experts, who point out that heavy rain can trigger serious attacks in sufferers. ...

Midlife Depressive Symptoms Lead To Dementia, Suggests Study

Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

New research has associated depressive symptoms in midlife, or late in life, with an increased risk of developing dementia. According to research, ...

Link Between 'Piperine' In Black Pepper And Fat Cells

Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Forget focusing on whether or not to add salt to your food, it seems that researchers may have found a link between black pepper and fat cells. ‘...

McDonald's Launch Kid-Friendly ‘Five-A-Day Drink'

Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A fizzy drink that promises children one of their five-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables, will go on sale in McDonald's from next week. New dr...

Are Sour Cherries The New 'Superfood'?

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Although some experts are touting ‘sour cherries’ as the next superfruit, is it really time to begin rolling out pastry for a health-boosting pie?...

Suncream Ingredient 'Zinc Oxide' Linked To Skin Cancer

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A recent study that has appeared in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology links an ingredient in suncream to an increased chance of develop...

Osteoarthritis Cases Set To Double By 2030 - Due To Obesity And Life Expectancy

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Britain is facing a "tsunami" of pain as the number of osteoarthritis cases soars in the future, a leading expert has warned. Increased life expect...

Seattle Hospital Kids Sing Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger'

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

When patients and staff at Seattle Children's Hospital decided to make their own version of Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger', they might have hoped it woul...