Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#The Lancet

# the-lancet - All time

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'

Jul 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 10,363 Views 39 Comments

Some sex workers don’t carry condoms, to avoid arrest. This is a big problem.

Death rates for HIV-positive adults have halved
# Antiretroviral
# Antiretroviral

Death rates for HIV-positive adults have halved

Jul 18th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,375 Views 10 Comments

However, the risk of death from non-AIDS cancers remained stable.

Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions
# Playing On
# Playing On

Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions

Jul 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 15,727 Views 19 Comments

FIFPro say the decision needs to be taken out of the hands of team doctors.

Portable insulin pumps prove better than insulin injections for type 2 diabetes
# Health
# Health

Portable insulin pumps prove better than insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 6,513 Views 22 Comments

Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes often results in the need for insulin injections.

Child mortality decreases - but at least 18,000 children dying every day
# Intervention Needed
# Intervention Needed

Child mortality decreases - but at least 18,000 children dying every day

Jun 30th 2014, 11:09 AM 3,954 Views 7 Comments

That’s the amount of deaths recorded in 189 countries covered in a new study.

300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction
# Maternal Deaths
# Maternal Deaths

300,000 die during pregnancy each year and midwives are key to reduction

Jun 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 14,590 Views 16 Comments

This is according to a new series published by academics today which points to the many benefits of effective and high-quality midwifery for women and their babies.

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe

May 29th 2014, 6:45 AM 11,414 Views 47 Comments

A a new global study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that obesity kills about 3.4 million people a year.

Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment
# Cancer
# Cancer

Cancer patients forced from their own countries can't access treatment

May 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,981 Views 7 Comments

The United Nations is worried about refugees from Syria and Iraq.

5.5 million babies are born and die each year without being recorded
# Newborn
# Newborn

5.5 million babies are born and die each year without being recorded

May 20th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,850 Views 10 Comments

One in three newborns do not have a birth certificate by their first birthday and researchers say this reflects the world’s acceptance that these deaths are inevitable.

Doctors say the best way to curb obesity could be... sleep
# Zzzzzzzz
# Zzzzzzzz

Doctors say the best way to curb obesity could be... sleep

Mar 25th 2014, 6:45 AM 17,527 Views 54 Comments

The new study has said the key to fighting a whole range of illnesses could be a good night’s sleep.

Drug experts slam reports with 'misleading statistics' on legal high deaths
# Drugs
# Drugs

Drug experts slam reports with 'misleading statistics' on legal high deaths

Mar 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,659 Views 3 Comments

Experts have said many of the deaths recorded in the UK were in fact attributable to substances that were already illegal.

Community-based schizophrenia treatment in low income countries better than facility care
# Health
# Health

Community-based schizophrenia treatment in low income countries better than facility care

Mar 5th 2014, 9:59 AM 4,586 Views 5 Comments

A study looking at India found those that had community care had reduced psychotic symptoms.

New way to avoid risky biopsies in diagnosis of deadly lung disease
# CT Scans
# CT Scans

New way to avoid risky biopsies in diagnosis of deadly lung disease

Feb 18th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,239 Views 3 Comments

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis kills as many people as breast cancer does every year in the United States.

Gregory House MD is so amazing he's even saved a real-life patient
# Watch Your House
# Watch Your House

Gregory House MD is so amazing he's even saved a real-life patient

Feb 7th 2014, 7:15 AM 23,876 Views 11 Comments

A German patient suffering from severe heart failure had baffled doctors until they caught an episode…

Russian men drink too much vodka...and it's killing them
# Alcohol Poisoning
# Alcohol Poisoning

Russian men drink too much vodka...and it's killing them

Jan 31st 2014, 7:30 AM 17,476 Views 42 Comments

At present, one in four Russian men die before the age of 55.

Could building up immunity be the key to fighting peanut allergy?
# Nuts
# Nuts

Could building up immunity be the key to fighting peanut allergy?

Jan 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,916 Views 7 Comments

An academic trial which treated allergic children with peanut protein over the course of six months yielded some positive results.

If you're going to have a heart attack, Sweden is the place to do it
# Survival Rates
# Survival Rates

If you're going to have a heart attack, Sweden is the place to do it

Jan 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 8,607 Views 12 Comments

A major study has found that some 11,000 lives could have been saved if UK patients had received the same care as people in Sweden.

How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight
# Witness The Fitness
# Witness The Fitness

How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight

Jan 21st 2014, 7:05 AM 12,433 Views 14 Comments

Scottish football fans were able to lose weight and stay fit thanks to the Football Fans in Training programme.

Scientists find first definitive proof MERS disease infects camels
# Disease
# Disease

Scientists find first definitive proof MERS disease infects camels

Dec 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,607 Views 5 Comments

Researchers cannot conclude whether the humans on the farm where a recent outbreak took place were infected by the camels or vice versa.

UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm
# Prison
# Prison

UK study reveals that one in four female prisoners self-harm

Dec 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,911 Views 10 Comments

That makes women prisoners four times more like to self-harm than their male counterparts.

Resistance crisis looms as antibiotics 'handed out like cough sweets'
# Medicine
# Medicine

Resistance crisis looms as antibiotics 'handed out like cough sweets'

Nov 17th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,604 Views 28 Comments

Experts have called on global healthcare systems to take action in key areas.

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality
# HIV
# HIV

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality

Nov 9th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,785 Views 328 Comments

Scientists said for a cure to work, it must be safe, simple and scalable.

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide
# Health
# Health

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,180 Views 13 Comments

A major new study also shows that strokes caused by high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles were now to blame for over half of stroke deaths.

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive
# HIV
# HIV

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive

Oct 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,415 Views 9 Comments

The question of the sexual behaviour of this group is important given current optimism about a possible reversal of the HIV epidemic.

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled
# Science
# Science

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled

Sep 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,094 Views 4 Comments

A new test will cut down on the labour and time it takes to test for certain strains of malaria.

How do e-cigarettes compare to nicotine patches in helping smokers quit?
# Smoking
# Smoking

How do e-cigarettes compare to nicotine patches in helping smokers quit?

Sep 8th 2013, 10:05 AM 20,697 Views 91 Comments

The first ever clinical trial to compare the two also assessed the health risks of e-cigarettes in a large group outside a lab for the first time.

Richard III suffered from roundworm infection
# Gross
# Gross

Richard III suffered from roundworm infection

Sep 4th 2013, 6:10 AM 10,044 Views 19 Comments

The king’s position in society and noble lifestyle did not protect him from the common condition, it seems.

Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide
# Drugs
# Drugs

Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide

Aug 28th 2013, 10:54 PM 7,842 Views 79 Comments

However the study in The Lancet found that opioids – such as heroin – are the biggest cause of death and illness of all illicit drugs.

People with epilepsy 11 times more likely to die prematurely
# Research
# Research

People with epilepsy 11 times more likely to die prematurely

Jul 22nd 2013, 2:45 PM 4,919 Views 19 Comments

The risk is heightened for individuals who suffer from depression or other psychiatric conditions.

Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies
# New Research
# New Research

Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies

Jul 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 16,972 Views 50 Comments

However a study published in The Lancet today says that the absolute risk of birth defects, such as down syndrome, is low.

150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers

Jun 19th 2013, 6:35 AM 4,995 Views 5 Comments

The more than 100 detainees on hunger strike at the detention facility have said that they do not trust military doctors who engaged in painful force-feeding.

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV
# HIV
# HIV

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV

Jun 13th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,261 Views 14 Comments

Globally, one in 10 new HIV infections are thought to be caused by injecting drug use.

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades
# Good Health
# Good Health

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades

Jun 7th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,930 Views 17 Comments

A major new study by The Lancet found a dramatic decrease in illness in China over the past two decades.

Does 'type 2 diabetes' really exist?
# Type 2 Diabetes
# Type 2 Diabetes

Does 'type 2 diabetes' really exist?

May 31st 2013, 6:30 AM 12,780 Views 25 Comments

A leading researcher believes that because ‘type 2 diabetes’ has various causes and treatments, the term is misleading.

More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations
# Blood Donors
# Blood Donors

More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations

May 24th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,522 Views 56 Comments

A study shows that more blood donors will be needed in the future to cater for the ‘grey tsunami of ageing populations’ and the complex surgeries they will be getting.

Major progress in the fight against osteoporosis thanks to new treatment
# Brittle Bones
# Brittle Bones

Major progress in the fight against osteoporosis thanks to new treatment

May 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,817 Views 15 Comments

Teams in Boston are the first to combine treatments which stop cells that attack bones, while also helping to grow new bone.

Delays of up to 10 years in diagnosing bipolar disorder
# Health
# Health

Delays of up to 10 years in diagnosing bipolar disorder

May 10th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,177 Views 52 Comments

New evidence suggests that many people diagnosed with depression may actually live with bipolar disorder, a misdiagnosis that can be a major problem.

Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'

May 3rd 2013, 6:45 AM 4,499 Views 60 Comments

A paper published in The Lancet medical journal calls for more action from authorities in Europe to combat smoking with over a quarter of the continent’s population said to be smokers.

Does promotion of child weight gain lead to disease later in life?
# Children
# Children

Does promotion of child weight gain lead to disease later in life?

Mar 28th 2013, 7:05 AM 6,789 Views 15 Comments

The authors of the report say that interventions that promote linear growth should be developed, tested and promoted.

'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts
# Ageing
# Ageing

'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts

Mar 27th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,057 Views 17 Comments

A series of papers on Europe was launched by the Lancent Medical Journal this week. It also found a growing disparity between male life expectancy in eastern and western Europe.