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# the-lancet - Friday 14 March, 2014

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 8,639 Views 3 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

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 4,569 Views 5 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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 7,198 Views 4 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Friday 7 February, 2014

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 23,336 Views 11 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Friday 31 January, 2014

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 17,181 Views 42 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 30 January, 2014

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 5,901 Views 7 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 23 January, 2014

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 8,592 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.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

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 12,412 Views 14 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

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 5,595 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.

# the-lancet - Monday 16 December, 2013

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 3,839 Views 10 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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 8,587 Views 28 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Saturday 9 November, 2013

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 12,683 Views 328 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide
# Health
# Health

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,168 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.

# the-lancet - Thursday 17 October, 2013

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 7,392 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.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled
# Science
# Science

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled

Sep 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,075 Views 4 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Sunday 8 September, 2013

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 20,677 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.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Richard III suffered from roundworm infection
# Gross
# Gross

Richard III suffered from roundworm infection

Sep 4th 2013, 6:10 AM 10,011 Views 19 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

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 7,804 Views 80 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.

# the-lancet - Monday 22 July, 2013

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 4,904 Views 19 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Thursday 4 July, 2013

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 16,292 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.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

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 4,968 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.

# the-lancet - Thursday 13 June, 2013

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 4,167 Views 13 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Friday 7 June, 2013

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 7,367 Views 17 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Friday 31 May, 2013

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

Does 'type 2 diabetes' really exist?

May 31st 2013, 6:30 AM 12,739 Views 25 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Friday 24 May, 2013

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 5,484 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.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

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 6,809 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.

# the-lancet - Friday 10 May, 2013

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 7,123 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.

# the-lancet - Friday 3 May, 2013

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 4,476 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.

# the-lancet - Thursday 28 March, 2013

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 6,773 Views 15 Comments

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

# the-lancet - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

'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 4,038 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.

# the-lancet - Monday 11 March, 2013

Study of mummies reveals heart disease may have been common in ancient world
# Mummies
# Mummies

Study of mummies reveals heart disease may have been common in ancient world

Mar 11th 2013, 6:15 AM 5,257 Views 6 Comments

The study of 137 showed a high prevalence of a disease that was thought to be cause by modern factors like smoking, obesity and lack of exercise.

# the-lancet - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia
# Anorexia
# Anorexia

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia

Mar 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,486 Views 5 Comments

Neurological implants are being tested on patients whose conditions have not responded to other treatment.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study
# Research
# Research

Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study

Feb 5th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,501 Views 50 Comments

The study found that up to two thirds of all new HIV infections among men in stable partnerships are caused by one partner being unfaithful.

# the-lancet - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Not enough radiotherapy machines to meet Ireland's cancer needs - study
# Radiotherapy
# Radiotherapy

Not enough radiotherapy machines to meet Ireland's cancer needs - study

Jan 24th 2013, 9:03 AM 4,832 Views 19 Comments

The Lancet study showed that there is a 4 per cent unmet need in Ireland.

# the-lancet - Friday 7 December, 2012

Patients not responding to antidepressants 'more likely to get better with therapy'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Patients not responding to antidepressants 'more likely to get better with therapy'

Dec 7th 2012, 6:30 AM 7,918 Views 41 Comments

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has proven to be effective when people have not responded to antidepressants, if they have it alongside medication, a new trial shows.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Lower death rates for those taking cholesterol medication and exercise - study
# Cholesterol
# Cholesterol

Lower death rates for those taking cholesterol medication and exercise - study

Nov 28th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,751 Views 15 Comments

New research also shows that the benefits of physical fitness outweigh those of cholesterol lowering medication.

# the-lancet - Monday 5 November, 2012

US suicide rates have risen sharply since economic crisis
# Research
# Research

US suicide rates have risen sharply since economic crisis

Nov 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,403 Views 13 Comments

Researchers found that the number of suicides more than quadrupled in the United States between 2008 and 2010, echoing the findings of similar research in Ireland.

# the-lancet - Monday 20 August, 2012

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'
# Infectious
# Infectious

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'

Aug 20th 2012, 6:50 AM 4,148 Views 1 Comment

New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.

# the-lancet - Friday 17 August, 2012

'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research

Aug 17th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,697 Views 42 Comments

New research describes the global use of tobacco an “epidemic” – with women increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages and early half of adult men in developing countries still using tobacco products.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio
# POLIO
# POLIO

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Jul 4th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,338 Views 5 Comments

Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.