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Each day, an estimated 200,000 people in the UK experience a migraine attack
 

New self-injected drug to ease migraine pain

19 April 2018 08:20

A self-injected smart drug may be the key to easing and preventing pain for migraine sufferers.

Ketamine shown to 'significantly improve' symptoms of depression

Ketamine shown to 'significantly improve' symptoms of depression

Despite its reputation as a party drug, ketamine is licensed as an anaesthetic. A recent US study found use of the drug via a nasal spray led to "significant" improvements in depressive symptoms in the first 24 hours.

 
Simple brain-training exercises can aid emotional recovery after breast cancer

Brain-training exercises aid emotional recovery after breast cancer

Simple brain-training exercises carried out at home have been shown to reduce emotional stress in female breast cancer survivors, it's recently been revealed.

 
Exceeding 350g of alcohol every week could shed four to five years off their life.

High alcohol consumption affects life expectancy

Drinkers who consume more alcohol than UK guidelines suggest could be cutting years off their lives, according to new research.

Dementia affects around 47 million people worldwide

Brain injuries 'increase risk of dementia'

A recent study has revealed that people who sustain brain injuries are at an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.

Scientists have announced their latest breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have announced their latest breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer's disease, after neutralising a high-risk gene in a human brain cell for the first time.

The Philippines is set to shut famous holiday island of Boracay

Philippines to shut "cesspool" paradise island of Boracay

The Philippines is set to shut its most famous holiday island of Boracay for six months, after the President described it as a "cesspool".

NCDs are described as a "major cause and consequence" of poverty

'Sin Taxes' can help to curb chronic disease, study finds

Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco - nicknamed "sin taxes" - could be a powerful step towards combating rising rates of chronic diseases worldwide, research has suggested.

GPs can now refer patients suffering from "vague" symptoms.

"One-stop" centres set to speed up diagnosis of cancer

New "one-stop shops" to speed up cancer diagnosis are being trialled across the country for the first time.

E-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking but not without risk

Doctors advised to tell patients e-cigarettes are 'less harmful'

Doctors should tell patients that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking but not without risk, according to new national guidance.

Some young people start to self-harm or feel suicidal while waiting for support.

Young mental health sufferers face problems getting help

Young people suffering from mental health problems are finding it hard to get the support they need, a survey has revealed.

Children exposed to epilepsy drugs in the womb could achieve poorer test results at school

Epilepsy medication linked to poor school test results

Children exposed to epilepsy drugs in the womb may achieve poorer test results at school, a study has suggested.

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