Could migraines really be triggered by gut bacteria?
A new migraine study has been published, looking at how bacteria living in the guts of people with migraines differ from those not affected.
Could cheap cold drug be a secret weapon against cancer?
A new study involving a common cold drug may have revealed a new bladder cancer treatment pathway that may prolong or save lives.
Genetic link to hot flushes identified
Hot flushes may eventually become more treatable for some people, suggests new study.
Period pain: how does it affect women in work?
A recent survey of 1,000 women, carried out by YouGov for BBC Radio, found that 52% of women had experienced period pain in the past to the extent …
Have type 2 diabetes? Short post-meal walk can help manage symptoms, says study
A short walk taken after eating a meal could help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar, research has suggested.
Healthy depression treatments (that don't include meds or drugs)
Scientific evidence shows that when people are depressed, they usually prefer a non-pharmaceutical approach to treatment where possible.
Pre-diabetes and type 2: what you need to know to cut your risks
There are believed to be around three million people in the UK with diabetes, with 2.8 million of them having type 2 diabetes. It is thought there …
Instagram introduces self-harm prevention reporting tool
The photo-based social network Instagram has launched a new feature which allows users to report a post made by someone they are connected to on the …
Nurses mistreated at work need more support, suggests research
A study released today suggests that nurses need more help in dealing with disrespectful behaviour from colleagues to maintain patient care.
Statins are "safe and effective, and should be used more widely"
The risk of using statins has been largely exaggerated, according to a multi-national study.
Volunteering may give a mental wellbeing boost to older adults
Giving time up to take part in some charity work may provide a boost to our mental wellbeing as we get older, according to UK research.
Excess body fat now linked to 13 different cancers
Having excess fat on your body has been linked to a total of 13 different cancers, according to latest research.
Is smoking cigars more or less harmful than puffing on cigarettes?
It isn't uncommon to hear the misplaced notion that smoking cigars is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.