Depressed

When you hear of a drug having side-effects you might think of a physical reaction like a rash or a headache. But according to a new US study, many commonly-prescribed drugs may increase the risk of depression. The list includes heart medications, birth control pills and some painkillers...

Marijuana

President Trump recently told reporters he will likely support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, which could finally help cut through the red tape blocking scientists from conducting large-scale trials on the benefits of medical marijuana in cancer patients. Medical...

Medicines

Holidaymakers are being warned to check the rules on carrying medicines abroad to avoid falling foul of local laws. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said some commonly-prescribed medicines were “controlled drugs” in certain countries. In Japan, some cold remedies...

Brianne Rapp died

The family of a Pennsylvania teen who suffered a fatal fall in the shower on Friday said the 17-year-old potentially drowned when her hair clogged the drain. Brianne Marie Rapp, who suffered from a thyroid condition, was getting ready for school in the family’s Butler home at...

Breast Cancer

About 70% of women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say. It follows trials of a genetic test that analyses the danger of a tumour. Cancer doctors said the findings would change practice in...

Lungs Health

Even though the heart gets a lot of attention, healthy lungs are also crucial for overall health. “You don’t say ‘My lungs bleed for you,’” says Patricia Finn, M.D., an Earl M. Bane professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Luckily,...

Opioid

Men represented nearly 70 percent of all opioid deaths by 2016 while the 24-35 age group experienced the highest burden, researchers from Canada found. Opioids are responsible for one out of every five deaths among young adults in the United States, according to a new study led...

Skin Cancer

A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, the United States and France taught an artificial intelligence system...

Healthy Picnic-Friendly Dishes

The cold weather is finally behind us, and it’s time to enjoy outdoor time with friends and family. But in order to do so, you need to minimize time in the kitchen by choosing quick and easy dishes with 5 ingredients or less to contribute to the festivities. Here are a few...

Obese

Obese hospital patients are more likely to survive an infectious disease than people of normal weight, according to research that pointed Friday to seemingly paradoxical benefits of a condition loaded with health risks. Presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, a...