New research has provided further insight into the ways in which shift work can impact the health of those who have to live with this work pattern
Asthma can be a deadly condition but there is a worrying amount of complacency from both doctors and sufferers resulting in more deaths from asthma attacks that could have been prevented.
A new report published by the World Health Organisation addresses the worldwide need for increased focus on palliative care - especially in low income and developing countries.
Statins are widely used as a preventative treatment for those judged to be at risk of heart attacks or stroke. UK authorities are now proposing the drug treatment be extended to take in those at an even lower risk.
New discussion involving the Chief Medical Officer to the UK reopens the ongoing debate about the optimum period of fertility for women in England and Wales.
A recently published report indicates that children with peanut allergies might be able to reduce their peanut intolerance after closely monitored periods of ingesting small amounts of peanut protein.
Asthma is a condition that affects almost ten percent of the population in the developed world and its incidence in rising elsewhere. New research suggests that both sunlight and diet may make treating the condition more straightforward.
New centres for surgical clinical trials in the UK are underlining the continuing vital role for surgery in medical treatment.
Alcohol and drug addiction are having major social consequences in the UK and levying a huge cost on the health sector.
UK hospitals are to address poor weekend care for patients by changing consultants working contracts.