Tags: news

Posted: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:31

Health atlas allows online search of risk by area

Health atlas allows online search of risk by area

A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.

The map presents population-wide... Read More »

Tags: Health, News

Posted: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:05

Stool test 'accurate for diagnosing bowel diseases'

Stool test 'accurate for diagnosing bowel diseases'

UK scientists say they have found a way of diagnosing different types of bowel disease by testing the smells given off by patients' stools.

The test analyses the chemical compounds emitted and recognises... Read More »

Tags: Bowel, Disease, News

Posted: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:34

Smoking ban in cars carrying children 'by 2015'

Smoking ban in cars carrying children 'by 2015'

A ban on smoking in cars carrying children in England will come into force before the next general election, which is due in 2015, No 10 has said.

Ministers plan to act on last night's vote "sooner rather... Read More »

Tags: Cars, News, Smoking

Posted: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:40

Asthma: Altering diet may ease symptoms

Asthma: Altering diet may ease symptoms

Fruit and vegetables and whole-grains might be an unlikely treatment for asthma according to animal studies.

Tests on mice, published in the journal Nature Medicine, showed that a high-fibre diet could... Read More »

Tags: Asthma, Diet, News