In a new study, and despite strong initial scepticism, researchers publishing in the Journal of Archives of Disease in Childhood report that a training course alongside specialist care has proved to be an effective treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encdephalomyelitis (ME). read more
There is a higher incidence of new genetic mutations in the offspring of older parents, especially fathers, report scientists in a new study in Nature. read more
A team of scientists from the Francis Crick Institute has just published the first UK results of research using genome editing … read more
NHS Digital has published their 2016-17 childhood vaccination coverage statistics. read more
An earthquake that measured 7.1 on the richter scale has struck central Mexico. read more
In a new cohort study, researchers publishing in Translational Psychiatry report that playing American football before the age of 12 may have long-term consequences for players’ moods and behaviours. read more
This morning on the London Underground 22 people were injured after an “improvised explosive device” was detonated on a District Line train. read more
Researchers publishing in Science have created a new 3-D fabrication method that can generate a novel type of drug-carrying particle that could allow multiple doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended time period with just one injection. read more
The Cassini space probe’s 20-year journey has come to an end. read more
In a new study, published in JAMA, scientists report that among postmenopausal women, hormone therapy was not associated with risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, or cancer mortality during a cumulative follow-up of 18 years.
A study published in Human Reproduction suggested that exposure to phthalates – compounds found in plastics and personal care products – was associated with epigenetic changes to sperm DNA. read more
Researchers publishing in BMJ Open report that the evidence of the effects of drinking <32g/week in pregnancy is sparse. Pregnancy outcomes such as birth weight and features of fetal alcohol syndrome were examined. read more
Experts comment on conference papers that were presented presented at the European Respiratory Society Congress, that looked at the use of e-cigarettes during pregnancy and asthma. read more
Publishing in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers looked at sedentary behaviour and reported that increased sedentary behaviour, both in total volume and prolonged uninterrupted bouts, was associated with increased risk of death.
Experts react to news that Natural England has granted licenses for badger control to take place in 11 new areas in England.
Having hit large swathes of the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma is now working it’s way up the West Coast of Florida. read more
Scientists giving a conference talk at the European Respiratory Society Congress present research that reports that regular use if disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in nurses in the USA.
Three comments about abstracts on the topic of e-cigarettes from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress conference. read more
In a new study published in Critical Care scientists report that a person’s risk of dying is higher if they are admitted to Austrian intensive care units (ICUs) at the weekend compared to during the week. However, if patients are simply just in the ICU at the weekend, then the death rate was lower. read more
Scientists publishing in the BMJ report an association between antidepressant use in pregnancy and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in children.