Dark chocolate is good for you and this is what scientists say as it can help in keeping heart problems and diabetes away.
It was stated that a comparison between the effectiveness of drugs and chocolates cannot be made but there are no side-effects of dark chocolates whereas drugs have side effects, depending on circumstances.
Scientists took a mathematical model to predict the effects as well as the cost effectiveness of dark chocolates. People were assessed for about 10 years.
The cause of Parkinson's disease will be studied by a Glasgow-based doctor and he is supposed to lead the world's biggest research study into this.
In the UK alone, about 130,000 people are affected by this brain condition.
Dr Donald Grosset, a neurologist at Glasgow University, stated that enhanced ways to figure out the disease and treat it is what he hopes to find.
About 3,000 people are needed for this study and Charity Parkinson's UK is on a look out for people who are suffering from this condition to urge them and their siblings to be a part of this study.
According to new figures, years later the high rates of smoking among women in the ‘Mad Men’ era of the 1960s is showing after effects.
In 2009 the number of women who were diagnosed with lung cancer was 18,000, according to statistics released by Cancer Research UK.
In 1975 about 22 women out of 100,000 people were affected by the disease but now out of 100,000 women about 39 people are affected.
When it comes to high smoking rates and a rise in cancer cases, there exists a time lag of about 20 to 30 years.
Researchers have stated that the risk of obesity and diabetes is high among shift workers because of lack of sleep due to their schedule.
About 21 people were taken for the study by researchers and they controlled their lives that included sleep hours and meals.
It was seen that if normal sleep pattern was changed then the body had to make attempts to keep the sugar levels under control.
Within weeks, symptoms of diabetes were seen in some participants.
Shift work has been associated with a host of health problems.
An artificial heart device kept a toddler alive for a record time and this led to a transplant.
The toddler’s name was Joe Skerratt and he is just three years old and he now looks healthy after he was given a new heart.
He was on the transplant list at the Great Ormond Street, London, and for about 251 days he was kept alive on a device, called a Berlin Heart.
Barth syndrome is a rare genetic disease and it affects about 100 people across the world and Joe is unfortunate to have it.
One of the most common age-related blindness might get stopped among people as scientists have stated that a chemical has been discovered by them that will avoid macular degeneration from getting developed and that too in just one-off jab.
Central vision gets hampered due to deterioration and death of cells in the macular, the part of the retina used to see straight ahead. Eyes are then slowly affected by the more common ‘dry’ form and this sometimes takes many years.
Population of the red squirrel is something that needs a boost and this has been realized by a conservation group and people are being urged to protect red squirrels.
A study will be carried out in which hair of the red squirrels will be collected for analysis by about 100 volunteers after visiting 270 woodlands from the Yorkshire Dales to Northumberland over the next two months.
A virus carrying greys is threatening these squirrels and how far have the efforts gone into conserving the native squirrels have been successful will be analysed by the data that will be used.
A vomiting and diarrhea bug has hit two Northern Ireland hospitals and one of the hospitals has closed down a ward following this.
No new admissions are being made at an elderly ward at the Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry and heightened infection controls have been brought in.
Vomiting and diarrhea also hit some people at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital and this led to the closure as well.
At the RVH there have been no wards closed down but there is a restriction for visitors, however.
It was stated yesterday that about 600 children were born from a British scientist after founding a fertility clinic that promised to provide sperm donors from ‘intelligent stock’.
Sperms were supplied to women who had infertile partners belonging to upper and middle class by biologist Bertold Wiesner, including ‘peers of the realm’.
Mary Barton, wife of the scientist, did away the medical records that could prove Weisner the father of these children making them have no idea of their family history.
Tall women beware as they have an increased chance of getting ovarian cancer as compared to their shorter counterparts. According to a study, as compared to women who are short, taller women are more likely to get ovarian cancer.
About 47 studies were seen by Oxford University scientists and these studies were conducted on about 100,000 women and a majority of these women had ovarian cancer and a link was found with the height of a woman.
It was seen that overweight women were more prone to getting the disease.
With the new trauma network being established by Gloucestershire, more lives will be saved by doctors and they have vowed for this.
People who have serious and complex injuries will be treated in the new set-up that has been launched today and hospitals across the South West will together work to provide care to these patients.
In the new network, a vital role has been taken up by the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and this role will be of a trauma unit and they have decided to work in close coordination with the major trauma centre in Bristol.
Potentially fatal infections might pose a threat to many transplant patients as reports about the chemical used to preserve donor organs being contaminated with bacteria were out.
Bacillus cereus bacterium is behind the contamination as it is supposedly affecting the liquid used to transport organs called Viaspan. This can cause vomiting, stomach cramps and can be fatal on rare occasions.
In Britain every year, about 1100 people have operations like liver, pancreas and bowel transplants.
MPs have stated that they are not satisfied with the action by the Government and a health regulator that was taken to communicate with women regarding the much talked about PIP breast implants scandal.
The urgent action taken in order to collect evidence and talk to women who were affected with the implants was pointed at by the Commons Health Committee along with a delay that spanned across 20 months when it came to a safety alert being issued to surgeons over the potentially faulty implants.