According to a study, there has been an increase in the number of stays in intensive care in the last month of life.
As compared to about 10 years ago, the number of people dying in hospice care is two times in hospital or nursing home. But a study states that hospice is considered as the last resort normally. It is often used by the patients and their families in the last.
A new study has found that women with depression are likely to get help before men with depression as depression in women can be spotted easily.
Researchers found gender stereotypes influence public perceptions of depressed people.
When men were shown an environment of a man and a woman in depression, men were able to spot depression in the woman before they could feel that their counterpart was depressed.
Two fictitious subjects were put before participants by Dr Viren Swami, a reader in psychology at the University of Westminster, Kate and Jack.
The rate of deaths can come down among cancer sufferers with the use of statins, widely prescribed drugs used to help prevent death from heart disease.
The growth of cancer cells is limited by the use of statins and they also make them more vulnerable to certain therapies. According to certain trials done, the bad or the LDL cholesterol is lowered by these medications among people who have a raised level and this in turn lowers the risk of dying early due to a heart disease and a stroke.
In a US study it has been found that about two decades before the first symptoms are shown, the earliest signs of Alzheimer's appear.
For avoiding any damage to thinking and memory, it is vital to treat the disease in time.
There were certain differences in the brains of the people who are to develop an early form of Alzheimer's, the study stated.
When it comes to treating people, it may give more time to doctors, experts said.
According to a study, older women could be protected from osteoporosis or thinning of bones by having one or two glasses of wine per day.
The study was conducted by the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research and stated that bone strength could be sustained after menopause by regular moderate intake of alcohol.
Experts said, “In comparison, abstaining from alcohol leads to a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.”
For claiming the above about 40 healthy post-menopausal women were looked at for an analysis by US researchers at the University of Oregon.
Researchers from US and Canada state that healing could be aided by a `spray-on skin' that acts by coating a wound with a layer of skin cells.
About 228 people who had leg ulcers had the spray tested on themselves and these wounds were painful and they can be there for months together.
It was stated that the chances of these wounds getting healed were more with the spray and the healing process was also faster.
Keeping the cost of the spray aside, money can be saved with faster healing, according to experts.
It has been stated by a study conducted by the University of Essex that in later pregnancy, it is not safe to work and it is as bad as smoking during pregnancy.
It was seen that babies are born with a lower birth weight to women who keep working upto their due date. The weight of a baby is half-a-pound lighter if the mother works even in the ninth month as compared to women who gave up working between six and eight months.
A Dutch study has said that children who are obese severely are already in danger as their hearts are unhealthy already despite these kids being in primary schools.
It is in the middle age when heart diseases take place but it was seen that in kids who were in the age group of two to 12 years were showing warning signs.
About 307 kids were studied and out of them warning sign like a high blood-pressure was seen in about two-thirds of the 307 children.
Research has stated that once smokers drop the habit they tend to gain about five kilos of weight.
It was seen by researchers from the UK and France that an average of about 4.67kg of weight was put on by former smokers after they dumped the habit in about a year's time.
They also saw that it was during the first three months that most of the weight was put on.
An average of about 2.85kg of weight was put on by smokers in the first three months after leaving smoking and this was seen after analysing the results from 62 studies.
The reason for a once-promising class of drugs for being unable to help people who are suffering from multiple sclerosis has been found out.
This is due to a genetic variant that has been linked to MS and according to an Oxford University team, due to this the drugs which work for patients with other autoimmune diseases will not work for them.
The team also added that things can become worse with this drug.
The response to treatment is affected by a person's genetic make-up, experts said.
A study has stated that millions of working people in England are going to work with drugs in their system.
According to a drug-testing firm, narcotics were taken by about one in 30 employees who were tested at work last year. The most commonly used drugs found were cocaine, cannabis and opiates.
From 2007, the use of drugs among employees was up 43 per cent rising to 3.23 per cent of the workforce last year.
Earlier in 2012, it was stated by the country's most senior police officer that to stem UK's cocaine trade, drug-testing middle-class professionals should help.
An estimate that is released recently has stated that since the world had its first test-tube baby, in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has given the world about five million new people. And it was about 34 years back when world had its first IVF baby in England.
According to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), every year about 350,000 babies that are conceived in petri dishes are born.
And this makes an annual addition of about 0.3 percent of the 130-million-odd babies added to the world.
Experts have stated that waistlines of about 57 per cent women are bigger than they should be and this is a cause of concern. Citing this as a reason for cancer and infertility, doctors have said that women must make an attempt to keep their waistlines in check.
The healthy size is 80cm but researchers found that the average waist measurement for women is 4.9cm larger.
Experts have stated that larger waistlines are a problem because this can lead to an array of problems like type 2 diabetes, heart problems and infertility along with cancers.
Cancer can be fought by a bug that normally gives children the sniffles.
Tumors can be reduced by reovirus and this is what the researchers are hopeful about. Reovirus usually causes mild colds or stomach upsets.
It can be possible that diseases like breast cancer and skin cancer are fought with by the virus, which would be given to outpatients through a drip.
Researchers stated that the way the reovirus works is by killing a cancer cell by entering it and replicating within it. As compared to conventional cancer treatments, this seems to produce fewer side effects.