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What links power lines and childhood cancer?

Does living close to power lines raise the chance of childhood cancers? It’s not yet clear, but a new study has looked at whether childhood leukaemia might be linked to the combined effects of nearby power lines and air pollution.

What do we know already?
There have been lots of studies looking into whether children who live close to high-voltage electricity wires (power lines) have a raised chance of getting cancer. ... read more

Oct 31, 2014

Heart warning for prostate cancer hormone drugs

Hormone treatments for men with prostate cancer could increase the chances of dying early from heart problems, a study has found. But the warning only seems to apply to men who have had heart problems in the past. ... read more

Oct 30, 2014

Drinking milk doesn't prevent fractures in adults

Drinking more milk to prevent fractures doesn’t work and may even make you more likely to die younger, according to a large study from Sweden.... read more

Oct 29, 2014

Gastric bypass better than banding for weight loss

Bariatric surgery can help people who are extremely overweight lose a lot of weight quickly and improve their health. A new study provides insight into which type of bariatric surgery gives the best results.... read more

Oct 29, 2014

Music therapy: a sound treatment for troubled kids

For young people with depression and other emotional and behavioural issues, music therapy can set the tone for better communication and self-esteem, a study suggests.... read more

Oct 24, 2014

Parkinson's drug linked with impulsive behaviours

Medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease are linked to impulsive behaviours in some people - including gambling addictions, compulsive spending, and increased sexual urges.... read more

Oct 22, 2014

Season of birth may affect risk of mood disorders

Could the season you were born in affect your chance of depression and other mood disorders? A study suggests it might, finding that personality types linked to these disorders are more common among people born at certain times of year.... read more

Oct 21, 2014

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