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Antibiotics in young children linked to obesity

Children under 2 years old treated with certain types of antibiotics may be more likely to be obese as they get older, especially if they are treated with antibiotics several times, says new research.

What do we know already?
We know about some of the things that might cause children to gain too much weight as they get older, such as their diet, and how much exercise they get. But, as countries around the world wonder what to do about obesity, doctors and researchers are looking at ways of preventing the problem as early as possible.... read more

Sep 29, 2014

Effective counselling for severe grief

What’s the best kind of counselling to help people to cope with grief? A new study suggests that counselling that helps people to mourn, but also to focus on the future, can help with prolonged feelings of grief after a bereavement.... read more

Sep 25, 2014

CBT better than tablets for social anxiety

Many people with social anxiety disorder take antidepressants to help with their symptoms. However, a large review of studies suggests that a talking treatment called cognitive behaviour therapy may be a better option.... read more

Sep 25, 2014

How might climate change affect our health?

In what ways might climate change affect our health? In a new study, researchers have pulled together global research to provide some insights into the healthcare challenges that climate change could bring.... read more

Sep 22, 2014

E-cigarettes not helpful for smokers with cancer?

People with cancer who smoke are no more likely to stop smoking if they use e-cigarettes than if they don’t use them, a study suggests - adding to the debate on whether these devices actually help people to kick the habit.... read more

Sep 22, 2014

Baldness linked to faster-growing prostate cancers

Middle-aged men with prostate cancer who have a certain type of baldness are more likely to have faster-growing cancers than men with a full head of hair, according to new research.... read more

Sep 19, 2014

New treatment for vitiligo shows promise

An experimental drug called afamelanotide can improve the skin condition vitiligo when used along with light therapy, a study suggests. ... read more

Sep 18, 2014

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