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Benziodiazepines—or benzos—are routinely given to elderly patients to keep them sedated, but they're increasing the risk of death by 40 per cent, researchers have discovered.
Many of us are gluten intolerant. We start to bloat and get unpleasant stomach problems when we eat a slice of bread or eat pasta—but it may have nothing to with wheat, researchers have discovered.
Energy drinks—which can contain eight times more caffeine than a standard cup of coffee—trigger a range of serious health problems, from stress, raised blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage, a new review has found.
Half the population of over-65s is taking at least five different prescription drugs every day, and some are taking as many as 23, a new study has discovered.
Around half of all adults have blood pressure levels that have suddenly become dangerously high overnight, at least according to medicine. New guidelines released this week set the start of high blood pressure (hypertension) at the lowest level ever, and add an extra 600,000 people in the US alone to the total who should be taking anti-hypertensive medication.
An important study into the safety of mobile (cell) phones is expected to report early next year that the devices can trigger the most lethal form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
Eating blueberries and dark chocolate can help you stay looking young and wrinkle-free, scientists have discovered.
A therapist is fighting back after she says her business has been almost destroyed by rulings of the UK's advertising authority, the ASA, which used an enforcement officer who had been suspended from previous posts.