Technology used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges could be used to diagnose “noisy” arthritic knees, a study suggests. It involved a tiny microphone being attached to participants’ knees to pick up high-frequency sounds. Although not audible to humans, the waveforms can be analysed by computers to... Read more
Mark Kingsland was sparring in a fitness class when he went into cardiac arrest, and it was caught on camera. Now he has recovered he spoke to presenter Victoria Derbyshire and the man who gave him life-saving CPR. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two and BBC News... Read more
Scientists in the Netherlands say they are within 10 years of developing an artificial womb that could save the lives of premature babies. Premature birth, before 37 weeks, is globally the biggest cause of death among newborns. But, the development also raises ethical questions about the future of baby... Read more
A rare and unfortunate sequence of events allowed a deadly type of malaria in gorillas to “jump” species and attack humans, according to scientists. Hundreds of thousands of people die from malaria every year and Plasmodium falciparum – the type the researchers studied – accounts for most cases. African... Read more
Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy can be hard on the heart, but an individualized exercise program may mitigate some of that damage, new research suggests. Heart problems are a common side effect in patients with cancer because cancer treatments can impair heart function... Read more
FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Doctors should be more cautious when taking chronic pain patients off opioid painkillers, according to a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidance released Thursday. Latest Chronic Pain News The recommendation comes in response to concerns that many doctors have... Read more
By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The most common misconception about weight training is that it adds bulky muscle mass, a fear of some women. While elite male lifters can — and want to — get very developed,... Read more
By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hurricanes can harm anyone in their path, but new research suggests that seniors with diabetes face a 40% increased risk of dying within the first month after a storm hits. It’s not just the... Read more
By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Early treatment with an immune-boosting therapy might improve the outlook of young children with an advanced form of cancer, a new small study suggests. The trial involved 43 children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a cancer... Read more
How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing process. Not only were slower walkers’ bodies ageing more quickly... Read more