Chronic fatigue therapy ‘could help teenagers’, study says

Chronic fatigue therapy ‘could help teenagers’, study says

Image copyright Thinkstock A training programme tested on children with mild or moderate chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can reduce fatigue and increase attendance at school, a small study from the University of Bristol suggests. The Lightning Process, a type of brain therapy, was used alongside specialist medical care. But ME charities said they did not […]

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Image copyright Kathy Niakan Image caption The genetic machinery needed to modify the DNA is injected into the embryo The blueprint for life – DNA – has been altered in human embryos for the first time in the UK. The team at the Francis Crick Institute are unravelling the mysteries of the earliest moments of […]

Life-extending lung cancer nivolumab drug approved

Life-extending lung cancer nivolumab drug approved

Image copyright Getty Images A life-extending lung cancer drug will be made immediately available to NHS patients in England, say advisers. Campaigners, including the late Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill, have repeatedly called for access to the immunotherapy, which can add months to life. Scotland already offers nivolumab to people with advanced disease who […]

Quarter of 14-year-old girls ‘have signs of depression’

Quarter of 14-year-old girls ‘have signs of depression’

Image copyright Getty Images A quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, say UK researchers. The government-funded study of over 10,000 young people looked at how many experienced the signs of depression not a clinical diagnosis of one. Being from a poorer background or […]

Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

Image caption Facebook is testing a tool that allows users to hide alcohol adverts. Facebook is testing a tool that lets people hide advertisements for alcohol. It is the first time a social network has let people proactively block adverts on a specific topic. The move has been welcomed by Alcohol Research UK, which says […]

Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale

Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale

Image caption The coil is inserted into the fallopian tubes Sales of a sterilisation device are being halted in all countries bar the US, weeks after the Victoria Derbyshire show reported it could cause problems. The Essure implant, which is available on the NHS, has left some women in chronic pain, and some have even […]

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Image copyright Jonathan Brady/PA Wire Image caption Toy guns can lead to eye injuries, particularly if the bullets are hard and travel at speed Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning. They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision […]

Eye worm infection ‘could spread to UK’

Eye worm infection ‘could spread to UK’

Image copyright John Graham-Brown Image caption Fully grown worms sit on the surface of the eye and cause irritation An eye infection caused by a parasitic worm increasingly common in mainland Europe could spread to the UK, pet owners are being warned. The disease, Thelazia callipaeda or oriental eye worm, is transmitted by a type […]

Nadiya Hussain opens up about her panic disorder ‘monster’

Nadiya Hussain opens up about her panic disorder ‘monster’

Image caption Nadiya Hussain said her “monster” is “always there” Nadiya Hussain has spoken about her constant struggle with a panic disorder, saying her “whole life revolves around not falling apart”. Speaking on John Bishop’s TV show, the former Bake Off winner described her condition as “a monster”. And she said she hadn’t become “a […]

‘Kinder treatments in pipeline’ for child brain cancer

‘Kinder treatments in pipeline’ for child brain cancer

Image copyright Supplied Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer – paving the way for more precise, “kinder” treatments. Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80 children a year in the UK and requires intensive treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. That can leave children with life-altering injuries. […]