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#The Lancet

# the-lancet - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Resistance crisis looms as antibiotics 'handed out like cough sweets'

Experts have called on global healthcare systems to take action in key areas.

# the-lancet - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality HIV

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality

Scientists said for a cure to work, it must be safe, simple and scalable.

# the-lancet - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

A major new study also shows that strokes caused by high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles were now to blame for over half of stroke deaths.

# the-lancet - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive HIV

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive

The question of the sexual behaviour of this group is important given current optimism about a possible reversal of the HIV epidemic.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled

A new test will cut down on the labour and time it takes to test for certain strains of malaria.

# the-lancet - Sunday 8 September, 2013

How do e-cigarettes compare to nicotine patches in helping smokers quit?

The first ever clinical trial to compare the two also assessed the health risks of e-cigarettes in a large group outside a lab for the first time.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Richard III suffered from roundworm infection

The king’s position in society and noble lifestyle did not protect him from the common condition, it seems.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide

However the study in The Lancet found that opioids – such as heroin – are the biggest cause of death and illness of all illicit drugs.

# the-lancet - Monday 22 July, 2013

People with epilepsy 11 times more likely to die prematurely

The risk is heightened for individuals who suffer from depression or other psychiatric conditions.

# the-lancet - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies

However a study published in The Lancet today says that the absolute risk of birth defects, such as down syndrome, is low.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers

The more than 100 detainees on hunger strike at the detention facility have said that they do not trust military doctors who engaged in painful force-feeding.

# the-lancet - Thursday 13 June, 2013

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV HIV

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV

Globally, one in 10 new HIV infections are thought to be caused by injecting drug use.

# the-lancet - Friday 7 June, 2013

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades

A major new study by The Lancet found a dramatic decrease in illness in China over the past two decades.

# the-lancet - Friday 31 May, 2013

Does 'type 2 diabetes' really exist?

A leading researcher believes that because ‘type 2 diabetes’ has various causes and treatments, the term is misleading.

# the-lancet - Friday 24 May, 2013

More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations

A study shows that more blood donors will be needed in the future to cater for the ‘grey tsunami of ageing populations’ and the complex surgeries they will be getting.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Major progress in the fight against osteoporosis thanks to new treatment

Teams in Boston are the first to combine treatments which stop cells that attack bones, while also helping to grow new bone.

# the-lancet - Friday 10 May, 2013

Delays of up to 10 years in diagnosing bipolar disorder

New evidence suggests that many people diagnosed with depression may actually live with bipolar disorder, a misdiagnosis that can be a major problem.

# the-lancet - Friday 3 May, 2013

Smokers in Europe 'not being given enough help to quit'

A paper published in The Lancet medical journal calls for more action from authorities in Europe to combat smoking with over a quarter of the continent’s population said to be smokers.

# the-lancet - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Does promotion of child weight gain lead to disease later in life?

The authors of the report say that interventions that promote linear growth should be developed, tested and promoted.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts

A series of papers on Europe was launched by the Lancent Medical Journal this week. It also found a growing disparity between male life expectancy in eastern and western Europe.

# the-lancet - Monday 11 March, 2013

Study of mummies reveals heart disease may have been common in ancient world

The study of 137 showed a high prevalence of a disease that was thought to be cause by modern factors like smoking, obesity and lack of exercise.

# the-lancet - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia

Neurological implants are being tested on patients whose conditions have not responded to other treatment.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study

The study found that up to two thirds of all new HIV infections among men in stable partnerships are caused by one partner being unfaithful.

# the-lancet - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Not enough radiotherapy machines to meet Ireland's cancer needs - study

The Lancet study showed that there is a 4 per cent unmet need in Ireland.

# the-lancet - Friday 7 December, 2012

Patients not responding to antidepressants 'more likely to get better with therapy'

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has proven to be effective when people have not responded to antidepressants, if they have it alongside medication, a new trial shows.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Lower death rates for those taking cholesterol medication and exercise - study

New research also shows that the benefits of physical fitness outweigh those of cholesterol lowering medication.

# the-lancet - Monday 5 November, 2012

US suicide rates have risen sharply since economic crisis

Researchers found that the number of suicides more than quadrupled in the United States between 2008 and 2010, echoing the findings of similar research in Ireland.

# the-lancet - Monday 20 August, 2012

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'

New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.

# the-lancet - Friday 17 August, 2012

'Alarming' results show women starting to smoke younger - research

New research describes the global use of tobacco an “epidemic” – with women increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages and early half of adult men in developing countries still using tobacco products.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.

# the-lancet - Friday 22 June, 2012

Around 900,000 people take their own life every year

The leading medical journal The Lancet has published a series of articles to highlight suicide’s impact globally.

# the-lancet - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Childhood CT scans 'could triple leukaemia and brain cancer risk'

A study at Newcastle University showed that CT scans in children could triple their risk of contracting brain cancer or leukaemia when older. This is the first long-term study of its kind.

# the-lancet - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Blood tests may predict breast cancer spread

US cancer research finds that tumour cells in the blood stream may predict if early breast cancer patients face a higher risk of death or relapse after treatment.

# the-lancet - Friday 28 October, 2011

Two aspirin tablets a day "cuts bowel cancer risk"

A new study, published in The Lancet, says that taking two pills of aspirin a day can cut the risk of bowel cancer by almost two thirds for certain patients.

# the-lancet - Friday 2 September, 2011

9/11 firefighters have higher risk of contracting cancer

A new study by British medical journal The Lancet shows that firefighters who worked at ground zero following the terrorist attacks are more likely than others to contract cancer.

# the-lancet - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Smoking is bigger risk for women than men, says new study

Research suggests that women who smoke are significantly more likely to suffer heart attacks.

# the-lancet - Friday 3 June, 2011

Researchers discover new form of MRSA superbug in two Dublin hospitals

An Irish study has found the new strain of the superbug in two Dublin hospitals as a separate British study finds the new infection originated in cows.

# the-lancet - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Mild asthma does not require daily treatment says US research

The Asthma Society of Ireland urged caution in response to the findings.

# the-lancet - Friday 4 February, 2011

One in ten adults in the world is obese

Irish men and men from the Czech Republic are the most overweight in Europe.