New UCL research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental illness.
Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030—and will exceed 90 years in South Korea, according to new research.
The UK's action plan to significantly reduce childhood obesity is "severely limited", argue a team of experts in The BMJ today. They say the government missed an opportunity to take global leadership of child health
The BMJ today warns that Trump's administration "is acting in ways that will suppress research and limit communication on scientific topics that it deems politically inconvenient."
A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a study published in The Lancet.
Recent advice on depression screening from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may lead to overtesting and overtreatment, according to some experts.
New evidence suggests that receiving low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to speed up bone healing after fracture has little or no impact on pain or recovery time, say a panel of international experts in The BMJ today.
Hormonal maintenance therapy may improve survival in women with chemo-resistant rare ovarian or peritoneum cancer
For women with a rare subtype of epithelial ovarian or peritoneum cancer, known as low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC), hormone maintenance therapy (HMT) may significantly improve survival, according to a new study from researchers ...
A new study published in Brain indicates that successful treatment for insomnia may not actually require complicated neurofeedback (direct training of brain functions). Rather, it appears patients who simply believe they're ...