Medical research

Cravings for fatty foods traced to gut-brain connection

A dieter wrestling with cravings for fatty foods might be tempted to blame their tongue: the delicious taste of butter or ice cream is hard to resist. But new research investigating the source of our appetites has uncovered ...

Medical economics

Local authority austerity associated with poor health

Local government spending cuts are associated with worse multimorbidity and health-related quality of life according to a study by University of Manchester health economists.

Health

New US hospitals face fiscal crisis over COVID relief money

A whole town celebrated in 2020 when, early in the coronavirus pandemic, Thomasville Regional Medical Center opened, offering state-of-the-art medicine that was previously unavailable in a poor, isolated part of Alabama. ...

Health

Britons' boozing skyrockets during lockdown: study

Britons are increasingly drinking dangerous levels of alcohol since the start of the pandemic and will not return to drinking at levels before the global health crisis, official figures showed Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

At least one dead from Omicron as UK boosts response

Britain on Monday confirmed what is thought to be the first confirmed death after infection with the Omicron variant, as the country launched an ambitious COVID booster shot programme to stop the virus spiralling out of control.

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