Health

Web app for empowering men to undergo evidence-based screening

ScreenMen is a mobile web app that educates, motivates and empowers men to undergo evidence-based health screening. It was developed rigorously based on theories, evidence and needs assessment. It is currently undergoing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trial finds aspirin does not speed leg ulcer healing

Suggestions that aspirin may help treat venous leg ulcers have been rebutted by University of Auckland research, leaving the sufferers with compression therapy, a treatment known since the 17th Century.

Medical research

The importance of randomised control trials in medical research

When a new treatment becomes available for a particular health condition, such as a new medication to treat a disease, it's tested to see whether it's effective for its intended purpose. It's also tested for potential side ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How physical exercise prevents dementia

Numerous studies have shown that physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age. Now researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have explored in one of the first studies ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study suggests using a mindfulness approach helps weight loss

New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (17-20 May) suggests using a mindfulness approach is an effective way to aid weight loss. The study is by Dr Carolyn Dunn, North ...

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