Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

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Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged... Read More

First gene-editing in human body attempt

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Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California. Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to... Read More

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

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Depression in fathers, as well as mothers, has an impact on children despite mothers often being the focus when treating adolescent depression, a study suggests. The University College London (UCL)... Read More

Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

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Body dissatisfaction can start as young as six and lead to depression, anxiety and eating issues, MPs will be told. The Youth Select Committee urged the government to recognise the... Read More

Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums

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Stillbirth and newborn death risk could be reduced by offering more pregnant women the chance to give birth on their due date, experts believe. Currently, women who are overdue but... Read More

FDA approves 'trackable' pill

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US regulators have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked through the body. The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets – for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes – have an... Read More

Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

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Many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems – an issue that needs support and recognition, a charity says. Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and... Read More