Scientists from the University of California, San Diego have developed an easy-to-wear, temporary tattoo that can accurately measure glucose levels in the skin, allowing diabetics to monitor their levels without a finger prick test.
A woman suspected of having Ebola is being tested for the virus at a hospital in Northampton, in central England. The patient has not yet been named and no details of how she might have contracted Ebola have been revealed.
Research from University College London and Kings College London claims that falling rates of smoking, better diagnosis, and more advanced technology have led to a one percent decline in the number of cancer deaths since 1990.
Public Health England confirms there has been a fall in life expectancy, particularly among older women. Critics blame unhealthy lifestyles, government cuts to social care budgets and worsening GP and hospital care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that 2,000 more people died from heroin-related deaths in 2013 than in 2012, as prescription painkillers became harder to obtain and led to a rise in cheaper, illicit street drugs.
Circumcised boys have a much higher chance of developing attention-deficit disorder and autism by age 10, the hotly debated research from Denmark says. But not all experts are comfortable with the “extremely speculative findings.”
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has been criticized after it was revealed £50 million was cut from the children’s mental health budget – more than 6 percent in real terms – since 2010 when the Conservative-led coalition came to power.
Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel is investing millions of dollars in a Seattle-based company that owns a popular marijuana venture. Under America’s federal laws, however, marijuana is still considered illegal throughout most of the country.