Friday July 03, 2015
An early-stage trial of a new gene therapy for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers has delivered what scientists claim are encouraging results.
Tuesday April 21, 2015
A form of meditation could be as effective as anti-depressants at preventing people relapsing into depression, new research suggests.
Wednesday February 25, 2015
Three men from Austria have become the first people to undergo a pioneering new surgical technique enabling them to use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled by their minds.
Friday December 05, 2014
Being obese can shorten life by eight years and condemn a person to almost two decades of ill-health, new research has shown.
Wednesday September 10, 2014
A new large scale study of cannabis use has found that those who consume the drug before the age of 17 are two thirds less likely to complete secondary school than those who never used the drug.
Friday May 23, 2014
The world's first miniaturised kidney dialysis machine has saved the lives of eight babies in nine months, the Italian scientists who raised the money to build it have said.
Monday May 20, 2013
The Royal College of Surgeons has said it is very alarmed and concerned at the findings of a Lancet study, which suggested Irish patients have a higher risk of death after surgery.
Tuesday July 10, 2012
Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than 250,000 women each year, either from death in childbirth or unsafe abortions, according to estimates published in The Lancet.
Friday February 03, 2012
A new study suggests that malaria kills twice as many people around the world than had previously been thought.
Friday August 20, 2004
A study in the British medical journal, The Lancet, says some US medical staff working in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq ignored medical ethics and human rights.