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Youngest children in school year 'more likely' to get ADHD diagnosis

"Youngest children in class more likely to be labelled hyperactive," The Times reports. A Finnish study raises the possibility that some children may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD, when in fact their behaviour was age-appropriate...

Is schizophrenia risk 'around 80% genetic'?

"Genetics account for almost 80 per cent of a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, according to new research," the Mail Online reports. That is the main finding of a study looking at how often schizophrenia affected both twins of a pair...

Three quarters of honey samples contain pesticide traces

"Honey from across the world is contaminated with potent pesticides known to harm bees," The Guardian reports…

Vitamin D may prevent asthma worsening for some

"Vitamin D supplements protect against severe asthma attacks," The Daily Telegraph reports...

Many new cancer drugs show 'no clear benefit', argues review

"Over half of new cancer drugs 'show no benefits' for survival or wellbeing," The Guardian reports. That was the finding of a study looking at the evidence supporting new cancer drugs approved between 2009 and 2013 by the European Medicines Agency…

Study links vegetarian diet in pregnancy to substance abuse in offspring

"Pregnant vegetarians are three times more likely to have kids who abuse drugs and alcohol," reports the Mail Online. Researchers claim to have found a link between substance abuse at age 15, and diet of the child's mother during pregnancy...

Regularly skipping breakfast linked to hardening of the arteries

"Skipping breakfast may be linked to poor heart health." The Guardian reports. Researchers from Spain found that people who regularly skipped breakfast were more likely to have atherosclerosis...

People with type 2 diabetes should 'save carbs for last'

"Diabetics should save bread for last at mealtime to keep their blood sugar under control," the Mail Online reports.

Bedbugs thought to 'hitchhike' on dirty holiday laundry

"Dirty laundry a powerful magnet for bedbugs, study finds," is The Guardian's headline, with The Times and The Daily Telegraph also covering this creepy-crawly story...

Has measles really been 'eliminated' in the UK?

'Measles eliminated in the UK for the first time' reports The Daily Telegraph...

Rates of newly diagnosed HIV increasing in over-50s

"HIV rises among over-50s as they neglect safe sex" is the headline from The Times. The news is based on a European study that found more over-50s are being diagnosed with HIV compared with 12 years ago…

High-precision radiotherapy for prostate cancer 'shows promise'

"Targeted radiotherapy 'cures' prostate cancer that kills thousands," reports The Times. The news is based on a UK study of the use of high-precision radiotherapy to treat men with advanced localised prostate cancer…

Sexual harassment in the workplace linked to depression

News that sexual harassment in the workplace can cause depression and work absence has hit the headlines after the results of a Danish study were published...

Any type of physical exercise is good for the heart

"Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life," reports The Telegraph, with other media sources reporting a similar finding – that physical activity in our everyday lives is just as good as going to the gym...

Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims

"Controversial Lightning Process 'helps children with chronic fatigue syndrome'," reports The Guardian. A UK study investigated whether a treatment called the Lightning Process helped teenagers being treated for chronic fatigue syndrome…

Many teenagers reporting symptoms of depression

"One in four British girls hit by depression at 14 as experts blame increase in cyber bullying and academic pressure," says the Sun after a large study found 24% of 14 year-old girls in the UK report symptoms of depression…

Single-injection vaccine device a long way off

"Scientists invent injection that could deliver every childhood vaccine in one go," reports The Independent. Various media sources have run stories on a new injection they claim could allow multiple childhood vaccines to be delivered in a single jab…

Women more likely than men to lose interest in sex

"Women get bored of having sex with their partner after just a year together, a new study suggests," is the rather crass story in the Mail Online. The news is based on research that actually found multiple factors...

Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes

"Tattoos could give you cancer, new research suggests," is the entirely unsupported claim from the Mail Online. The news come from a study that found evidence particles from tattoo ink can spread into lymph nodes...

No change to alcohol guidelines for pregnancy

"There is little evidence having the occasional drink while pregnant harms a baby," reports the Mail Online. This follows a review of international research looking at whether low alcohol consumption was linked with adverse pregnancy outcomes…