Lung cancer experts fear extra 2,500 deaths from stay-at-home advice

Lung cancer experts fear extra 2,500 deaths from stay-at-home advice

Stay at home guidance for people with a cough during the pandemic could fuel 2,500 additional lung cancer deaths, a charity has warned. The UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) said improvements in survival that were occurring before Covid-19 are now in “jeopardy” unless urgent action is taken. It estimates that delays in diagnosis caused by … Read more

The inconvenient truth about antidepressants

The inconvenient truth about antidepressants

After the loss of her 16-year-old daughter Jenny to suicide, 60-year-old Jenetta Bary went onto antidepressants for a couple of months. “It left me feeling deadened and woolly-headed,” she says, “as though I had lost the ability to manage myself and that something else had taken over.”  “We don’t really know the long-term consequences of … Read more

Drinking four small glasses of wine a week can raise risk of developing dementia, study suggests 

Researchers at King's College London analysed data on more than 15,000 people aged 50 and over and tracked them for two years (stock image)

Drinking just four small glasses of wine a week can raise the risk of developing dementia, new study suggests Researchers analysed more than 15,000 people aged 50 and over for two years  UK study linked ‘risky-level’ drinking to a greater decline in short-term memory  Those who had eight units or more a week also saw … Read more