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2012-03-12 11:31:27

The biggest study into the treatment of urinary incontinence with botulinum toxin (trade name Botox) has demonstrated that it is effective in treating overactive bladder (OAB) - a debilitating common condition which can affect up to 20% of people over the age of 40.

Sitting All Day Ups Diabetes Risk
2012-03-03 04:40:50

A new study has found that women who stay seated for long periods of time every day are more prone to developing type 2 diabetes, but that a similar link wasn't found in men.

2012-02-09 11:46:16

A common heart disease which kills thousands each year may be passed genetically from father to son, according to a study led by the University of Leicester.

2012-02-08 18:31:58

A study led by the University of Leicester has found that anti-obesity drugs coupled with lifestyle advice are effective in reducing weight and BMI.

Image 1 - Milky Way's Black Hole Is Snacking On Asteroids
2012-02-08 14:24:16

NASA said on Wednesday that the giant black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy may be consuming asteroids.

2012-01-31 10:22:47

New research on autism in adults has shown that adults with a more severe learning disability have a greater likelihood of having autism.

2012-01-16 11:04:01

A leading cancer researcher has identified very high levels of doctor-patient trust and confidence within the NHS.

2012-01-13 20:50:00

Ripple Effects Offers Free Interactive Learning Resource for Teachers and Parents to Address Link between Power, Prejudice and Ethnic Conflict San Francisco,

2012-01-10 23:35:12

Scientists at the University of Leicester have opened up a whole new approach to the therapeutic intervention for a family of anti-cancer drug targets, thanks to a completely new and unexpected finding.

Researchers Confirm Origin Of Stonehenge Rocks
2011-12-20 09:52:59

Experts studying the mysteries surrounding Stonehenge have now confirmed for the first time the exact origin of some of the rocks used in the ancient monument in Wiltshire, England.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.