Be well magazine

Our Be Well magazine displays articles from across a range of health and well-being topics, including specialist expert articles interpreting latest medical advances and research from The Lancet.

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'Game changer' HIV drug cuts infection risk by 86%

"Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%," The Independent reports. The drug, Truvada, has proved very successful in a "real-world" trial…

Female stroke survivor

Nanoparticles used to treat damaged arteries

“New trials suggest microscopic stealth drones could be used to seek and repair damaged arteries,” The Daily Telegraph, somewhat over-excitedly, reports. A study in mice has found promising results for a targeted treatment…

"New test can give two years' warning of Alzheimer's"

Molecule could protect against Alzheimer's disease

"Alzheimer's breakthrough: scientists home in on molecule which halts development of disease," The Daily Telegraph reports. The so-called "chaperone molecule", known as "Brichos", helps prevent the clumping of proteins…

Early menopause

HRT increases ovarian cancer risk by small amount

"Hormone replacement therapy increases ovarian cancer risk," BBC News reports. An analysis of previous data, published in The Lancet, found a statistically significant increase, though the increase in risk for individual women is very small…


Orlistat and liver inflammation

Around a third of obese and overweight patients have reported significant weight loss when using the drug, but is liver damage a risk of long term use?


'Smart insulin' could be used to treat type 1 diabetes

"Diabetes patients could be spared the burden of constantly monitoring blood sugar levels, after scientists have developed a 'smart' form of insulin," The Guardian reports. A modified form of insulin, only tested in mice, shows promise…

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All you need to know about Crohn's Disease

Here we look at the symptoms, treatment and management of Crohn's disease.


Modified bacteria may be useful in treating diabetes

“Breakthrough pill can cure diabetes,” is the completely misleading report in the Daily Express. While researchers have achieved some level of success in using bacteria to improve diabetes control in rats, this in no way amounts to a cure for humans…

Hay fever

Media dementia scare over hay fever and sleep drugs

"Hay fever tablets raise risk of Alzheimer's," is the main front page news in the Daily Mirror.


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