We must tackle food producers on obesity

Over several decades of trying to rein in our obesity ­problem, now at epidemic proportions, I’ve felt like throwing the towel in several times. Why? Because nothing I can do affects the growing trend to bigger and bigger sizes. It … Read More

Rapid pre-eclampsia test can save lives and complications

Every year 23,000 pregnant women in Britain suffer this ­potentially deadly condition that’s notoriously difficult to ­diagnose because some symptoms – such as high blood pressure, swollen feet, headaches and nausea – are also common in normal pregnancies. Pre-eclampsia, which … Read More

Excess weight linked to pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer rates have ­increased by nearly a fifth since 1999. Smoking is a known cause of this often-fatal disease yet the number of smokers has reached a record low while pancreatic cancer rates continue to climb. Could the obesity … Read More

Leukaemia survival chances boosted by new pill

A particular form of leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia, or AML, is hard to treat at the best of times – but some ­patients have a certain genetic ­mutation that makes their AML more likely to recur and harder to treat. … Read More

Could an ingenious vaccine help treat colon cancer?

Vaccines are one the most potent protective medicines we have. They work by encouraging the body to ­protect itself, in almost all cases, against specific invaders like an infection. Vaccines are responsible for ridding the world of many scourges like … Read More