Obesity and Diabetes: Why There Is No Obesity Paradox. Recent studies suggesting that heavier people with diabetes have lower death rates than normal weight patients may be a myth. Times Healthland, 01/16/2014.
Why Doctors Are Fighting Over Blood Pressure Guidelines. How low is too low? Thatís what physicians are debating after new advice for treating hypertension was issued in December. Times Healthland, 01/13/2014.
Gene breakthrough restores the sight of people with inherited eye disease and could save thousands from blindness. A pioneering therapy, which involves a single injection, could prevent thousands of people from going blind through old age and has been found to help restore the sight of people who are suffering from inherited eye disease. Mail Online, 01/16/2014.
Women under 50 most likely to need help for depression: Two thirds of patients seeking treatment are female. Nearly two thirds of patients seeking treatment for depression are women, NHS figures show. Mail Online, 01/15/2014. (Also see Depression)
Thousands of prostate cancer patients told to avoid treatment. Prostrate cancer patients with mild or moderate forms of the disease will be advised not to have immediate treatment. The Telegraph, 01/08/2014.
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