Children of those with diabetes are more likely to suffer from attention deficit disorder

Children of those with diabetes are more likely to suffer from attention deficit disorder The children of relatively poor parents with a form of diabetes are much more likely to suffer from attention deficit disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. Researchers found youngsters exposed to maternal gestational diabetes mellitus and low socio-economic status, particularly in combination, appear to be at an increased risk of developing childhood ADHD

Cut-price test that "can dramatically boost IVF chances" will be available in 18 months

Cut-price test that “can dramatically boost IVF chances” will be available in 18 months The test could give hope to millions of women A cut-price test that could dramatically increase the chances of having a healthy baby through IVF could be available within 18 months. Oxford University researchers say their test could ‘revolutionise’ the treatment as it is half the price of existing tests and may be just as effective. It may be cheap enough for use by the Health Service

High blood pressure can quadruple the risk of developing a brain tumour

Why having high blood pressure can quadruple the risk of developing a brain tumour People with highest blood pressure twice as likely to develop brain tumourRisk increases fourfold for those with meningioma and high blood pressure People with high blood pressure may be at increased risk of developing brain tumours, according to a new study. The overall risk doubles for people with the highest blood pressure levels, compared to those with the lowest

Maggots clean wounds faster than surgeons

Maggots clean wounds faster than surgeons – as long as patients can stomach it Maggots may trump scalpels when it comes to cleaning large wounds that won”t heal easily, such as those seen in diabetics, according to French researchers. To allow such wounds to heal, doctors usually remove infected or dead tissue with scalpels or enzymes, a process they call debridement.

Menopause: Hormone pill DHEA could ease hot flushes AND it give sex life a boost

A happier menopause: Hormone pill could ease hot flushes AND it gives your sex life a boost Problems: Relief from the menopause could come from a new hormone pill, it is claimed A hormone pill may help women through the menopause and give their sex lives a boost, claim researchers.

Selenium and nickel-rich diet may help cut the risk of deadly pancreatic cancer

Why a mushroom omelette could cut pancreatic cancer risk – selenium and nickel-rich diet has a protective effect Condition kills 80 per cent of sufferers in less than a year after diagnosis High levels of the trace elements selenium and nickel may help cut the risk of deadly pancreatic cancer, according to new research. The elements, which are found in certain foods, appear to offer a protective effect against the disease.

Diabetes risk of two takeaways in a week (and women are more in danger)

Diabetes risk of two takeaways in a week (and women are more in danger) Two takeaways a week are enough to increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease, research shows. Young adults were more likely to have hidden health problems if they treated themselves to fast food on a twice-weekly basis, the study found. Additionally, women appear to be more susceptible to the dangers.