Results from a new study have shown patients with uncontrollable blood pressure can be aided by zapping kidneys with radio waves - a procedure that involves burning away nerve tissue around the kidney arteries.
An extra 70,000 women will develop lung cancer over the next 30 years, according to a charity.
Eye specialists have urged people to do more to protect their eyesight after research revealed that almost 10 per cent of people have not had an eye test in the last ten years.
Half of all British people of South Asian, African and African Caribbean descent will develop type 2 diabetes by the age of 80, research suggests.
Brain damage caused by fatty food might be one reason why people who habitually over-eat find it so hard to lose weight, scientists have said.
Soft policy "nudges" will not on their own solve the obesity problem, a top scientist and politician has said.
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are still suffering from neglect within the NHS despite initiatives aimed at improving services for those with the condition, according to a new report.
By 2040, three times as many pensioners will have cancer as is currently the case, according to research funded by Macmillan Cancer Support.
Researchers have suggested many people do not know the full dangers of getting too much sun, putting themselves and their children at risk of skin cancer.
People suffering from smoking-related illnesses occupy 5 per cent of hospital beds in England (one in 20), according to new figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
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