Worsening depression ‘link to dementia’

Increasing symptoms of depression in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, say scientists.

Increasing symptoms of depression in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, say scientists.

First US Zika death in Puerto Rico

The first known death in the US to the Zika virus is recorded in Puerto Rico where a 70-year-old has died, say health officials.

The first known death in the US to the Zika virus is recorded in Puerto Rico where a 70-year-old has died, say health officials.

‘Secret of youth’ in ginger gene

Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.

Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.

Gene therapy reverses sight loss

A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

Obesity ‘explosion’ in Chinese youth

Levels of obesity in China’s rural youth have rapidly increased, a study warns, because of socioeconomic changes.

Levels of obesity in China’s rural youth have rapidly increased, a study warns, because of socioeconomic changes.

Hospitals ‘coped with all-out strike’

Hospitals in England have coped well with the all-out strike by junior doctors – the first in the history of the NHS – health bosses are reporting.

Hospitals in England have coped well with the all-out strike by junior doctors – the first in the history of the NHS – health bosses are reporting.

‘Dentist of horror’ jailed in France

A Dutchman dubbed the “dentist of horror” is sentenced to eight years in France for mutilating the mouths of some 120 patients.

A Dutchman dubbed the “dentist of horror” is sentenced to eight years in France for mutilating the mouths of some 120 patients.

Bed bugs repulsed by certain colours

Bed bugs appear to have a strong preference for particular colours – a quirk that could be used against the troublesome pests, say scientists.

Bed bugs appear to have a strong preference for particular colours – a quirk that could be used against the troublesome pests, say scientists.