Exposure to pets during pregnancy or the first few months of life may reduce the risk of children developing allergies or becoming obese, according to a Canadian study.


A simple finger-prick blood test could help determine which medication will be the most effective in treating people with depression.


Reducing salt intake could help reduce the need to use the toilet in the night, according to new research from Japan.


Fashion trends such as skinny jeans, oversized bags and coats with large fluffy hoods can contribute to back pain in women, according to the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).


Children who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have behavioral problems later on, a new study has shown.