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Sorry, but drinking tequila probably won’t help your bones, after all

At Spectator Health we hate to be the bearers of bad news, but tequila probably isn’t good for your bones,…

Could being married increase the life expectancy of cancer patients?

A new peer-reviewed study published in the journal CANCER has revealed a link between marital status and the life expectancy…

Could your iron tablets be doing more harm than good?

Iron levels similar to those found in many standard treatments can trigger DNA damage in cells, according to new research…

Imaging technology can spot heart problems at a glance

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have developed a monitoring device that they say will improve detection…

‘Life-saving’ device can predict your chances of a blood clot

Scientists have developed a method of detecting the likelihood of hemostasis — or blood clotting — earlier than current tests…

Socialising is good for us: a large circle of friends protects against poor health

A healthy social life is as important for longevity as diet and exercise, according to a study from the University…

Diabetes now affects four million in Britain and poor care is leading to early deaths

For the first time the number of people living with diabetes in Britain has topped four million, according to figures…

Late snackers, beware: night-time eating may be dulling our brains

Eating late at night can cause a deficiency in the type of learning and memory controlled by the hippocampal area…

It’s not all about ‘experiences’. Buying stuff makes us happy for longer

Good news, just in time for the January sales: shopping can make you happy. A study published in the journal…

A common sleeping pill helped mice recover from strokes

Mice that had strokes recovered more quickly if they received low doses of the common sleep aid zolpidem, according to…