New combination pill ‘significantly lowers blood pressure’

A new three-in-one pill to treat hypertension is significantly more effective than currently available treatments, ac.cording to a new report…

Blood test can predict kidney cancer ‘five years before diagnosis’

A biomarker of kidney disease may help predict clear cell kidney cancer – the most common form of kidney cancer…

Heart rate – how fast is too fast?

Researchers in Japan have found a marker to identify which people with abnormally fast heartbeats are at high risk of…

Compound in giant radish prevents heart disease

Compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or ‘monster radish’ could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease…

Cherries improve gut health

Montmorency tart cherries can improve gut health, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. An international team…

Excess belly fat in older adults ‘linked with cognitive impairment’

The amount of belly fat a person has (the waist to hip ratio) is associated with reduced cognitive function in…

Two weeks of inactivity can trigger diabetic symptoms

Just two weeks without much activity can have a dramatic impact on health from which it is difficult to recover,…

Type 2 diabetes risk can be eliminated – if you have the right genes

Researchers from the University of Stirling have discovered a new genetic signature in people whose Type 2 diabetes improves following…

Moderate alcohol consumption ‘boosts male fertility’

Moderate alcohol intake is linked with higher semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm count, according to new research published…

Obesity alone ‘does not increase risk of early death’

People who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, have no increased rate of mortality according to…

Time spent outdoors ‘reduces diabetes risk’

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits, according to new research from the…

The sugar tax in Chile reduced consumption – but hasn’t improved public health

A sugar tax introduced on soft drinks in Chile has failed to reduce inequalities in diet-related health, new research has…

Playing tennis ‘improves mood, mental health and fitness’

A new survey by the Local Tennis Leagues shows that its members have experienced a range of health benefits since…

Experimental drug ‘stops progression of Parkinson’s’

Researchers from John Hopkins University have developed an experimental drug, similar to compounds used to treat diabetes, that slows the…

New research offers hope of a blood test for Alzheimer’s

Tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may help with early detection of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to…

A blood test could detect NAFLD before liver damage

Chemical compounds produced by the bacteria in our gut could be used to spot the early stages of liver disease,…

The ‘body positivity’ movement is making people blind to their weight problems

The normalisation of ‘plus-size’ body shapes is causing people to underestimate their weight, according to new research by the University…

How moderate drinking protects the heart

The cardioprotective effects of alcohol have been known about for at least 20 years, though the mechanism behind it has…