Two compounds in coffee beans ‘slow progression of Parkinson’s’

Researchers have found a compound in coffee that, together with caffeine, fights Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia – two…

Drinking orange juice daily ‘cuts dementia risk by almost 50 per cent’

Middle-aged men who drink orange juice daily may be lowering their chances of cognitive decline, according to a new study…

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

There is a growing body of evidence that those who stay up late have an increased risk of ill health…

Lung conditions kill more in the UK than other European countries

Death rates from respiratory illnesses are higher in the UK than similar countries in Europe, North America and Australia, according…

Stress is easier to cope with in the morning, new study suggests

Stressful events in the evening release less of the body’s stress hormones than those that happen in the morning, according…

Smoking rates plummet as vaping becomes more popular

A new study examining the relationship between vaping and smoking finds that cigarette smoking dramatically decreased between 2013 and 2017, just…

Weightlifting for just an hour a week reduces stroke risk

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by…

New phone app can identify heart attacks ‘with near accuracy of ECG’

A smartphone app that monitors heart activity can determine if someone is having an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (a heart attack…

Calories burn faster in the evening, new research shows

The number of calories people burn while at rest changes with the time of day, according to new research by…

Drinking coffee ‘reduces likelihood of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s’

Drinking coffee could protect against both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, according to new research by the Krembil Brain Institute. The…

Eating cheese reduces risk of heart disease, study claims

Men who eat fermented dairy products such as cheese, yoghurt and sour milk have a reduced risk of coronary heart…

Plant-based diet ‘best for type 2 diabetes’

A plant-based diet is associated with improved psychological health, a reduction in some of the known risk factors for type…

Early death ‘twice as likely’ in most deprived parts of England

Rates of premature mortality are two times higher in the most deprived areas of England, compared to the most affluent…

A broken heart can be fatal, new research suggests

Grief can cause inflammation that can kill, according to new research from Rice University in the US. The study, which…

Struggling to lose weight? Some brains aren’t wired for self control

High-level brain functions play a major role in weight loss, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.…

Engineered enzyme ‘eliminates nicotine addiction’

Scientists have engineered an enzyme that breaks down nicotine in the bloodstream before it can reach the brain, according to…

Almost half of CBT patients experience negative side effects

Over 40 per cent of patients who undergo CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) experience negative side effects, according to a new…

Newly discovered gene mutation could be used to treat diabetes and heart disease

Researchers at at Harvard Medical School in the US have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar…