Increasing physical activity after heart attack reduces the risk of death

Becoming more physically active after a heart attack reduces the risk of death, according to new research by Gothenburg University…

Blood test can rule out lung cancer ‘with 98 per cent accuracy’

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have participated in a multicentre clinical trial to evaluate the accuracy of…

Statins ‘save lives of people with bad cholesterol’

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to save thousands of additional lives when used in people with higher levels of LDL…

New ‘bloodless’ patch for diabetics could end the need for finger-prick tests

Researchers from the University of Bath have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which can measure glucose levels through the skin…

New blood test detects Alzheimer’s early with 86 per cent accuracy

Researchers at Ruhr University in Germany have developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease and found that it can detect…

Dairy consumption increases spine strength in men over 50

A higher intake of dairy foods, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, is associated with higher volumetric bone mineral density…

Higher protein intake has no effect on lean mass in older men

Many experts in nutrition recommend a higher intake of protein for older adults. However, few rigorous studies have evaluated whether…

Optimistic people ‘less likely to have heart attacks’

Optimistic people are more likely to have healthy hearts, according to a new study of more than 4,900 people carried…

Increased heart rate with low blood pressure could be early sign of Parkinson’s

A bedside test that matches a change in heart rate with a drop in blood pressure after a patient stands…

Slow walking speed ‘could be sign of dementia’

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia, according to a new study published…

‘Game changing’ antibiotic can kill superbugs

A ‘game changing’ new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesised and used to treat an…

Food supplements ‘could be used in early treatment of psychosis’

Nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment,…

Male contraceptive found to be safe in early trials

A new birth control pill for men – called dimethandrolone undecanoate or DMAU – is safe when used every day…

A high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss in type 2 diabetes patients

Eating a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, according to new research by…

Smoking causes hearing loss, new research finds

The dangers of smoking are well established. But now a new and novel effect of the habit has been discovered.…

Giving birth ‘ages a woman by 11 years’

Women who have given birth have shorter telomeres, according to a recent study by George Mason University researchers in their…

Heart attacks more likely after sudden falls in temperature, study finds

Sudden swings in temperature are associated with a significant increase in the number of heart attacks, according to a new…

Beetroot supplements increase exercise capacity after heart failure

Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new study published in…