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…

Taking aspirin lowers risk of ovarian cancer, new study claims

Low-dose daily aspirin lowers a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to new research published in the journal JAMA…

Stress does reduce fertility – but only in women, new study suggests

Higher levels of stress are associated with lower odds of conception for women, but not for men, according to new…

Yo-yo dieting ‘increases risk of heart attack and stroke’

Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels may be associated with a higher risk of heart attack…

Back pain? It’s in your genes

Researchers from the US Department of Veterans Affairs have discovered three genetic variants associated with chronic back pain. The study,…

Fish oil drug ‘cuts heart attack and stroke risks by 25 per cent’

An Irish pharmaceutical company has announced that its purified fish oil drug, Vascepa, is linked with a 25 per cent…

Intense two minute workout ‘as good as 30 minutes of moderate exercise’

A few minutes of high-intensity interval exercise may be as effective as much longer exercise sessions, according to new research…

Compound found in red wine ‘alleviates knee joint pain’

A compound found in red wine could alleviate pain for osteoarthritis patients, according to a new study by Al-Rafidain University College…

One in four people prescribed Valium will become addicted, new study claims

One in four people given a prescription for benzodiazepine sedatives will become addicted to the drugs, according to new research…

Losing a single night’s sleep ‘increases diabetes risk’

Losing a single night’s sleep affects the liver’s ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of fatty…

Eating enough whole grains can reduce diabetes risk by a third

Whole grain consumption can prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology…

High-fat diet linked to episodic memory loss and Alzheimer’s risk

A diet high in fat can have negative effects on memory after just one day, according to new research by…

Take a holiday – it could make you live longer

Taking regular holidays from work could prolong life, according to a 40-year study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health…

Getting less than five hours sleep a night ‘doubles heart attack risk’

Middle-aged men who sleep five hours or less per night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event…

Moderate drinking lowers heart disease risk – if it’s consistent

Unstable drinking patterns over time may be associated with a higher risk of heart disease, whereas consistent moderate drinking within…

Moderate carbohydrate intake is best for health, new study suggests

Eating carbohydrates in moderation seems to be optimal for health and longevity, according to a new report published in The…

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…