Paracetamol won’t ease the pain of arthritis

Paracetamol is ineffective at treating hip and knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, new research has shown. Osteoarthritis is the most…

Mindful munching: listening to yourself eat ‘will make you eat less’

New research suggests that if you want to lose weight you should listen to yourself eat. Paying attention to the…

A global wake-up call: common antibiotics are failing in up to half of all children

The most common antibiotics are failing in up to half of children, a study published in the British Medical Journal…

Blueberries have benefits — but there’s no proof they stave off Alzheimer’s

Regularly eating blueberries may help stave off Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at the University of Cincinnati have claimed. Their research involved…

Scarlet fever has reached a 49-year peak. Here, antibiotics are the saviour, not the villain

The number of scarlet fever cases in 2015 were higher than in any other year since 1967, according to a…

Does a high-carb diet raise your risk of lung cancer?

A high-carb diet may raise your risk of lung cancer, according to a study carried out by the University of…

Short men have been sold a tall story. Life chances aren’t dictated by height

Researchers at the University of Exeter have claimed that short men have ‘reduced chances in life’. The Napoleon complex, ran…

‘Worrying’ rise in children being prescribed anti-depressants

There has been a large increase in the number of British children prescribed anti-depressants, according to research published in the…

Feeding peanut snacks to babies reduces their chance of allergy

Research carried out at King’s College London suggests that feeding peanut snacks to babies could reduce their chance of becoming…

Robust evidence is in: a regular aspirin will reduce your risk of bowel cancer

Taking a quarter of an aspirin tablet a day could reduce bowel cancer risk by a fifth, according to a…

‘Holy grail’ of cancer treatment on the horizon as research reveals tumour weak spot

Researchers have discovered a unique marker present in every tumour that could revolutionise the way cancer is treated. The marker,…

Moments of joy ‘can trigger heart condition’ (but only if you’re really unlucky)

Research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that happy events can trigger a heart condition known as takotsubo syndrome,…

Stress ‘may build a faster transport network for cancer cells’

Research published in the journal Nature Communications suggests a mechanism by which stress can facilitate the spread of cancer. The…

Obesity ‘linked to poorer memory’ — but the evidence is pretty thin

The latest figures from the Health Survey for England suggest that 61.7 per cent of adults are overweight or obese.…

Half a million children ‘wrongly diagnosed with asthma’

Research published in the British Journal of General Practice suggests that children are regularly being misdiagnosed with asthma. The condition…

Controlling cancer ‘may be more effective than trying to kill it’

Frequent, low-dose chemotherapy may be more effective than treatment that aims to eradicate cancer cells completely, according to a study…

Green tea drinkers live longer: a daily cup seems to protect against disease

A daily cup of green tea lowers the risk of heart disease and premature death, according to research published in…

No, mobile phones are not ‘cooking’ men’s sperm

Men who keep their mobile phone in their pockets are ‘cooking’ their sperm, lowering their gamete count and raising the…