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…

Does eating chocolate really improve your brain function?

Regular consumption of chocolate is associated with better cognitive function, according to a study published in the journal Appetite. The…

Moderate drinkers are less likely to suffer heart attacks than teetotallers

People who drink regularly are less prone to heart failure and heart attacks than teetotallers, according to research by Imre…

Common heartburn drug linked to a higher risk of dementia

Proton pump inhibitors, commonly used to treat heartburn, are associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research by…

Oral health isn’t just good for your teeth — it may help your brain too

There is an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of a specific oral bacteria, according to research…

Depression linked to lower levels of a hormone that helps resilience

Researchers at McGill University have discovered the first evidence of a connection between noradrenergic neurons — which affect our attention…

Could your iron tablets be doing more harm than good?

Iron levels similar to those found in many standard treatments can trigger DNA damage in cells, according to new research…

A lack of sleep will make your compulsive Facebook habits worse

Compulsive social media use could be a sign that you’re not getting enough sleep, according to a study by researchers…

Statins can mess with your muscles. Now researchers think they might know why

A discovery has been made that could shed light on why it is that statins cause problems in some patients.…

‘Fat’ gene actually predisposes some girls to be healthy eaters

Research by three Canadian universities reveals that in certain circumstances overweight people may be able to blame their size on…

Air pollution from the 1970s is still leading to deaths today

Exposure to air pollution can affect an individual’s mortality risk more than 30 years after the event, according to a…

Cognitive behavioural therapy can change your brain structure in just a few weeks

After nine weeks of cognitive behavioural therapy, the brain of patients suffering from social anxiety disorder changes in volume, according…

People who value time more than money tend to be happier

It is well established that focusing too much on materialism (at the expense of relationships and experiences) can leave us…

Proof that ‘body mass index’ is useless: a quarter of those classed as obese are actually healthy

A study led by psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, has found that the body mass index (BMI)…

The ups and downs of being tall: more chance of cancer, less risk of heart disease

Height has a significant impact on the likelihood of dying from certain common diseases, according to research published in The…

Prolonged depression ‘raises your risk of heart disease and stroke’

Depression seems to be a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in the Journal…

British scientists given go-ahead for ‘gene editing’ (but it’s not quite a world first)

British scientists have gained approval for modifying human embryos following a decision by the fertility regulator. The experiments, at the…

Blueberries, peppers and onions ‘help keep middle-aged spread at bay’

Eating fruit and vegetables that contain high levels of flavonoids could help maintain a healthy weight, according to research from…