New approach to Alzheimer’s ‘a scalpel instead of a sledgehammer’

New research by the the University of British Columbia could lead to an Alzheimer’s treatment that gives patients ‘many more…

New study links sweeteners with weight gain and increased risk of diabetes

Artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame, sucralose and stevia) may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity,…

Could tramadol solve the opioid crisis?

In 2015, 52,000 deaths in the US were attributed to opioid use. Now William Brownfield, the country’s Assistant Secretary of…

One night of interrupted sleep increases levels of ‘brain plaque’ linked with Alzheimer’s

Just one night of disrupted sleep in healthy adults causes an increase in amyloid beta, a brain protein associated with…

A high-fat diet limits the brain’s ability to regulate food intake

Eating too much fat can cause the region of the brain that regulates food intake to malfunction, according to new…

Common heartburn drug ‘killing thousands every year’

Commonly prescribed heartburn drugs could raise the risk of an early death, according to a new study by the Washington…

Sleep deprived? Undo the damage with chocolate

Flavanols in cocoa have a positive effect on cognitive performance, according to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.…

Yoga can make existing injuries worse, study suggests

Yoga causes musculoskeletal pain (which affects the joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves) in 10 per cent of people and exacerbates…

Office workers are ‘much more vulnerable’ to vitamin D deficiency

Shift workers, healthcare workers and office workers have dangerously low levels of vitamin D, according to a study published in…

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Physical stress ‘more dangerous’ for the hearts of men

Physical stress is more damaging to the heart than emotional stress, according to a new study by the German Centre…