‘Silent’ heart attacks are being missed by scans and affect more people than you think

According to research in the Journal of the American Medical Association, many people suffer ‘silent heart attacks’ which go unnoticed…

Mouth cancers are on the rise. Here is how to stop them

According to figures released by Cancer Research UK, oral cancer is now the tenth most common cancer in men and…

For older people, strong legs equal a healthier brain

Researchers have observed a ‘striking positive relationship’ between strong legs and brain structure. The study, which was carried out on…

Barbecued meat ‘will raise your risk of kidney cancer’

Last month the World Health Organisation commissioned a report which suggests that processed meat can cause cancer. Now researchers from…

Junk food ‘not to blame for the obesity crisis’

According to research published in the journal Obesity Science & Practice, consumption of junk food is not related to body…

For depression, omega-3 supplements are likely to be a waste of time

There is insufficient evidence that omega-3 fatty acid supplements are effective in treating major depressive disorders, according to new research.…

People who live alone have poorer diets and single men fare particularly badly

Research at Queensland University of Technology has found that people who live alone are more likely to have unhealthy diets.…

Long, brisk walks may be better for our weight than sessions in the gym

For people trying to lose weight a brisk walk is more beneficial than a session at the gym, according to…

Interrupted sleep is worse than a short sleep and its effects are cumulative

A short amount of sleep can be more beneficial than a longer period of interrupted sleep, according to a study…

South West good, Merseyside bad: for cancer diagnosis where you live matters

New analysis of health data by Cancer Research UK has shown that where you live is a major factor in…

Watching TV for three hours a day raises your risk of an early death

According to research published in the December issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, too much time spent watching…

Alzheimer’s gene linked to poor navigation skills early in life

According to research published in the journal Science, young adults with a genetically increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease have…

Want to do well at work? Find a job you feel invested in

Workers who feel an emotional attachment to their jobs are more psychologically healthy, according to a study published in the…

The hearts of men and women grow old in different ways

According to a study published in the journal Radiology, the main pumping chamber of the heart ages differently in men…

Over-eating food that is high in fat ‘may cause anxiety and depression’

Over-eating foods that are high in fat could be a cause of anxiety and depression, a study has suggested. The…

How to gauge skin cancer risk: count the moles on your arm

According to research carried out at King’s College London, the number of moles on the body is a reliable indicator…

Stress at work raises your risk of a stroke — and the link is especially strong for women

According to an analysis published in the journal Neurology, people with high-stress jobs are significantly increasing their risk of stroke.…

Study suggests prolonged sitting may not be so bad for you after all

New research challenges the widely held belief that prolonged periods of sitting is bad for your health. A study by…