Feeling gloomy about ageing makes brain decline more likely

People who hold negative beliefs about ageing are more likely to have brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to…

A man’s weight affects the genes he passes on to his offspring

Your health could be influenced by the lifestyle of your parents before you were born, according to a study published…

If you look after your heart, you help your brain: diseases of the two organs are linked

Researchers at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam have found a connection between the early stages of brain and…

Scientists discover genes that can delay Alzheimer’s by up to 17 years

Researchers have identified nine genes that play a part in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published…

Mice fed fast food diet suffer ‘scary’ loss of synapses in the brain

A study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity provides some of the first evidence that a fast food…

Men with diabetes aren’t so good at taking diet advice and may die earlier as a result

Personally tailored diabetes care reduces mortality in women, but not men, according to research published in Diabetologia, the journal of…

A new pocket device can diagnose a stroke in just 10 minutes

Scientists at Cornell University in the US have developed a device that can diagnose stroke in less than ten minutes…

Medics find pigment in our bile that can protect against heart attacks

Elevated levels of a bile pigment called bilirubin could protect us from cardiovascular disease, according to research carried out at…

Obese children’s brains react differently to the smell of food

For obese children, the smell of food activates the area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of…

Higher resting heart rate is linked to an increased risk of death

A higher than average resting heart rate can lead to an increased risk of death from all causes, according to…

Walking at a faster pace can halve your risk of heart disease and stroke

In old age, those of us who are most active have a significantly lower risk of future heart attacks and…

Cancer drugs still being assessed for the NHS ‘to be given to patients early’

England’s Cancer Drugs Fund, which pays for drugs the NHS deems unaffordable, is to be overhauled. Under new plans patients…

‘Post-antibiotic’ world looms as drug-resistant bacteria emerges in China

We are on the verge of a ‘post-antibiotic’ world, according to a report published in The Lancet. Researchers in China…

Mixing early rises and long weekend lie-ins is damaging for our health

Routine sleep changes, such as waking up early for work during the week, could raise your risk of developing diabetes…

Drinking coffee every day will raise your chances of a long life

Drinking coffee could reduce your risk of death from heart disease and other illnesses, according to a study published in…

Women with ‘apple-shaped’ bodies are more prone to binge eating

The way women’s bodies store fat could affect their risk of developing eating disorders, according to a study published in…

‘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…