People over the age of 50 ‘becoming smarter, but also less fit’

Older people are becoming more intelligent, but also less fit, according to a study carried out in Germany by the…

Can’t bear sleeping less than seven hours? A study says your instincts are right

Insufficient sleep is a ‘public health epidemic’, according to the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The organisation links…

Dementia patients are getting younger — and researchers think pollution is to blame

Early-onset dementia is becoming increasingly common, according to a study by researchers at Bournemouth University. People in their late 40s…

Spicy food ‘might help us to live longer’

There is new evidence which suggests that eating spicy food is linked with longevity. Spice’s active ingredient, capsaicin, has anti-obesity,…

Cancer survival in England is ‘lagging behind’ in the west

According to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer, England has one of the lowest cancer survival rates…

Gene mutation ‘can make us 10 times more vulnerable to severe addiction’

A study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry reveals that a gene mutation could make us 10 times more vulnerable…

Breast cancer may be spotted years earlier thanks to discovery of biomarker

Researchers from Imperial College London have found a breast cancer biomarker in blood. This opens up the possibility of a…

Lack of British sunshine means we are now advised to take a vitamin D pill every day

New draft guidelines by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition suggest that everyone in the UK should take vitamin D…

Study finds key factor behind kidney disease

According to research published in the journal Nature Communications, patients with higher levels of a certain protein are at greater…

Why do we age? Scientists uncover a small part of the mystery

Why do we age? Scientists at Berlin’s Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology have made a discovery which could help answer…

E-cigarettes vary greatly in the amount of nicotine they produce, says study

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the developed world. According to Ash (Action on Smoking and…

Antibiotic resistance could ‘finish’ modern medicine – so don’t push the GP for those pills

Research published by the Wellcome Trust has found that most people, if they have heard of antibiotic resistance at all,…

Prostate cancer isn’t one disease, it’s five

After suicide and heart disease, prostate cancer is one of the most common causes of death for men in Britain.…

Why the bacteria in your intestines could be making you depressed

The bacteria in your intestines could be inducing anxiety and depression, according to new research carried out by scientists at…

The search for the holy grail of Alzheimer’s Disease

For scientists investigating Alzheimer’s Disease, a ‘biomarker’ is the holy grail. For example, doctors can test blood for the particular…

Could antibiotics help to reduce the risk of stomach cancer?

Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death worldwide. But according to new analysis published by The…

Researchers establish that more intelligent people do live longer

The link between intelligence and lifespan is genetic, according to new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers…

Research brings promise of universal flu vaccine, protecting against strains that don’t yet exist

According to new research published in mBio, the online journal of the American Society for Microbiology, scientists may be able…