Most ignore bowel cancer screening that could cut deaths by nearly half

According to a report published in the Journal of Medical Screening, more than half of people invited to take bowel…

Alzheimer’s disease is not one illness but has three distinct types

Alzheimer’s disease consists of three distinct subtypes, according to a study carried out by researchers at the University of California…

‘Our chairs are slowly killing us’: sitting down too much raises the risk of liver disease

Prolonged periods of sitting increases the prevalence of NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), according to research published in the Journal…

Why playing outside is good for children’s eyesight

According to a study carried out by researchers at the University of Guangzhou, children who spend more time outdoors are…

Time to buy a smaller plate? Over-eating blamed on larger portion sizes

Researchers at Cambridge University say that people who eat too much do so because portion sizes are often too large.…

The Mediterranean diet: a miracle cure or PR triumph?

Food fads come and go, and nutritionists will always argue about the perfect diet, as if such a thing exists.…

A daily portion of fish is likely to lower your risk of depression

According to researchers from China’s Qingdao University, eating a daily portion of fish could prevent depression. The researchers pooled data…

Gene sequence linked to longer life and a reduced risk of cancer

According to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, a DNA sequence variation allows certain individuals to live long…

Cancer ‘sponge’ can spot and absorb tumour cells as they start to spread

According to research published in the journal Nature Communications, US researchers have developed a ‘sponge-like’ implant that can trap cancer…

Test to find your ‘real age’ could be used to predict Alzheimer’s

According to research published in the journal Genome Biology, scientists at King’s College have detected a ‘gene signature’ which could…

A vitamin C pill may be just as helpful for your arteries as going for a walk

Taking vitamin C supplements can have some of the same cardiovascular benefits as exercise, according to research carried out by…

Aspirin ‘could help immune system fight cancer’

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have made a discovery that they say could boost the power of immunotherapy treatments,…

Fizzy drinks linked to heart attacks? Don’t believe the headlines

A study by Japanese researchers, which claims that fizzy drinks are ‘associated’ with heart attacks, has generated the headlines it…

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…