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…

Multiple sclerosis starts later for people who spend their summers in the sun

According to a study published in the journal Neurology, environmental factors play a greater part in the development of multiple…

The secret to healthy bones? It’s not just about drinking milk

Our nutritional needs for bone health change as we age, according to a study published in the journal Osteoporosis International.…

Scientists discover a new way to stop cancer cells spreading

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Francis Crick Institute have discovered a new way to stop cancer cells…

An ‘exercise pill’ is closer to being a reality than you think

Researchers from the University of Sydney have mapped the effects exercise has on our bodies at a molecular level, creating…

Bad news for night owls: late sleepers are more likely to gain weight

People who go to bed late are more likely to gain weight, according to a study by researchers at the…

Intense exercise lasting just eight minutes can improve teenagers’ health

Teenagers who exercise three times a week for between eight and ten minutes reduce their risk of developing heart conditions,…

Belief in your own willpower is likely to make you happier

A study published in the Journal of Personality has found that people who have more faith in their own willpower…

Aspirin ‘doubled the survival rate of cancer patients’

Aspirin is already known to raise survival rates for bowel cancer. Now a study carried out by researchers at Leiden…

Women who drink beer in moderation ‘reduce their risk of a heart attack’

Women who drink moderate amounts of beer lower their risk of a heart attack by 30 per cent, according to…

Trans fats are now said to be ‘safe at low levels’

According to a study carried out by researchers at Heidelberg University, low levels of trans fats (or trans fatty acids)…

Young Europeans ‘may lead shorter lives than their grandparents’

The World Health Organisation has warned that the current generation of young people in Europe may live shorter lives than…

Game-changer for diabetes: insulin ‘dimmer switch’ discovered

Research published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation has identified a ‘dimmer switch’ that controls the amount of insulin produced…

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…