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…

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…