Could an annual injection be a viable alternative to statins?

An Austrian pharmaceutical company has developed a vaccine that could immunise people against high levels of cholesterol, according to new…

Running in the summer sun? Have a hot bath first, researchers say

A long soak in a hot bath is the best way to prepare to exercise in the summer heat, according…

Older aspirin users are three times more likely to experience ‘fatal bleeds’

Older people who take aspirin following stroke or heart attack are at risk of major bleeds, according to a new…

Worried about your liver? Drink more coffee, new research suggests

Drinking more coffee could significantly reduce the risk of liver cancer and fibrosis, according to two separate recent studies. Researchers…

Later meal times ‘make us more likely to put on weight’

Eating meals late in the day makes you more likely to gain weight, and susceptible to conditions including diabetes and…

No, moderate drinking doesn’t ‘damage the brain’

Recent headlines suggest that drinking, even in moderation, can damage the brain. But the data doesn’t support the claim. Researchers…

A handful of nuts a day wards off major diseases

People who eat a handful of nuts a day have a lower risk of cancer and heart disease, according to…

Marriage is good for your health, large study suggests

Married people have better general health than those who are single, according to research at Aston Medical School in Birmingham.…

Can having a stroke turn you into an alcoholic?

Changes in the brain following stroke could make patients more prone to alcoholism, according to research published in the journal…

Can oily fish protect the brain from dementia?

‘Oily fish can beat dementia,’ read the front page of yesterday’s Daily Express. The headline was widely mocked. ‘Great news…