Higher protein intake has no effect on lean mass in older men

Many experts in nutrition recommend a higher intake of protein for older adults. However, few rigorous studies have evaluated whether…

Optimistic people ‘less likely to have heart attacks’

Optimistic people are more likely to have healthy hearts, according to a new study of more than 4,900 people carried…

Increased heart rate with low blood pressure could be early sign of Parkinson’s

A bedside test that matches a change in heart rate with a drop in blood pressure after a patient stands…

Slow walking speed ‘could be sign of dementia’

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia, according to a new study published…

‘Game changing’ antibiotic can kill superbugs

A ‘game changing’ new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesised and used to treat an…

Food supplements ‘could be used in early treatment of psychosis’

Nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment,…

Male contraceptive found to be safe in early trials

A new birth control pill for men – called dimethandrolone undecanoate or DMAU – is safe when used every day…

A high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss in type 2 diabetes patients

Eating a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, according to new research by…

Smoking causes hearing loss, new research finds

The dangers of smoking are well established. But now a new and novel effect of the habit has been discovered.…

Giving birth ‘ages a woman by 11 years’

Women who have given birth have shorter telomeres, according to a recent study by George Mason University researchers in their…

Heart attacks more likely after sudden falls in temperature, study finds

Sudden swings in temperature are associated with a significant increase in the number of heart attacks, according to a new…

Beetroot supplements increase exercise capacity after heart failure

Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new study published in…

Depressed people have lower levels of arginine, study finds

People with major depressive disorder (MDD) have reduced arginine levels, according to a new study by the University of Eastern…

For older men, total volume of exercise matters more than consistency

Exercising for just a few minutes a day is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, according…

Excess calcium may play a role in development of Parkinson’s

Excessive levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of…

Pioneering neuroscience identifies molecular pattern of psychiatric disorders

Most medical disorders have well-defined physical characteristics seen in tissues, organs and bodily fluids. Psychiatric disorders, in contrast, are define…

This new device tests the strength of cells – and it could speed up drug trials

Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual…

Pets improve your mental health, new study suggests

It is estimated that there are 10 million cats and 11.5 million dogs kept as pets in the UK –…