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…