Dark chocolate strengthens the heart

Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to a new…

Four coffees a day slashes early death risk

Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to a new study by Spanish researchers. The…

Less REM sleep linked with dementia

People who get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to new research…

So-called ‘good cholesterol’ increases risk of early death

People with high levels of ‘good cholesterol’ have a higher mortality rate than people with normal levels, according to new…

Protein discovered that ‘turns off’ desire for alcohol

Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre have discovered a protective response in the liver that could be targeted…

Prostate cancer blood biomarker discovered

Metabolite patterns in the blood are indicative of prostate cancer risk, according to new research published in the journal BioMed…

Women stressed in early adulthood ‘significantly more likely’ to have a miscarriage

A history of stress can increase the risk of miscarriage by up to 42 per cent, according to a new…

Eye scan reveals Alzheimer’s years before symptoms appear

For decades, the only way to officially diagnose Alzheimer’s disease was by analysing a patient’s brain during a postmortem. More…

Newly discovered painkiller could replace addictive opioids

Researchers from the University of Texas have discovered what they say is a powerful painkiller that acts on a previously…

Eating late at night increases sunburn risk the following day

Eating at abnormal times disrupts the biological clock of the skin, including the daytime potency of an enzyme that protects…