Alcoholism is ‘more damaging to male brains’

Men are more susceptible to the negative long-term effects of alcohol, according to new study by the University of Eastern…

Plant extract that ‘suppresses appetite’ discovered

An extract from salacia, a plant native to India and Sri Lanka, has demonstrated appetite reduction, satiety and blood sugar…

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…

Binge-watching television linked with insomnia and fatigue

Young adults who binge-watch television series are more likely to have fatigue, insomnia and a generally poor quality of sleep,…

New blood test could ‘transform’ cancer diagnosis

A new type of test can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the…

Marijuana users risk death from high blood pressure

People who smoke marijuana are three times more likely to die as a result of high blood pressure, according to…

Diabetes and high blood pressure increase Alzheimer’s risk

People with vascular health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure, have a greater chance of dementia later in life,…

Drink black tea and red wine to limit flu symptoms, researchers say

A compound found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries can prevent severe flu infections in mice,…

Coming off statins makes a second stroke ‘significantly more likely’

Coming off statins soon after a stroke could increase the likelihood of a second stroke, according to a new study…