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The evidence keeps on growing: alcohol’s health benefits are no old wives’ tale

You may recall the Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, telling us in January that there is ‘no safe level of…

Loneliness is bad for your health. Now we are closer to knowing why

Harvard researchers have discovered a new link between loneliness and poor health. They found that people with fewer social connections…

Taking aspirin raises your chance of surviving a stroke

Patients who take 75mg of aspirin a day, or other blood-thinning medication, are more likely to survive if they have…

The ‘low-fat’ dark ages are over — evidence shows the Mediterranean diet is best

More evidence has been forthcoming this week regarding the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet and its positive impact on health.…

Traffic noise ‘increases your risk of a heart attack’

Exposure to traffic noise increases your risk of having a heart attack, according to research published in the journal Deutsches…

Does marriage help or harm your health? It depends who does the housework

Elizabeth Gilbert, in her book Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, offers a bleak picture of what the state…

A diet of oily fish and nuts helps to keep heart attacks at bay

A diet of oily fish, nuts and seeds can reduce the likelihood of heart attacks by as much as ten…

Are all alternative therapies useless? Not quite. Here are three that work

In my last article I stated that alternative treatments are therapies that either have not been proven to work or…

A blood test to predict a heart attack? Don’t hold your breath

Headlines have claimed that a blood test can reveal the likelihood of a patient developing coronary heart disease in the…

Is conventional wisdom on cholesterol about to be turned upside down?

New research has found no link between high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol and mortality, challenging the prevailing wisdom of the…