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Ugo Ehiogu: why do fit and healthy people suffer cardiac arrests?

The very sad death at the age of 44 of former England footballer Ugo Ehiogu has led many people to…

A diet drink a day may raise your risk of a stroke

Drinking an artificially sweetened drink every day is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing stroke and dementia, according…

Cycling to work ‘halves your risk of heart disease and cancer’

Daily cycling appears to reduce our risk of premature death by 40 per cent, according to a study carried out…

hay fever

Hay fever season is upon us. Here’s how to escape pollen pain

It’s that time of year again when my surgery waiting room starts to fill up with people sneezing, rubbing their…

depression

Depression, a disease of the mind? Actually our immune system could be the culprit

When the journalist Bryony Gordon wrote about her struggle with depression she was taken aback by her readers’ reaction. In…

jam

Anti-sugar campaigners have gone after jam. They’ve picked the wrong spread

Action on Sugar’s usual gimmick is to read the nutritional information on food labels, collate the figures and then alert…

Can eating too much fruit trigger gestational diabetes?

Women who eat large amounts of fruit during pregnancy may have a higher risk of gestational diabetes. A new study…

Each hour of running ‘adds seven hours to your life’

For every hour spent running, your lifespan increases by an average of seven hours, up to a maximum of about…

Meet our unlikely new ally in the battle against lethal bacteria

A molecule found in the blood of Komodo dragons can help to heal infected wounds, according to research at George…

Why debates with alternative health gurus so often turn ugly

‘They would say that, wouldn’t they?’ This bon mot has been attributed, not entirely correctly, to Mandy Rice-Davies giving witness…