News & Analysis

Ignore the headlines: Czechs aren’t the ‘unhealthiest people in the world’

When the Nanny State Index (which I edit) was published a few months ago, the Czech Republic came at the bottom the…

Old people should eat steak well-done, researchers say

A new study suggests that people over the age of 65 should eat beef well done to get the most…

New blood test detects myocardial infarction ‘within 15 minutes’

A new type of blood test can determine if a person has had a heart attack in less than 20…

Diabetes drug could be used to promote weight loss

There is an effective medical alternative to surgery that physicians can offer to patients with obesity, according to new research…

Common asthma drug ‘stops the spread of prostate cancer’

Researchers from the University of York have discovered that a protein in bone marrow acts like a ‘magnetic docking station’…

People who eat nuts gain less weight

People who include nuts in their diet are more likely to reduce weight gain and lower the risk of overweight…

Can sleep deprivation be used to treat depression?

Sleep deprivation – typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings – ‘rapidly’ reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of patients,…

Cells can be ‘programmed’ to fight disease

Cells can be programmed to fight cancer, influenza and other serious health conditions according to new research by the University…

Sore muscles after a session at the gym? Drink beetroot juice, researchers say

Beetroot helps muscles recover after intense exercise, according to new research by the University of Northumbria. Red beetroot is a…

Artificial sweeteners increase diabetes risk in just two weeks

Artificial sweeteners can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research by the University of Adelaide…