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Heart disease patients should aim to be active, not thin

Increased physical activity, rather than weight loss, gives people with coronary heart disease a longer life, according to a new…

Anti-obesity policies are based on the whims of celebrity chefs – and aren’t helping people lose weight

If you pay a blackmailer once, you will keep being blackmailed, and so it is no surprise that the government’s…

High protein diet ‘increases heart failure risk’

For middle-aged men, eating higher amounts of protein is associated with a slightly elevated risk of heart failure, according to…

Health-at-home devices will save lives and reduce the strain on the NHS

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in the world, impacting between around a fifth and…

The WHO is becoming a glorified lobbying group

Has somebody put a curse on the World Health Organisation? Every time it holds a conference to discuss the ‘epidemic’…

How to interact with relatives with dementia

Over the past few years, awareness surrounding dementia has steadily increased. There are currently 850,000 people living with the condition…

Fitness of boys has declined significantly over past 20 years

Boys, including those of a healthy weight, have become less fit over the past 20 years, according to new research…

New blood test more accurately predicts prostate cancer risk

A new blood test can predict a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer more accurately than the current standard PSA…

Good news for vegetarians – plants can be made to absorb B12

Researchers at the University of Kent have discovered that some plants can absorb vitamin B12. The study has been published…

Most deprived ‘twice as likely’ to develop dementia

Older adults in England with fewer financial resources are more likely to develop dementia, according to new research by University…

Eating yoghurt ‘reduces symptoms of chronic inflammation’

Eating yoghurt lessens the symptoms of chronic inflammation, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition. Yoghurt improves the…

Outdated technology is putting patients at risk – but there’s an app for that

The doctors of today grew up digital, but the UK’s hospitals are a technology time warp. Top down solutions to…

One glass of red wine a day ‘protects against prostate cancer’

Drinking moderate amounts of red wine has a slightly protective effect against prostate cancer, according to new research by the…

New drug could be used to treat baldness

A new drug promotes human hair growth and could be used to treat male-pattern baldness, according to researchers from The…

Researchers identify protein that makes breast cancer fatal

New research has demonstrated that a protein called AXL influences the occurrence of metastasis in breast cancer patients In women…

Measure the weight of children every year? Bring it on

The Times reports on proposals to make weight loss part of Ofsted’s criteria when ranking schools… Schools could be forced…

New pill for breast cancer diagnosis is ‘more effective than a mammogram’

A new method for diagnosing breast cancer could be more effective than a mammogram, according to research by the University…

Anxiety could be a warning sign for dementia, new research suggests

Moderate to severe mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life, according to new research published in the…