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exercise

Short bursts of intense exercise ‘best at delaying the ageing process’

As we age the amount of energy our cells can produce gradually wanes. A new study shows that short bursts…

st john's wort

Robust evidence is in: this herbal remedy is as effective as antidepressants

People tend to like good news, and I am not much different. I am constantly searching the recent medical literature…

Does a Mediterranean diet really protect against breast cancer?

‘Mediterranean diet could slash risk of deadly breast cancer by 40 per cent,’ said the headlines in the Telegraph and…

hay fever

Probiotics can ease the symptoms of hay fever

Taking a probiotic combination could reduce hay fever symptoms, according to a study at the University of Florida. The researchers…

smoke-free NHS

For many, a ‘truly smoke-free NHS’ would be an act of cruelty

Public Health England has announced plans to persuade NHS trusts to ban smoking on all their premises in an effort…

healthy diet

You can eat a healthy diet for next to nothing. Here’s the proof

It is a common belief in some circles that a healthy diet is unaffordable. Last year, the chair of the…

ovarian cancer

A blood test every four months can pick up ovarian cancer early

Taking a blood test every four months could be the best way for women at high risk of ovarian cancer…

birds

Just looking at birds may help to keep you happier

The more birds you see on any given afternoon, the less likely you are to be stressed and anxious, according…

kim jong-nam

VX nerve agent and Kim Jong-nam: a murder that doesn’t add up

Even Ian Fleming would have balked at getting James Bond involved in the plot. Half-brother of half-mad dictator gets attacked…

10 a day

Ten a day of fruit and veg: how good is the evidence?

Eating more than five portions of fruit and vegetables a day greatly reduces the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer…