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Struggling to lose weight? ‘Maintain, don’t gain’ to avoid heart failure

Gaining weight – even a small amount – may alter the structure and function of heart muscle, according to a…

New approach to Alzheimer’s ‘a scalpel instead of a sledgehammer’

New research by the the University of British Columbia could lead to an Alzheimer’s treatment that gives patients ‘many more…

New study links sweeteners with weight gain and increased risk of diabetes

Artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame, sucralose and stevia) may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity,…

Immunotherapy works. Why isn’t it routinely available on the NHS?

When Evelyn O’Flynn was diagnosed with stage four non-small cell lung cancer, after seeing the doctor about neck pain, she was…

The NHS tops the chart again – for avoidable deaths and poor health outcomes

The Commonwealth Fund is a US think tank that campaigns for reform to the American healthcare system. In particular, it…

Juicing? You’re just drinking sugar

Do you juice? Do you start your day with the roar of a Vitamix, the howl of a Nutribullet, the…

Could tramadol solve the opioid crisis?

In 2015, 52,000 deaths in the US were attributed to opioid use. Now William Brownfield, the country’s Assistant Secretary of…

One night of interrupted sleep increases levels of ‘brain plaque’ linked with Alzheimer’s

Just one night of disrupted sleep in healthy adults causes an increase in amyloid beta, a brain protein associated with…

Workplace stress is costing British companies a fortune

Workplace stress and poor working mental health is costing British companies a fortune. Stuttering productivity, extended absence and falling staff…

A high-fat diet limits the brain’s ability to regulate food intake

Eating too much fat can cause the region of the brain that regulates food intake to malfunction, according to new…