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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…

killifish

Can a gut bacteria transplant make us young again? It worked for fish

Older fish live longer if they consume microbes from the faecal matter of younger fish, according to a study by…

bowel cancer

Two months on antibiotics may raise your risk of bowel cancer

Long-term antibiotic users are more likely to develop adenomas, or bowel polyps, a common and usually benign growth that can…

Marmite

Could a teaspoon of Marmite a day protect your brain?

New research suggests that eating a teaspoon of Marmite a day may improve brain function and potentially ward off neurological…

I am addicted to these bathroom scales. I think they might be the future of health

These days it often feels like there are 20 million different gadgets or apps thrust under your nose, each promising…

Antidepressants are often ineffective. Can a blood test change that?

Researchers claim that a blood test can identify which medication is most likely to effectively treat depression, according to a…

Vitamin D pills may not protect against cancer after all

Vitamin D has been hailed by some as the ‘silver bullet’ for cancer. But, according to a new study in…

Have we entered the age of the cure?

What keeps health professionals up at night? Well, the pressure on the NHS has never been greater and the crisis…

Public health campaigns may prolong lives. But save money? That’s fiction

There is a common misconception that public health initiatives save money in the long run by preventing healthcare costs further…