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Watching TV for three hours a day raises your risk of an early death

According to research published in the December issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, too much time spent watching…

The latest ‘science’ on sugar is so flawed it tells us nothing whatsoever

Robert Lustig is a Californian scientist and anti-sugar campaigner who became a minor internet sensation with his YouTube video, The…

Alzheimer’s gene linked to poor navigation skills early in life

According to research published in the journal Science, young adults with a genetically increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease have…

Cheese, ‘as addictive as crack cocaine’? Heavy users don’t need to worry

‘Cheese is “as addictive” as heroin, say scientists’. ‘Cheese is like crack, according to research’. ‘Shock study reveals cheese is…

Daylight Saving Time is more than a nuisance — it may be wreaking havoc on our health

God, it was difficult staying up to watch Downton Abbey last night, wasn’t it? After supper at an unfeasibly early…

One fact the sugar tax report misses out: our consumption has been falling for years

Public Health England’s long-awaited report on sugar was published yesterday. I say ‘long awaited’ but hardly anybody had heard of…

Want to do well at work? Find a job you feel invested in

Workers who feel an emotional attachment to their jobs are more psychologically healthy, according to a study published in the…

IVF can be horrible. Adding a cancer scare to the ordeal is just nasty

Most of us, if we’re in our 30s or later, know someone who’s had to go through IVF. The fertility…

Wear clothing that can be easily removed

12 tips for a better GP appointment

You have ten minutes. Here’s how to make the most of them

We are becoming a dementia nation

For years, the signs have not been promising. But there may be the beginnings of hope

The surprising gains of weight loss surgery

Bariatric or weight loss surgery has in recent years been hailed as the solution to the obesity epidemic. As more…

Unhealthy attitude

Workplace stress can prove lethal

Past research has shown that stress can increase the risk of health problems like heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease,…

A side order of luteolin

A herbal helper for HRT

In order to counter the unwanted effects of the menopause, millions of women around the world receive hormone replacement therapy…

Drink sweeteners and the real deal

Do ‘diet’ versions of drinks actually work? Switching from sugar to sweetener-flavoured soft drinks is a popular strategy when people…

Dropping off after lunch is good for you

Apparently the siesta — so beloved on the Continent — might actually be good for you. New research has found…

Eat nuts, stay sane

Eat healthier foods and don’t go nuts

We all know the benefits of eating a healthy diet for our physical health. It’s been shown to help protect…

Notes on notes

Something has been lost with the digitising of medical notes

The hearts of men and women grow old in different ways

According to a study published in the journal Radiology, the main pumping chamber of the heart ages differently in men…