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Long, brisk walks may be better for our weight than sessions in the gym

For people trying to lose weight a brisk walk is more beneficial than a session at the gym, according to…

Why processed foods are bad: they massacre our microbes

Last week the people of the world were in shock when many of their favourite meats were labelled as carcinogenic…

Interrupted sleep is worse than a short sleep and its effects are cumulative

A short amount of sleep can be more beneficial than a longer period of interrupted sleep, according to a study…

Butter is not your enemy. Decades of dogma got it wrong about saturated fat

Challenging a medical or scientific paradigm can be seriously bad for your health, as any heretic, from Galileo to John…

Bacon may cause cancer but here is why you shouldn’t be worried

The presenter Karl Pilkington once said that if he could be a super hero he would like to be ‘Bullshit…

South West good, Merseyside bad: for cancer diagnosis where you live matters

New analysis of health data by Cancer Research UK has shown that where you live is a major factor in…

A wonder drug could eradicate Aids. So why isn’t it offered in Britain?

You have probably never heard of Truvada, but it is a pharmacological breakthrough that has the potential to consign Aids…

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…