cardiovascular disease

Blood test can reveal cardiovascular disease risk

A new blood test developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield could provide a clue as to why some…

Dog owners live longer

Dog owners have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death than non-dog owners, according to the results of a…

A handful of nuts a day wards off major diseases

People who eat a handful of nuts a day have a lower risk of cancer and heart disease, according to…

How healthy is it to be ‘fat but fit’?

‘No such thing as “fat but fit”, major study finds,’ ran the headline in the Guardian. The BBC report was…

Marriage is good for your health, large study suggests

Married people have better general health than those who are single, according to research at Aston Medical School in Birmingham.…

beach

Is a two-week beach holiday really that bad for your health?

Just two weeks of inactivity in healthy young people can reduce muscle mass and lead to an increased risk of…

Social smokers ‘have the same heart risk as regular smokers’

Social smokers have the same risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol as those who smoke every day, according to…

A diet drink a day may raise your risk of a stroke

Drinking an artificially sweetened drink every day is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing stroke and dementia, according…

Cycling to work ‘halves your risk of heart disease and cancer’

Daily cycling appears to reduce our risk of premature death by 40 per cent, according to a study carried out…

Can eating handfuls of peanuts at every meal ward off heart disease?

‘Want a healthy heart? Make sure you get enough peanuts,’ ran the headline at Mail Online. The Daily Express added…

exercise

Does exercise help if you have cancer? Here’s what we know

Exercise is a wonder drug. It’s a miracle cure. It’s a panacea. If it was a drug, doctors would be…

exercise

Exercise wards off heart disease whatever your weight

Overweight or obese people with low levels of physical activity are a third more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, according…

beer

How a typo tricked the media: half a beer a week won’t harm your health

Eggs were on faces yesterday after some astonishingly bad science reporting in sections of the media. In articles that have…

Donald Trump

What I’d say to Donald Trump if I were his doctor

In case you’ve just returned from a nearby planet, there’s been some mention in the news recently of the newly…

high blood pressure

Just how promising is that ‘miracle’ pill for high blood pressure?

A new combination of four blood pressure drugs — the ‘quadpill’ — could be twice as effective as existing treatments,…

heart attack risk

New blood test may lead to better predictions of heart attack risk

A compound produced in the gut is a reliable indicator of major heart problems in patients arriving at A&E, according…

optimism

Being optimistic lowers your risk of several major diseases

Optimistic women are less likely to develop deadly diseases, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.…

aspirin

Wider aspirin use would help more people live past 80

Taking a low dose of aspirin daily can lower the risk of heart disease and cancer in people aged over…