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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…

Fitness trackers are no magic answer for weight loss

Wearable pedometers do not appear to help with weight loss, according to research published in JAMA. The two-year study, at…

People classed as overweight are less likely to die early

People who are classed as overweight are least likely to die from any cause, according to a study published in…

A new drug to replace statins? Don’t believe the hype

A new drug can halve levels of bad cholesterol without the damaging side effects of statins, researchers writing in the…

Prescription pills ‘no better than patches’ for smokers who want to quit

The three most common ways to quit smoking are all equally effective, according to a study published in the online…