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No, cancer patients don’t need to give up chocolate

Cancer patients should avoid chocolate, according to Daily Mail Online. ‘Ingredient found to make tumours spread around the body —…

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Why diets don’t work: ‘obesity-causing’ bacteria linger in the gut

New research published in the journal Nature suggests that intestinal microbes play an unexpectedly important role in recurrent obesity —…

Has human lifespan reached its natural limit?

It may not be possible to extend the lifespan of humans beyond 125 years, a study published in Nature has…

Hyped-up Alzheimer’s drug: too early to tell if this really is a breakthrough

An early trial of an Alzheimer’s drug suggests it may benefit patients in the earliest stages of the disease. The…

Asian fruit extract could dissolve kidney stones, study suggests

A compound found in citrus fruit can dissolve calcium oxalate crystals, which form the most common kind of human kidney…

Trees save lives: why doctors are prescribing forest walks

The sense of wellbeing that walking in a wood provides is tangible. Strolling through dappled sunlight, the peppery smell of…

Living near green spaces may help you live longer

People who have access to green spaces live longer, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.…

Imaging technology can spot heart problems at a glance

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have developed a monitoring device that they say will improve detection…