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Poor mental health raises risk of physical diseases in later life

New research published in the online journal PLOS ONE suggests that depression raises the risk of arthritis and digestive diseases,…

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A low-carb diet may help to prevent diabetes, but this study doesn’t prove it

Eating three low-carb meals within 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance by more than 30 per cent, according to a…

Twins live longer ‘because close relationships are good for us’

Twins live longer than the general population, according to an analysis of almost 3,000 pairs of twins published in the…

Butter ‘is healthier than the bread you are spreading it on’

Butter isn’t as bad for us as we’ve been told and doesn’t increase the risk of heart disease, according to…

Workaholics ‘more likely to suffer from ADHD, OCD and depression’

Spending long hours at work may raise your risk of suffering from ADHD, OCD, depression and anxiety, according to research…

Study hints at power of gut bacteria to protect against cancer

Several studies have suggested that bacteria in the gut could be used to reduce the risk of certain types of…

A new pocket device can diagnose a stroke in just 10 minutes

Scientists at Cornell University in the US have developed a device that can diagnose stroke in less than ten minutes…

People over the age of 50 ‘becoming smarter, but also less fit’

Older people are becoming more intelligent, but also less fit, according to a study carried out in Germany by the…