Planetary health diet ‘unaffordable’ for quarter of the population

A new study estimates that the so-called planetary health diet, which is meant to improve both human and planetary health,…

8 Nov 2019

Obesity and smoking behind significant increase in liver cancer deaths

Liver cancer deaths have increased by around 50 per cent in the last decade and have tripled since records began,…

1 Nov 2019

Chronic itching ‘associated with depression and suicidal thoughts’

Itching is a very common symptom in patients suffering from skin diseases. In a new study on the psychological burden…

30 Oct 2019

Valium prescriptions ‘almost 50 per cent higher in deprived areas of England’

Prescriptions for drugs to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and sleep problems are highest in the most deprived areas in England,…

25 Oct 2019
exercise

Exercise before breakfast ‘burns fat twice as quickly’

By changing the timing of when you eat and exercise, you can exert control over your blood sugar levels –…

18 Oct 2019

Newly developed capsule removes the need for injections

Many drugs can’t be taken orally because they are broken down in the gastrointestinal tract before they can take effect.…

9 Oct 2019

Morning sickness ‘associated with higher autism risk’

Children whose mothers had severe form of a morning sickness during pregnancy are 53 per cent more likely to be…

4 Oct 2019

Brexit referendum ‘triggered psychotic episode’

Political events can take a serious toll on mental health, a doctor has warned in the journal BMJ Case Reports,…

2 Oct 2019

Vitamin D and fish oil show promise in cancer prevention

Vitamin D and fish oil can help to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease, according to the results of a new…

25 Sep 2019

Contraceptive pill ‘increases type 2 diabetes risk’

New research shows that use of the contraceptive pill and longer menstrual cycles are associated with a higher risk of…

16 Sep 2019

Short people ‘significantly more likely’ to develop type 2 diabetes

Being short is associated with a significantly higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in Diabetologia…

11 Sep 2019

New therapeutic angle in fight against Alzheimer’s

Mitochondrial calcium transport remodelling (the body’s attempt to compensate for flagging energy production and metabolic dysfunction) fuels the decline in…

4 Sep 2019

Excess body fat increases depression risk

Carrying just ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen per cent. The more fat,…

28 Aug 2019

Dog owners have healthier hearts

Owning a dog helps maintain a healthy heart, according to the first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study. The…

23 Aug 2019

Antibiotic use ‘linked with heightened cancer risk’

Antibiotic use is linked to a heightened risk of bowel cancer, according to new research published in the journal Gut. The…

21 Aug 2019

Sleep apnoea linked with elevated cancer risk

Women with severe sleep apnoea appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer, according to a new study…

16 Aug 2019

Blood pressure control ‘slows age-related brain damage’

Researchers from the US National Institutes of Health have found that intensively controlling a person’s blood pressure is more effective at…

14 Aug 2019

Compound in feverfew shown to kill cancer cells

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have produced a compound with anti-cancer properties directly from feverfew, a common flowering garden…

2 Aug 2019

Cannabis increases inflammation in the brain

Increasing endocannabinoids in the brain may cause inflammation in specific areas such as the cerebellum, which is associated with problems…

31 Jul 2019

When you eat is as important as what you eat

Meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the day appear to help people lose weight by…

23 Jul 2019

Most supplements have no discernible health benefits

Almost all vitamin, mineral and other nutrient supplements or diets cannot be linked to longer life or protection from heart…

17 Jul 2019

Quorn protein ‘twice as effective’ for building muscle

A study from the University of Exeter has found that mycoprotein, the protein-rich food source that is unique to Quorn…

3 Jul 2019

Sweeteners are harmful to gut bacteria and liver function – IN MICE

In an attempt to establish the safety of zero-calorie sweeteners, researchers from the US National Institutes of Health fed them…

26 Jun 2019

Researchers create ‘ibuprofen gel’ that can be absorbed through the skin

Chemical engineers at MIT have devised a new way to create very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another…

20 Jun 2019

Researchers develop cardiac arrest detection for smart speakers

Tens of thousands of people die every year from cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating. People experiencing cardiac…

17 Jun 2019

Linguistic analysis can accurately predict psychosis

A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people’s language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis – the frequent…

14 Jun 2019