‘I told you I was ill’ – the importance of patient communication

When analyzing reviews of hospitals on Yelp, researchers from Penn Medicine found that the word most associated with negative reviews,…

New blood test ‘objectively measures pain’

A test developed by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers can objectively measure levels of pain, according to a report…

Measles infections reach a ten year high

A record number of people have been affected by the measles virus in 2018, according to a new report by…

Eating healthily ‘significantly improves mood’

There is a positive association between the quantity of fruit and vegetables consumed and people’s self-reported mental well-being, according to…

New biosensor could provide early lung cancer diagnosis, research shows

Graphene – a strong material made from layers of single carbon atoms – could hold the key to unlocking the…

Statins reduce risk of major cardiovascular events ‘regardless of age’

Statin therapy reduces major vascular events, and a new meta-analysis shows this is the case even in patients over 75…

Is it better to lose weight quickly or gradually?

It makes no difference to overall health whether you lose weight slowly or quickly, according to new research by York…

Sleep deprivation accelerates brain damage caused by Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that sleep deprivation increases levels of the key…

Zinc deficiency ‘plays a role in high blood pressure’

Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to hypertension by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium, according to a new study published in…

Simply climbing stairs can boost cardiovascular health, new study claims

A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research…

Staying fit ‘cuts heart attack risk in half’

Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase your risk of a future heart attack, even if you have no symptoms of a…

Plant-based diet benefits heart health, endurance and recovery in athletes

A new review published in the journal Nutrients adds further evidence to the theory that plant-based athletes benefit from improvements in heart…

Sweeteners aren’t healthier than sugar, new study review suggests

There is no evidence to indicate health benefits of sweeteners over sugar, and potential harms cannot be ruled out, according…

Two compounds in coffee beans ‘slow progression of Parkinson’s’

Researchers have found a compound in coffee that, together with caffeine, fights Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia – two…

Drinking orange juice daily ‘cuts dementia risk by almost 50 per cent’

Middle-aged men who drink orange juice daily may be lowering their chances of cognitive decline, according to a new study…

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

There is a growing body of evidence that those who stay up late have an increased risk of ill health…

Lung conditions kill more in the UK than other European countries

Death rates from respiratory illnesses are higher in the UK than similar countries in Europe, North America and Australia, according…

Stress is easier to cope with in the morning, new study suggests

Stressful events in the evening release less of the body’s stress hormones than those that happen in the morning, according…

Smoking rates plummet as vaping becomes more popular

A new study examining the relationship between vaping and smoking finds that cigarette smoking dramatically decreased between 2013 and 2017, just…

Weightlifting for just an hour a week reduces stroke risk

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by…

New phone app can identify heart attacks ‘with near accuracy of ECG’

A smartphone app that monitors heart activity can determine if someone is having an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (a heart attack…

Calories burn faster in the evening, new research shows

The number of calories people burn while at rest changes with the time of day, according to new research by…

Drinking coffee ‘reduces likelihood of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s’

Drinking coffee could protect against both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, according to new research by the Krembil Brain Institute. The…

Eating cheese reduces risk of heart disease, study claims

Men who eat fermented dairy products such as cheese, yoghurt and sour milk have a reduced risk of coronary heart…

Plant-based diet ‘best for type 2 diabetes’

A plant-based diet is associated with improved psychological health, a reduction in some of the known risk factors for type…

Early death ‘twice as likely’ in most deprived parts of England

Rates of premature mortality are two times higher in the most deprived areas of England, compared to the most affluent…