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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

Why the use of CEASE therapy on children with autism is wrong

This unproven and controversial theory argues that autism can be treated through the elimination of toxins in a child’s body

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

Dear Julie: how do I find a lasting relationship online?

Julie Burchill answers your sex and relationships dilemmas

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
Selena Gomez

Lupus disease: how Selena Gomez shone a light on a rare autoimmune disorder

This rare condition is notoriously difficult to diagnose and, as Selena Gomez has discovered, has far-reaching health consequences

1 Oct 2019

Gwyneth Paltrow and the myth of vaginal steaming

Is there any evidence to support the purported health benefits of vaginal steaming – Gwyneth Paltrow’s health fad?

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

When a care home’s not on your ‘to-do’ list

In association with Agincare   Moving into a care home. What were your first thoughts on reading those words? Resignation,…

20 Sep 2019

Is a stand up desk better for your back?

Evidence suggests that people using sit-stand desks were more engaged at work than their chair-bound peers

18 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

Is eating human placenta any good for you?

The purported health benefits of eating placenta are not based on evidence

Dear Julie: should I forget my sex fantasies for the sake of my girlfriend?

Julie Burchill answers your sex and relationship questions

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

The Spartan health spa that nursed my foot injury to recovery

Situated amid a pine forest on the edge of the UNESCO world heritage sight of Mystras and with breathtaking views…

2 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

Can watching pornography cause impotence?

Experts are concerned about the rise of porn addiction and its impact on sexual function

26 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

Can spending time outdoors prevent depression?

Research shows that a regular dose of the natural world can benefit your mental and physical health

21 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

Ebola could become a global emergency

Seeing a crèche set up next to an Ebola Treatment Centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is about as…

7 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