Health

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

Dear Julie: is it OK that my boyfriend goes to strip clubs?

Julie Burchill answers your sex and relationships questions in her Pillow Talk column

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

7 ways to keep fit outdoors this summer

Make the most of the sunshine by getting fit outdoors – from rooftop yoga to military fitness

16 Jul 2019

How nanny statists made hospitals hostile to obese people

Last week, The Sun dubbed hundreds of obese Brits ‘moaners’ for complaining about NHS staff treating them rudely because of their weight.…

12 Jul 2019

Dear Julie: what do I do about my boyfriend’s secret sex toy?

Julie Burchill answers your sex and relationships questions in her new column Pillow Talk

How to exercise after giving birth

It can be difficult to work out when and how to exercise after giving birth. Here’s what the research says.

8 Jul 2019