Health

The best spa breaks to buy her for Valentine’s Day

Beat the winter blues with a stay in one of these spa hotels, just a hop and a skip from London.

21 Jan 2020

Short of breath? You could be suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease occurs as a result of narrow airways and damaged air sacs in the lungs but how is it treated?

20 Jan 2020

Inside London’s most exclusive gyms: from The RAC to The Ned

Start the New Year’s fitness drive as you mean to go on – with style and panache

13 Jan 2020

Researchers develop universal flu vaccine

A vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing long-lasting protection against the influenza virus, showing promise…

8 Jan 2020

Common medical conditions explained: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is difficult to diagnose but, in many cases, can be alleviated with probiotics

6 Jan 2020

Five ways to improve your health in 2020

We all know we need to watch our diet and exercise more but here are some practical steps to help make your health goals achievable

3 Jan 2020
Fred Sirieix in Road Trip with Gordon Ramsey and Gino D’Acampo

How to lose weight in the New Year: top tips from celebrity chefs

Famous foodies reveal how to shed those Christmas pounds

30 Dec 2019

Coffee ‘significantly reduces type 2 diabetes risk’

Coffee reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 60 per cent – but only filtered coffee,…

20 Dec 2019

Slavoj Žižek: Human sexuality is innately perverse

Many politically correct feminists aggressively dismiss Freud and psychoanalysis in general as outdated. I myself was recently attacked in Austria…

17 Dec 2019

Children born through IVF ‘twice as likely to get cancer’

Children born as a result of IVF have a higher risk for certain types of cancer, according to new research…

11 Dec 2019

Common medical conditions explained: Iron deficiency anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia is caused by a shortage of red blood cells but how is it treated?

9 Dec 2019

E-cigarettes do not boost pneumonia risk, study finds

Exposure to e-cigarette vapour has no impact on the ability of Streptococcus pneumoniae to infect mouse models, according to new…

4 Dec 2019

How is Leukaemia treated?

Clive James lived with bone marrow cancer for nearly 10 years and, in the later stages, was treated with a drug called ibrutinib

2 Dec 2019

British scientists develop at-home test for prostate cancer

A test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home, according to new research…

29 Nov 2019

Common medical conditions explained: Eczema

Eczema is thought to affect up to 15 million people in the UK. But what are the symptoms and how is it treated?

22 Nov 2019

Cancer survivors more than twice as likely to die from stroke

People living with, or having survived cancer are more likely to die from stroke than the general public, according to…

21 Nov 2019

Prince Andrew’s alleged sweating problem is rarely linked to trauma

This weekend’s Newsnight interview between Prince Andrew and Emily Maitlis has generated much coverage around the world, with several parts…

18 Nov 2019

Sugar binges increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Short-term increases in sugar consumption could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and have a significant impact on our…

15 Nov 2019

Type 2 Diabetes: how to reduce the risk

Exercise and diet are key to reducing the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes

14 Nov 2019

Does the ‘placebo effect’ justify the use of alternative medicine?

Researchers into to the placebo effect have seen their findings being used as justification for the effectiveness of alternative medicine

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

Does Jordan Peterson’s carnivore diet work?

Peterson claims his carnivore diet has alleviated his depression but critics have been quick to lambast the diet

5 Nov 2019

PTSD: how can post traumatic stress disorder be treated?

PTSD can be treated years after exposure to trauma and yet two thirds of cases still go undiagnosed

4 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

Common medical conditions explained: high blood pressure

High blood pressure, also known as ‘hypertension’, has few symptoms but can often be addressed through lifestyle changes

28 Oct 2019