Health

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

Smiths Falls – the unlikely home of Canada’s cannabis revolution

There is no obvious shortage of parking on the main street through Smiths Falls, Ontario. The boulevard is sixty feet…

28 Jun 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

Smartphone ‘addiction’ claims are based on flawed evidence

Most studies into the impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures, according to research by Dr David…

12 Jun 2019

Do fasting diets really help with weight loss?

The Fast 800 diet is one step on from the 5:2 diet and uses intermittent fasting to aid rapid weight loss but does it work?

10 Jun 2019

The best ways to try CBD

From chocolates to shaving cream, the new cannabis-derivative comes in all kinds of guises

7 Jun 2019

A quarter of men over 50 have stopped having sex

More than one in four British men over 50 are no longer having sex, according to new research by Lumen.…

6 Jun 2019

Transgender dogma is naive and incompatible with Freud

Although partisans of LGBT+ like to dismiss psychoanalysis as out of date, many of them fully participate in the ongoing…

30 May 2019

New therapeutic target for depression identified

Depression is one of the most widespread disorders that affects society, according to the World Health Organization. In fact, it…

Findings could lead to improved vaccinations against STIs

In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers from King’s College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate…

Faster walkers live longer

People who report that they have a slower walking pace have a lower life expectancy than fast walkers, according to…

Can the early stages of Alzheimer’s be detected in the blood?

Using current techniques, Alzheimer’s disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, can only be detected once the typical plaques have…

Exercise ‘improves memory in heart failure patients’

Two-thirds of patients with heart failure have cognitive problems, according to research by the University of Rome. Heart failure patients who…

Britain is one of the worst nanny states in Europe

Regular readers won’t be surprised to hear that Britain is one of the worst nanny states in Europe and the…

30 Apr 2019

The true absurdity of the ‘junk food’ advertising ban, revealed

A little known fact about Transport for London’s ban on ‘junk food’ advertising is that a company doesn’t have to…

24 Apr 2019

Diabetes drug ‘may reverse heart failure’

The recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal models, according…

Nerve stimulation therapy ‘shows promise for treating rheumatoid arthritis’

Bioelectronic medicine scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research collaborated with counterparts from Academic Medical Center at University of…

Study reveals 38 genes involved in hearing loss

Multiple new genes involved in hearing loss have been revealed in a large study by researchers from King’s College London,…

HL: Genomics, technology and the future of healthcare

How do you fly a plane whilst changing the wings? This was the question posed by Professor Sir Mark Walport…

11 Apr 2019

Experimental drug ‘slows down macular degeneration’

An experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought, according to new research by Johns Hopkins…

Progress made towards blood test for colon cancer

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified four blood-based protein markers associated with the pre-cancerous forms of colon cancer…

Poverty ‘leaves a mark on 10 per cent of the the genome’

A new study byNorthwestern University in the US challenges prevailing understandings of genes as immutable features of biology that are…

Sleeping pill use linked with high blood pressure

Using sleeping pills on a regular basis is linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over…