Wellbeing

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…

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…

Almost half of CBT patients experience negative side effects

Over 40 per cent of patients who undergo CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) experience negative side effects, according to a new…

Newly discovered gene mutation could be used to treat diabetes and heart disease

Researchers at at Harvard Medical School in the US have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar…

Are you smarter in summer? Brain health changes with the seasons

As the hottest summer on record comes to an end, many of us will have felt the benefits of the…

17 Sep 2018

One in four people prescribed Valium will become addicted, new study claims

One in four people given a prescription for benzodiazepine sedatives will become addicted to the drugs, according to new research…

Losing a single night’s sleep ‘increases diabetes risk’

Losing a single night’s sleep affects the liver’s ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of fatty…

Eating enough whole grains can reduce diabetes risk by a third

Whole grain consumption can prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology…

High-fat diet linked to episodic memory loss and Alzheimer’s risk

A diet high in fat can have negative effects on memory after just one day, according to new research by…

Take a holiday – it could make you live longer

Taking regular holidays from work could prolong life, according to a 40-year study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health…

Mental health awareness may do more harm than good

In recent years there has been a huge obsession with children’s mental health. Frequently the public is told that youngsters…

1 Aug 2018

Type 2 diabetes risk can be eliminated – if you have the right genes

Researchers from the University of Stirling have discovered a new genetic signature in people whose Type 2 diabetes improves following…

New research offers hope of a blood test for Alzheimer’s

Tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may help with early detection of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to…

Not just a Hollywood film plot – psychiatric patients are being institutionalised for profit

A recent exposé showed what seems to amount to unethical practice in accepting referral fees by psychiatrists. One stated he…

29 Jun 2018

Can religious belief make you live longer?

Those with religious affiliations live an average of almost four years longer than those with none, according to new research…

How to interact with relatives with dementia

Over the past few years, awareness surrounding dementia has steadily increased. There are currently 850,000 people living with the condition…

24 May 2018

Eating more fish ‘could prevent Parkinson’s’

Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, prevents the formation of protein structures closely associated…

New ‘bloodless’ patch for diabetics could end the need for finger-prick tests

Researchers from the University of Bath have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which can measure glucose levels through the skin…

New blood test detects Alzheimer’s early with 86 per cent accuracy

Researchers at Ruhr University in Germany have developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease and found that it can detect…

Higher protein intake has no effect on lean mass in older men

Many experts in nutrition recommend a higher intake of protein for older adults. However, few rigorous studies have evaluated whether…

Slow walking speed ‘could be sign of dementia’

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia, according to a new study published…

Food supplements ‘could be used in early treatment of psychosis’

Nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment,…

A high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss in type 2 diabetes patients

Eating a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, according to new research by…

We have a drug that’s effective against depression – now the government needs to let us use it

The case of young Alfie Dingley, who has to live in Holland to obtain cannabis medicine for his severe epilepsy,…

19 Mar 2018

Trump wants to end the opioid crisis. But what if he is himself its prime symptom?

In October 2017, Donald Trump declared a public health emergency in response to what he called a ‘national shame and…

5 Mar 2018

Depressed people have lower levels of arginine, study finds

People with major depressive disorder (MDD) have reduced arginine levels, according to a new study by the University of Eastern…