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  • Snoring threatens one in every six marriages in UK

    Snoring threatens one in every six marriages in UK

    Nearly one in six Brits have considered leaving their partner due to their snoring, according to a new survey. In light of this year's National Stop Snoring week, Breathe Right undertook a nationwide survey of couples in the UK. They found as many...

  • Yoghurts may contain child's daily sugar limit

    Yoghurts may contain child's daily sugar limit

    Apparently healthy yoghurts can come close to sending children over their daily sugar limit in a single helping, campaigners have warned. Public Health Liverpool said its own analysis found that some yoghurts contain the equivalent of almost five...

  • The stomach bug

    The stomach bug

    Vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps are not the best one could wish for. However, these are very common at this time of year. Such illnesses are consistent from year to year, with most cases occurring from October to May. But specific peaks...

  • Study shows why older women more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than men

    Study shows why older women more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than men

    Researchers have discovered why older women are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than older men. Cardiovascular disease is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels and previous studies have shown...

  • Patients can cut death risk by exercising after heart attack

    Patients can cut death risk by exercising after heart attack

    Heart attack patients should be prescribed exercise to reduce their risk of death, researchers have said. Patients who become more physically active in the year after a heart attack can significantly reduce their risk of death, a new study has...

  • More than half of world's wealthy expect to live to 100 -survey

    More than half of world's wealthy expect to live to 100 -survey

    More than half of wealthy investors around the world expect to live to the age of 100, with almost two in three planning to work longer in life to afford a comfortable retirement, according to a survey on Thursday. The UBS Investor Watch, which...

  • Heavy exercise does not compromise your immune system

    Heavy exercise does not compromise your immune system

    It is commonly believed that some forms of exercise, such as endurance events, suppress your immune system and leave you at risk of infections, like the common cold. However, our latest review of the evidence suggests that this is probably not true.

  • Artificial pancreas systems safe for insulin-dependent diabetics

    Artificial pancreas systems safe for insulin-dependent diabetics

    Artificial pancreas systems are "safe and effective" for people with type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests. Type 1 diabetes patients' immune systems destroy their insulin-producing pancreatic cells and they need to inject insulin to stay alive. To...

  • Self-injected drug may ease pain for migraine sufferers

    Self-injected drug may ease pain for migraine sufferers

    A self-injected smart drug holds out new hope for migraine sufferers who until now have had to grit their teeth and bear the pain of thunderclap headaches. Trial results show that the antibody drug erenumab can cut episodic migraine attacks by...

  • First new treatment in almost 60 years for inflammatory disease

    First new treatment in almost 60 years for inflammatory disease

    Health officials in the UK are set to give the green light to a new treatment for a condition which has not seen any advances in almost six decades. The British National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is to issue guidance recommending...

  • 90% don't wash and dry hands after handling raw chicken

    90% don't wash and dry hands after handling raw chicken

    Given that up to half of foodborne illnesses may come from the home kitchen, understanding food safety practices, and how to prevent this kind of sickness, is absolutely vital. But while we all may say that we’re being safe and healthy, and know...

  • Teaching kids to cook reduces fast food intake

    Teaching kids to cook reduces fast food intake

    Being able to cook with confidence leads to fewer fast food meals, more meals as a family, and more frequent preparation of meals with vegetables in adulthood, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and...

  • Royals, celebrities, scientists join renewed call to tackle malaria

    Royals, celebrities, scientists join renewed call to tackle malaria

    The global fight against malaria hits the spotlight on Wednesday when science and business leaders, Britain's Prince Charles and Bill Gates join forces to push for new commitments to end the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every two...

  • Nuts could reduce risk of heart failure, research finds

    Nuts could reduce risk of heart failure, research finds

    Eating nuts regularly could prevent the development of heart failure and an irregular heartbeat, research has found. Those who consumed nuts one to two times a week had a 20% lower risk of suffering heart failure, according to a study published in...

  • Painkillers during pregnancy could harm future fertility of unborn babies

    Painkillers during pregnancy could harm future fertility of unborn babies

    Women who take painkillers during pregnancy could be harming the fertility of their unborn child, new research has found. Paracetamol and ibuprofen were found to reduce the number of cells which later become eggs or sperm in babies, according to a...

  • Study links brain injury and higher dementia risk

    Study links brain injury and higher dementia risk

    A link between brain injury and dementia has been confirmed by a study of almost three million people. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was found to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by 24 per cent over a period of 36...

  • Robot dog lends a helping paw to dementia sufferers

    Robot dog lends a helping paw to dementia sufferers

    Among Ron Grantham's happiest memories are the days he spent fly-fishing with his beloved dog, Spot. Now those memories are being revived by visits from his new best friend, Biscuit - a robotic dog. Grantham is 99 years old and lives in Templeman...

  • Drinking more alcohol linked to lower life expectancy, research finds

    Drinking more alcohol linked to lower life expectancy, research finds

    Drinkers who ignore alcohol consumption guidelines could be cutting years off their lives, according to new research. A UK analysis of nearly 600,000 people found those drinking more than 100g of alcohol every week - around five 175ml glasses of...

  • Free genetic testing to all being offered in Estonia

    Free genetic testing to all being offered in Estonia

    Estonia has started offering residents free genetic profiling in a nationwide experiment aimed at minimising risks for typical diseases and encouraging a healthier lifestyle through personalised data reports. Lili Milani, a researcher with the...

  • How to support children after traumatic events

    How to support children after traumatic events

    Many children will be exposed to a traumatic situation – where there is a threat to life or serious injury – at some point in their childhood. Such events can range from serious road or sporting accidents, to experiences of violence or abuse. They...