Advert

Health & Fitness

  • 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...

  • Night owls at greater risk of death than early birds, say scientists

    Night owls at greater risk of death than early birds, say scientists

    Nocturnal "night owls" are more at risk of dying than "larks" who turn in early and leap out of bed when the sun rises, new research has shown. Night owls stay up late but struggle to drag themselves out of bed in the morning. Scientists who...

  • Best way to avoid back pain? Lift heavy things

    Best way to avoid back pain? Lift heavy things

    Lightspring/Shutterstock.com   Most people think that the human spine is one of evolution’s great flaws. After all, around 80% of adults suffer from lower-back pain. What more evidence do you need? The truth is, the spine is a robust structure.

  • Research shows that financial traders have least sex

    Research shows that financial traders have least sex

    People working in the financial industries only have sex twice a month, compared with those outside the sector, according to new research. The team at TopTradingPlatforms.co.uk have conducted the research as part of an ongoing study into British...

  • Pensioners with unexpected weight loss should get urgent cancer tests - study

    Pensioners with unexpected weight loss should get urgent cancer tests - study

    Pensioners who visit a GP with unexpected weight loss should be referred for urgent tests to investigate for possible cancer, researchers have said. The call comes after a study found over-60s who go to their family doctor after unintentionally...

  • Ageing: is it all in the genes?

    Ageing: is it all in the genes?

    We all know that genetics play a role in how long we live. But we do not know exactly how. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was interested in ageing and in the 1900s he found that people who lived long had long-lived...

  • New partners after separation, as seen through children’s eyes

    New partners after separation, as seen through children’s eyes

    When a couple first separates, children will often hold on to the hope that their parents will somehow get back together again as a way of coping with the changes. Older children may be more aware of some of the problems that led to the separation...

  • Mental health: the dangers of the social media diagnosis

    Mental health: the dangers of the social media diagnosis

    Shutterstock/AntonioGuillem   Even Facebook agrees that social media can be bad for your mental health. And research by the Department of Education has found that the mental well-being of teenage girls in the UK is worsening, with the impact of...

  • Food allergies in children linked to baby wipes, study finds

    Food allergies in children linked to baby wipes, study finds

    Scientists have found a link between food allergies in children and the use of baby wipes. A US study found genetics and skin exposure to baby wipes, dust and food are all factors behind increasing levels of children with food allergies. Lead...

  • Study links adult lung conditions to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

    Study links adult lung conditions to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

    Three-quarters of cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be traced back to exposures during childhood, a study has found. COPD is the name for a group of lung conditions which cause breathing difficulties including emphysema and...

  • Taxes are key in war on ‘lifestyle’ disease

    Taxes are key in war on ‘lifestyle’ disease

    Global health leaders declared war on lifestyle diseases yesterday, decrying the impact of tobacco, alcohol and soft drinks on the world’s poor, while calling for taxes to curb consumption and finance healthcare. In half-a-dozen studies in The...

  • Vegetables tied to artery health for older women

    Vegetables tied to artery health for older women

    Elderly women who eat more vegetables may be less likely to develop hardening of the arteries, an Australian study suggests. Researchers surveyed 954 women aged 70 and older. They also used ultrasound to assess the thickness of the walls of the...

  • Bowel cancer patient recovering after rare double robotic surgery

    Bowel cancer patient recovering after rare double robotic surgery

    A cancer patient is recovering at home after being operated on in two areas at the same time in a rare procedure using a robot. Christine Lockton, from Croydon, south London, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in September after she grew...