Eating our five-a-day is supposed to be good for our bodily health—but it seems it is just as good for our mental wellbeing too. People who don’t eat their fruit and vegetables are far more likely to... more »
The vast majority of heart attacks could be prevented by adopting a healthier lifestyle, such as exercising, eating better and not smoking, a new study has found. The changes could eliminate four out... more »
People who swig mineral water from a plastic bottle that’s been left out in the sun could be drinking more than they bargained for. Dangerous chemicals from the plastic can leach into the water, espec... more »
Around half of people with high blood pressure (hypertension) are being given drugs they don’t need, and which won’t reduce the risk of heart disease or even death. Their hypertension is mild, and it... more »
Children shouldn’t be given routine dental x-rays. The radiation may affect their developing organs and tissues, says a group of dentists who want to change standard practice. Children should have x-r... more »
Doctors are ignoring clinical guidelines by offering the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test for prostate cancer to men over the age of 50—even though it is inappropriate and produces too many false-... more »
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