Dementia, Alzheimer’s declining because of better diets
Better diets and nutrition are reducing the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. The diseases are now less common than they were 20 years ago, new research has found.
Women without cervix still being tested for cervical cancer
Millions of women are having an unnecessary Pap smear test for cervical cancer. Most have had a hysterectomy, and so don’t even have a cervix, and some are over the age of 65 and should not be screen...
Soluble painkillers increase high blood pressure risk seven-fold
Soluble painkillers—many of which you can buy over-the-counter without a prescription—contain so much salt that they can increase the chances of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) more than...
Mother offered hush money after son dies from BSE-infected meat
A mother whose son died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in 2007 after he ate BSE-contaminated meat has revealed she turned down a £120,000 payment by the UK government because she believ...
Fourteen hours a week is exercise tipping point for teenagers
Teenagers who play sport and exercise for more than 14 hours a week are worse off physically than those who are less active. Excessive exercise could be causing inflammation which affects physical an...
Doctors convicted of child pornography still practising
More than 750 doctors who have been convicted of serious offences such as illegal drug trafficking and child pornography are still practising in the UK. The profession’s governing body, the General M...
11 per cent of US children diagnosed with ADHD
Around 11 per cent of all children in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder), an increase of 42 per cent in eight years. Today, 6.4 million children aged bet...
It’s never too late to start exercising—even if you’re retired
It’s never too late to start exercising. Even people who have never exercised until they reach their 60s can still benefit and enjoy a healthy old age, a new study has found.
Four warning signs of a heart attack happen up to a month before
A sudden heart attack may not be quite so sudden after all; in fact, more than half the people who suffer an attack have had one of four warning signs up to a month beforehand.
Sugar-sweetened cola drinks increase endometrial cancer risk
Women who regularly drink sugar-sweetened colas are running a high risk of developing endometrial cancer.
The risk starts to increase for women who drink more than one cola a week, but it rises dra...
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