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Going on a fast every few months could be one of the best things you can do for your health. It reduces many of the risk factors for heart disease and lowers signs of inflammation, which can be the forerunner of a range of chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.
Forget the 10,000-steps-a-day rule—walking 3,000 steps in 30 minutes could be enough, especially if you have congestive heart failure and you want to improve your chances of a long life.
If you’ve had breast cancer, what’s the best lifestyle for you to follow to lower your chances of it coming back? Not surprisingly, it’s all the usual suspects: don’t put on weight, exercise five days a week, and take vitamin supplements, say researchers.
People living in a village in the UK have won a 17-year fight to get a mobile phone mast removed after they suspected it had caused the death of five residents from cancer.
Following on from a report last week that painkillers don’t help with low back pain, researchers have found that a tailored exercise programme undoes many of the bad habits of poor posture that caused the problem in the first place.
Health warnings about salt have been overdone, an influential expert panel has concluded. The real safe upper limit is more than double the level that health guardians are currently recommending.
People often turn to painkillers such as ibuprofen when they have low back pain—but the drugs don’t work and could cause unwelcome side effects. In other words, the risks outweigh the benefits, a new study has found.
Described as using sympathetic resonances with subtle energy fields, the Q-Link and devices like it have attracted the scorn of the sceptics—but an independent scientific study has discovered they really do reduce stress levels.
If high cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease (which it doesn’t), what does? The real culprit could be air pollution—from cars and industrial processes—as a major new study from China suggests.