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Having three or four drink-free days a week could help you live longer. Drinking every day—even if it's just one glass of wine—raises the risk of premature death by 20 per cent, and that starts to get significant when you're in your 70s.
Be warned—gluten-free food served in restaurants may be nothing of the sort. Around a third of meals listed as being gluten-free contain traces of the protein that's found in wheat and other grains.
Is a lack of sunlight one cause of the obesity epidemic among children? It's certainly a possibility after vitamin D supplements helped a group of overweight and obese adolescents lose "a significant" amount of weight after one year.
Although antibiotics can be life-saving drugs, they also raise the risk for a range of other serious chronic conditions, including heart disease and some cancers, new research has found.
Don't get water into your contact lens. This simple piece of advice can stop wearers from getting an infection that has increased threefold in the past few years, and which can cause blindness.
Older people are advised to take an aspirin a day as a just-in-case therapy to reduce their risk of heart disease—but the drug is doing more harm than good in healthy people and is increasing the risk of life-threatening bleeding.
Household cleaners and disinfectants could be the cause of the obesity epidemic among infants and toddlers.