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Men who opt to just have their prostate cancer monitored are living as long as those who instead choose aggressive treatment—and they’re also enjoying a better quality of life, new research has discovered.
If you want to lose weight, drinking a little more water every day could help shed the pounds. People who drink just one extra glass of water a day are eating fewer calories, saturated fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol, a new study has found.
The routine dental check-up every six months isn’t necessary, says England’s leading dentist. People with healthy teeth and gums probably need to see the dentist only once every two years or so.
Taking up moderate exercise in your mid-life—around 49 years or so—could pay dividends later, and help you maintain good mental faculties, such as cognition and memory, when you reach old age.
Sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are not getting the proper treatment. The standard approach these days is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)—known as the ‘talking therapy’, which implies the problem is mainly in the sufferer’s head—but this is based on a landmark study whose results were falsified, it has been revealed this week.
A six-day course of Ayurvedic medicine—the traditional Indian approach, which includes diet, herbs, meditation, yoga and massage—can reduce the blood markers for inflammation, which has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
The ‘five second’ rule about dropped food is an urban myth. Food picks up bacteria from the floor no matter how long it’s left there, say researchers.
Chemotherapy is killing up to half of all breast and lung cancer patients within the first month of treatment—although the drug is never cited as the cause of death, the first-ever study into the lethal effects of the drug has discovered.
If you’ve got a heart condition, you’re twice as likely to stay alive by eating a Mediterranean diet—rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and oils—than taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.