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Red wine could be the secret of the ‘French paradox’. Although the typical French diet can be high in fats and sugars, the country has a lower rate of heart disease—and it could be because the wine’s resveratrol counters the bad effects of sugar.
Children who are aggressive and anti-social can be helped by taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements. The supplements improve their behaviour after just three months.
Popular painkillers like paracetamol and Tylenol don’t just reduce our pain—they also stop us empathising with others who are in pain.
The great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot was right: eating fish is good for the leetle grey cells. And that becomes even more important as we get older. Eating at least one plate of seafood every week can ward off dementia and a decline in cognitive abilities, such as memory and problem-solving.
Medical error is the third major cause of death after heart disease and cancer, a new study has discovered. Up to 400,000 people are dying in US hospitals every year as the result of a procedure that went wrong because of some mistake.
Who’s going to live the longest? Those with the best chance of a long life are vegetarians who have followed the diet for 17 years, while people who eat red and processed meat every day could have the shortest life-span, new analysis suggests.
Think exercise and an image of slogging it out in a sweaty gym for ages perhaps comes to mind. Well, think again: scientists reckon that quick bursts of high-intensity exercise could have just as much benefit.