25/02/2014Vegetarian diet may reduce blood pressure
Vegetarians appear to have lower blood pressure which can reduce the risk of heart disease, according to an analysis of previous studies.
Vegetables can provide numerous health benefits
High blood...17/02/2014Giving up smoking can boost mental health
Quitting smoking has known physical benefits but can also improve mental health, according to a new British study.
Smoking can cause serious health problems
Measuring mental health on levels of...10/02/2014Vitamin C in high doses may boost cancer chemotherapy
High-doses of vitamin C can improve effect of chemotherapy by boosting the cancer-killing effect in the mice, a US study suggests.
Grapefruits contain a high dose of Vitamin C
The vitamin would have...05/02/2014Heart attack risk from high-sugar diet
Too much sugar from fizzy drinks, sweets and puddings could increase the chances of having a heart attack, a large US study suggests.
High doses of sugar can cause health problems
The study found that...31/01/2014Obesity begins at nursery, study suggests
Young children who are overweight are four times as likely to be obese by the time they are teenagers, a US study has found.
Obesity in youth can lead to poor health in adulthood
The study focused on...27/01/2014Welsh scientists developing breast cancer treatment
A compound designed to help prevent the spread of breast cancer has been developed by researchers at Cardiff University .
Successful trials were made on mice
The treatment aims to stop the spread of...24/01/2014NHS waiting times three weeks longer than reported
Patients in England cannot rely on waiting time information for elective surgery with an average over-recording time of three weeks per patient, a watchdog says.
There are roughly 3 million people on NHS...21/01/2014Sunbathing helps lower blood pressure, study claims
Sunlight may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering blood pressure, according to a British study.
Sunshine in moderation has health benefits
The research may prompt a review on the...13/01/2014Coffee may enhance long-term memory after learning
A dose of caffeine following a learning session could improve long-term memory, according to a new study from the US.
Coffee could help boost memory retention
The study from the John Hopkins...06/01/2014Oesophagael cancer deaths double in 40 years
The number of people dying from oesophageal cancer has almost doubled in the past 40 years, according to Cancer Research UK .
Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of gullet cancer