04/12/2013Vitamin D deficiency may cause damage to the brain
Vitamin D, traditionally known for maintaining bone health, may play an important role in preventing brain and vital organ damage, scientists say.
Vitamin D has been dubbed the "sunshine vitamin"
A...28/11/2013Financial burden of cancer as much as a mortgage
Cancer is costing families an estimated £7,000 per year in loss of income and travelling costs, according to a new report from Demos.
Cancer can be finacially challenging
Research shows that...27/11/2013Salt in dissolvable tablets poses health risks
Effervescent painkillers taken by millions of people in Britain are a potential health risk due to their high salt content, UK researchers say.
Sodium levels in some medicines exceed the RDA
The...25/11/2013Cancer spreads quicker in colder temperatures
A cold environment can encourage rapid and aggressive cancer growth, according to a recent animal study.
Cancer spread in mice quicker in colder environments
The cold is known to suppress the...19/11/2013Eight out of ten children now survive cancer
More than 80% of children with cancer now survive the disease, compared to just three in ten during the late 1960s, according to Cancer Research UK .
Child cancer survival rates have improved
In the...13/11/2013Ibuprofen no advantage to colds and sore throats
Ibuprofen taken with or without paracetamol provides no advantage for patients with colds or sore throats, according to a British study.
Ibuprofen may not help cure a cold
A study from the University...12/11/2013New scan to identify heart attack risk
A revolutionary method of scanning the heart can identify those who could be at high risk of a heart attack, according to preliminary tests.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the world's biggest killers...07/11/2013Two-thirds of middle-aged UK adults overweight or obese
Great Britain’s obesity crisis has been highlighted by a recent report that shows just one third of middle-aged men are not overweight.
The UK obesity rates are on the rise
Nearly two thirds of...06/11/2013Police investigate cancer care unit at NHS hospital
A cancer unit at Colchester General Hospital is under police investigation after staff claim they were being ‘”pressured or bullied” to alter patient data.
Some patients were delayed...05/11/2013Nearly half of Britons say they are stressed
Around 44% of British adults consider themselves to be suffering from stress, according to a mass UK study.
Stress could be affecting up to half the British population
Health insurers Bupa conducted a...