31/10/2012Ditch the supplements and eat oily fish to ward off a stroke
Eating two portions of oily fish a week could help ward off a stroke, but fish oil supplements do not have the same effect, according to a new study.
Mackerel is an example of oily fish
The Food...30/10/2012NHS patients in Scotland may be flown to Europe for treatment
NHS patients in Scotland without private health insurance may be flown to foreign countries for complex operations to avoid breaking new Scottish waiting list legislation.
Patients may be flown abroad...30/10/2012Burn more body fat by exercising before breakfast
If you are looking to lose weight, exercising before breakfast could give your metabolism a much needed boost according to a new study.
We all know that exercise is the key to maintaining a healthy weight,...24/10/2012Prevent brain shrinkage by staying physically active in your 70s
Staying physically active in your 70s could be the best way of preventing brain shrinkage, according to a new study, but mental stimulation has no real brain-size benefit.
Brain shrinkage has been linked...23/10/2012The hidden chemical in food causing underweight babies
We all know that smoking during pregnancy can lead to an underweight baby, but were you aware that eating large quantities of chips and crisps could have a comparable effect on your baby's size?
...23/10/2012High blood pressure increases risk of dying from prostate cancer
Men with high blood pressure have an increased risk of dying from prostate cancer, according to a new study.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with around 36,000 diagnosed with the disease...22/10/2012Acute throat infections in children are not being tackled in the community
Acute throat infections in children are too often being treated in hospitals rather than in the community, according to a new report.
Researchers from Imperial College London have found that the number of...19/10/2012The EU Gender Directive- how will it affect you?
You may have heard of the European Gender Directive with regards to your car insurance, but it could also affect other insurance premiums too. Here, we explain the implications that the Directive could have on...19/10/2012Doctor assessments will improve patient care in the NHS, private and voluntary sector
From April 2013, doctors will undergo annual assessments to ensure they are fit to practice in the ‘biggest change in medical regulation for 150 years’. These changes will affect the doctors of...19/10/201279 per cent of depression sufferers have experienced discrimination
Among people with depression, 79 per cent report that they’ve experienced some form of discrimination, according to an international study.
Although mental health is the biggest cause of disability in...