RESEARCH

It's not fatty food, our arteries stiffen when our gut...

Arterial disease—where the arteries start to stiffen in the first stages of cardiovascular disease—isn't caused by eating fatty food. Instead, it's an inflammatory process that's triggered by the health of...

Don’t just count calories—where they come from makes a big...

The idea that all calories are equal is at the heart of many weight-loss programmes—but it's a myth. There's an enormous difference between a calorie in a sugar-sweetened drink and...

Drug companies fuelling opioid epidemic with bribes to doctors

Addiction to the opioid painkillers is now the most lethal drug epidemic in America's history—and it's being party fuelled by drug companies who are bribing doctors to hand out more...

Osteoporosis surgery should be stopped, researchers say

Osteoporosis sufferers are often recommended vertebroplasty, a surgical procedure where special cement is injected into a fractured bone—but it doesn't work and is no better than a sham treatment, new...

A 24-hour fast could reverse chronic gut problems in the...

If you're over the age of 60 and you suffer from gut problems, a day-long fast could be the answer. New research has discovered that fasting kick-starts the regeneration of...

Cancer drug helps tumours grow, study discovers

A major drug designed to shrink tumours in advanced breast cancer is actually helping them grow, a new study has discovered. Although it's been routinely used since...

Don't sweat the small stuff for more than a day—it'll...

Don't sweat the small stuff—but if you do, don't do it for more than a day. Stressing about minor problems for more than 24 hours affects your immune system, and...

Epilepsy drugs make Alzheimer's and dementia more likely

Powerful anti-epilepsy drugs never seem to be out of the news—and now researchers have discovered they increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The anti-epileptics that...

It's a myth: your brain cells don't die off as...

  The idea that our brain cells start dying off when we reach our twenties is an urban myth. In fact, our brains continue to grow and regenerate...
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