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Free consultation leads to diagnosis of vein disease

Free consultation leads to diagnosis of vein disease

A special open day held at a new Clifton clinic has led to 28 patients being diagnosed with underlying vein conditions.

Bin the bacteria, it’s time for tea

Bin the bacteria, it’s time for tea

A recent study carried out at University College London suggests that many probiotic drinks may be a waste of time, and money, as only a small amount of the beneficial bacteria they contain actually reach the area of the gut where they’re most useful.

Research shows frequency of addiction to over-the-counter medicines

Research shows frequency of addiction to over-the-counter medicines

Participants are being sought for a new phase of a ground-breaking study into addiction to over-the-counter medicines, also known as non-prescription medicines.

One in three retirees see health worsen in first five years of retirement

Significant life changes occur for millions of Britain’s retirees in the early years of their retirement, according to research from retirement specialist LV=.

Brits’ bizarre everyday fears

With news this week breaking about a woman suffering from ‘Simon Cowell-itis’ (a unique, bizarre fear of seeing the music mogul himself on the small screen) OVO Energy has surveyed 2,000 Brits to find a list of all the peculiar things that strike fear into the hearts of the nation.

BBC Two to investigate the latest science behind personalised dieting

BBC Two to investigate the latest science behind personalised dieting

Diet Tribes, a brand new series presented by Dr Chris Van Tulleken and clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron, will investigate the latest science behind the discovery that the best way to lose weight could be a personalised diet, the secret to which may lie in our genes, our hormones and neuroscience.

IQs on the up

IQs on the up

Human intelligence is thought to improve with each generation and a unique study of people born and raised in Aberdeen has proved that those in north-east Scotland are getting smarter.

Social stigma around dementia hinders diagnosis, care and research

Social stigma around dementia hinders diagnosis, care and research

The social stigma which surrounds dementia is impeding early diagnosis, care and research into the disease, according to a new report championed by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Healthy Brunch with Fish Market x FRAME at The Warehouse Weekend Club

Healthy Brunch with Fish Market x FRAME at The Warehouse Weekend Club

This November, dance, fitness and holistic Shoreditch studio, FRAME, are teaming up with Fish Market to launch a new exercise and brunch offering as part of the new Warehouse Weekend experience.

CocoPro delivers muscle recovery and hydration post-workout

CocoPro delivers muscle recovery and hydration post-workout

CocoPro, the world’s first high protein coconut water, has launched. The drink combines 20 grams of whey protein (per 330ml serving) with the natural nutritional properties of coconut water to deliver muscle recovery and hydration in a delicious and refreshing post-workout drink.

£230 million for technologies to revolutionise research into disease

£230 million for technologies to revolutionise research into disease

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that a partnership led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest over £230 million in a range of revolutionary technologies aimed at identifying the causes of diseases such as cancer and dementia, and dramatically speeding up diagnosis and treatment.

The age of content is fifty-eight

The age old cliché that we get grumpier as we age is a myth according to a new study which suggests that we finally get life sussed at the age of 58 - that’s when we are the most likely to achieve a winning work/life balance and feel the most content with our lives.

Get active this winter with the Aldi specialbuys outdoor range

Get active this winter with the Aldi specialbuys outdoor range

You’ll find great deals for the great outdoors with Aldi’s new, functional and affordable Outdoor range – in stores from 6th November and while stocks last.

Non-smokers exposed to three times above safe levels of particles when living with smokers

Non-smokers exposed to three times above safe levels of particles when living with smokers

Non-smokers who live in a house with smokers are exposed to three times the officially recommend safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Freshen up for Indoor Allergy Week

Freshen up for Indoor Allergy Week

Indoor Allergy Week runs from 20th to 26th October and is organised by Allergy UK to support allergy sufferers and raise awareness of the issues they face.