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BMA House gets hearts & meetings pumping for wear Red Day

BMA House gets hearts & meetings pumping for wear Red Day

The BMA House event’s team will be spreading the love in support of National Heart Month this February encouraging ‘fitter meetings & conferences’ at the central London medical venue.

Experts help to bust the myths on cold and flu home remedies

Experts help to bust the myths on cold and flu home remedies

We all have a faithful home remedy or two that we believe can help soothe cold and flu symptoms when we are feeling under the weather.

Study reveals new challenges faced by MS patients

Study reveals new challenges faced by MS patients

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients are less able to regulate their emotions and have a poorer quality of life than people who don't have the disease, according to research carried out at the University of Aberdeen.

Cut out cooked calories

Cut out cooked calories

Whilst ‘those in the know’ have been touting the benefits of eating raw foods for the last few years, a new paper from researchers at Harvard University has helped shed some light on why cooking foods can be detrimental to our waist lines.

New genetics study identifies possible target for epilepsy treatment

New genetics study identifies possible target for epilepsy treatment

A single gene that coordinates a network of about 400 genes involved in epilepsy could be a target for new treatments, according to research.

‘Social jetlag’ associated with obesity-related disease

‘Social jetlag’ associated with obesity-related disease

A new study has discovered an association between social jetlag, obesity and obesity-related disease including metabolic disorder, inflammation and diabetes.

European boost to dementia research

People at risk of dementia will benefit from a £50 million initiative to improve drugs that could prevent the condition.

Workers "close to burn out" in pursuit of pay rise and promotion

Eight in 10 Britons are overworked, with almost a third "burnt out" or "very overworked", according to a new survey from The Open University.

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit have found a brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death, according to new research.

The Garmin vivofit 2 activity tracker

The Garmin vivofit 2 activity tracker

Vivofit 2 is the latest addition to the Garmin vivo line of daily activity trackers. vivofit 2 adds new features to the company’s popular daily activity tracker that help users stay active and develop healthy habits.

Scientists link brain cooling and prevention of neurodegeneration

Researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Toxicology Unit have identified a protective mechanism that kicks in when body temperature is lowered, activating a process that prevents the loss of brain cells and the connections between them.

Fenix 3: The most uncompromising GPS sport watch from Garmin

Fenix 3: The most uncompromising GPS sport watch from Garmin

Garmin has announced the all new GPS sport watch, Fenix 3 for demanding athletes and outdoor adventurers.

Stepping into action: 18% of US exercisers use wearable fitness trackers

Stepping into action: 18% of US exercisers use wearable fitness trackers

A New Year usually brings new resolutions, and getting in shape is often on the list. In general, people exercise because they have to—not because they want to.

Oxford Vaccine Group begins first trial of new Ebola vaccine

Oxford University doctors and scientists are starting the first safety trial of an experimental preventative Ebola vaccine regimen being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).

The M Diet Detox arrives in time for January

The M Diet Detox arrives in time for January

This winter saw the arrival of M, a unique dining and drinking concept in the heart of London’s City. Located in a vast and impressive venue, ‘M’ houses two restaurants, a wine tasting bar, a destination cocktail bar, private dining rooms, event spaces and a secret den.