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When are the best times to drink your protein shakes?

Protein is the main chemical component used to boost the growth and development of muscle fibre, while simultaneously acting as a fuel source for the body’s engine.

Half of British holidaymakers expect too much of the EHIC

According to research from Gocompare.com travel insurance, half (50%) of UK adults who’ve travelled abroad wrongly believe that an EHIC entitles them to free emergency medical care anywhere in Europe and a further 5% believe that entitlement extends to the anywhere in the World.

New approach to MRI could slash length of scans

New approach to MRI could slash length of scans

Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have developed a new approach to speed up MRI scans for those who cannot hold their breath.

Regular consumption of sugary drinks associated with type 2 diabetes

Regular consumption of sugary drinks associated with type 2 diabetes

Sugar sweetened drinks may give rise to nearly 2 million diabetes cases over 10 years in the US and 80,000 in the UK.

Mad about the bike: Sales of bicycle accessories outstrip sales of bikes

Mad about the bike: Sales of bicycle accessories outstrip sales of bikes

It all starts with the bike, but for some, before very long this will be swiftly followed by skin tight shorts, gloves, sunglasses and a whole host of other must have gadgets.

Running tours offer new way to discover London

Running tours offer new way to discover London

Run Around London has launched a series of early-morning running tours across central London designed for keen runners or anyone interested in discovering the city as it wakes up in the morning light.

Serious about cycling: Number of people taking out cycle insurance increases by 75%

Serious about cycling: Number of people taking out cycle insurance increases by 75%

The soaring popularity of cycling has triggered a spike in the number of people taking out additional cycle insurance, according to customer data from Aviva.

Study in twins finds blood protein that may indicate risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Study in twins finds blood protein that may indicate risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have identified a single blood protein that may indicate the development of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) years before symptoms appear, a disorder that has been associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Eating up to 100g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

Eating up to 100g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

Eating up to 100g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, according to research carried out by scientists at the University of Aberdeen.

Smoking while pregnant affects the livers of boys and girls differently

Smoking while pregnant affects the livers of boys and girls differently

Women smoking while pregnant could impact male babies differently to female babies because of the way it affects the liver, according to new research.

Belly busting blend

Belly busting blend

June sees the launch of an exciting new tea blend that could help you beat your belly in time for swimwear season…

Why safety at heights must remain a top priority for employers

Why safety at heights must remain a top priority for employers

According to the U.K.’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), working at heights is still one of the biggest causes of major injuries and death for workers in Great Britain.

Child obesity risk increases almost three-fold in five generations

Child obesity risk increases almost three-fold in five generations

Children born since 1990 are up to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by age 10 according to a new study.

Game, set, match. Turn your game on with Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor

Game, set, match. Turn your game on with Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor

Tennis fans can now take advantage of recent innovations in smart, mobile technologies to help them reach their sporting goals. The Sony’s SSE-TN1W Smart Tennis Sensor will connect with your smart-device to make it easier than ever to track your tennis performance accurately.

Paracetamol in pregnancy may lower testosterone in unborn boys

Paracetamol in pregnancy may lower testosterone in unborn boys

Prolonged paracetamol use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys, research has found.