Health and Fitness
Scientists at the University of Aberdeen and NHS Tayside are breaking new ground in developing procedures to help predict the likelihood of developing cancer of the colon.
Popular in France, Italy and Spain, artichoke remains a rare sight on dinner plates in the UK. With numerous research papers published throughout 2014 however, highlighting its powerful benefits, the vegetable, or more correctly the flower, is set to be at the top of shopping lists for the health conscious in 2015.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found a specific network of brain regions that is not only more vulnerable to unhealthy ageing – for example, Alzheimer’s disease – but also to disorders that emerge in young people, such as schizophrenia.
Christmas may be filled with ‘joy and laughter’, but for many this is accompanied with sneezing and streaming eyes, as Christmas trees, relatives’ pets and flower arrangements cause allergies to flare up.
The UK’s first ‘adventure-ready onesie’ has been unveiled in a bid to get adults off the sofa and out into the great outdoors this winter.
Avoid the January blues and kick start the New Year with the Fitness Retreat available at The Peak Health Club & Spa in Jumeirah Carlton Tower.
A new hepatitis C vaccine has shown promising results in an early clinical trial at Oxford University, generating strong and broad immune responses against the virus causing the disease.
'Bend your knees and keep your back straight' is the mantra for lifting heavy objects but new research led by University of Aberdeen academics suggests this approach may not work for everyone when it comes to back care.
Scientists have developed a new method of boosting the ageing immune system using a naturally occurring chemical compound. Early tests in mice, published in the journal eLife, show that the compound restores the immune system’s inbuilt ‘memory’ enabling it to mount a more powerful protective response following vaccination.
A new study has revealed a significant drop in the number of young people taking up smoking over the last 20 years, as the UK has introduced a range of tobacco controls.
Epson’s Runsense SF-810, the latest product in its range of Runsense sport monitors, is now available to buy. The exciting new model uniquely combines a GPS tracker, Smart Stride sensor and heart rate sensor, allowing users to benefit and learn more from every run.
Scientists have identified chemicals that could protect vital organs from long-term damage following a heart attack or stroke, according to new research in mice, part-funded by the British Heart Foundationopens in new window (BHF) and Medical Research Council (MRC).
The financial cost of stress in the workplace has been revealed by new research from life insurance and pension company Friends Life.
A special open day held at a new Clifton clinic has led to 28 patients being diagnosed with underlying vein conditions.
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.
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