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New drug could make vaccines more effective in the elderly

New drug could make vaccines more effective in the elderly

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.

UK tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents

UK tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents

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 Runsense GPS sports monitor with built-in heart rate sensor

Epson Runsense GPS sports monitor with built-in heart rate sensor

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.

Researchers use simple chemicals to minimise organ damage following heart attack and stroke

Researchers use simple chemicals to minimise organ damage following heart attack and stroke

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).

Stress costs employers £690m in wasted wages each day

The financial cost of stress in the workplace has been revealed by new research from life insurance and pension company Friends Life.

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.