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Overweight and obesity linked to 10 common cancers

Overweight and obesity linked to 10 common cancers

A higher body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers , the largest study of its kind on BMI and cancer, involving more than 5 million adults in the UK, shows.

The nation's filthiest habits revealed

The nation's filthiest habits revealed

Millions of us could be risking our health because of poor hygiene in the home, according to new research.

New insight into combating the middle-aged spread

New insight into combating the middle-aged spread

Those stubborn pounds that creep on around the stomach in mid-life are the bane of many.

Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation

Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation

Scientists from the University of Leeds have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in blood vessel formation; research which adds to our knowledge of how early life develops.

Average medical claim while abroad is over £1,000

More than a quarter (27%) of holidaymakers who have enjoyed a trip overseas in the past two years had a serious or long term medical condition such as diabetes or a heart condition at the time, according to research from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

4 in 10 admit they go online to seek health and wellbeing advice

4 in 10 admit they go online to seek health and wellbeing advice

New research has revealed the growing trend of people taking important health and well-being advice from unreliable sources.

Cause of rare childhood cancer discovered

Cause of rare childhood cancer discovered

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of a rare childhood muscle cancer, called Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).

Little things in life make us happiest

The little things in life - such as finding money in your jeans pocket - make us the happiest, according to research released by DoubleTree by Hilton.

Are e-cigarettes good for you?

E-cigarettes have seen a meteoric rise in the UK over the past year despite the health implications of the products still being a matter of debate.

Could adding vegetables make a healthier mayonnaise?

Could adding vegetables make a healthier mayonnaise?

Scientists are investigating if eating mayonnaise with added vegetables, in the form of powders, could unlock health benefits.

British men twice as likely to ignore serious health symptoms as women

British men twice as likely to ignore serious health symptoms as women

British men are almost twice as likely as women to avoid seeking medical help when experiencing a serious health symptom.

Ten tips to beat the heat and get a good night's sleep

With the heat to soar before July is out, the rise in temperature will make it more difficult to get a great night’s sleep. More than 58% of Brits say their sleep habits are affected by the weather, with 41% losing sleep due to overheating and 42% waking up in the night because of the heat.

Benidorm unsafe sex-spot for Brits abroad

Benidorm unsafe sex-spot for Brits abroad

Benidorm has been uncovered as Mediterranean hotspot for unprotected casual sex, according to new research into the behaviour and health of British holidaymakers.

Incentives to breastfeed and quit smoking backed by the young

Incentives to breastfeed and quit smoking backed by the young

Men and women aged 44 or younger are more likely to agree with financial incentives to encourage breastfeeding and smoking cessation during pregnancy compared to those aged 65 and over.

Make smoking hot savings by kicking the habit

The seventh anniversary of the smoking ban is fast approaching on 1 July and the latest research from MoneySuperMarket reveals ditching the cigarettes could save Brits over £6,000 on life cover – so there’s no better time for smokers to kick the habit and benefit from healthier bodies and bank balances.