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A coffee in the evening turns the body clock back by around an hour

A coffee in the evening turns the body clock back by around an hour

Researchers have found that drinking the equivalent of a double espresso three hours before going to sleep can turn back our body clock by around an hour, a finding that could have important implications for a range of sleep conditions.

First global Usher Syndrome awareness day - 19th September

Usher Syndrome is a rare genetic or inherited progressive condition that affects hearing, vision and balance. It was discovered by Scottish Ophthalmologist Charles Usher in 1914. To date there is no cure.

Survey finds Brits are dying for a tan

Survey finds Brits are dying for a tan

Sunscreen brand, SunSense, has this week completed a nationwide tour of the UK with the aim of encouraging the public to think twice about tanning.

Children’s fitness just as important as maths and English, report states

Children’s fitness just as important as maths and English, report states

Knowing your multiplication tables and how to properly word a letter are one thing, but too few schools in Britain are actively testing fitness levels in children, as discussed in a statement released by non-profit health body ukactive.

Health vs. Indulgence: Neon Fuel partners with Plateau for Fierce Heels dancing experience

Health vs. Indulgence: Neon Fuel partners with Plateau for Fierce Heels dancing experience

This autumn, Canary Wharf restaurant Plateau will team up with Neon Fuel, a London-based street dance and travel company to hold monthly Fierce Heels dance brunches.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hazards in the workplace and how to avoid them

The workplace can be a pretty hazardous place to be. The Health and Safety Executive says that accident rates have fallen over the years as we become more safety conscious but its most recent statistics still show about 629,000 people had an accident at work in 2013/14.