Cancer ‘fuelled by extra drinks’

April 9, 2011

Drinking more than a pint of beer a day can substantially increase the risk of some cancers, research suggests.
The Europe-wide study of 363,988 people reported in the British Medical Journal found one in 10 of all cancers in men and one in 33 in women were caused by past or current alcohol intake.
More than 18% of alcohol-related Read more

How sleep will make you lose weight

April 8, 2011

It’s a wonderful feeling when you wake up from a good night’s sleep refreshed and ready to face the day.
Now scientists have discovered yet another reason to start counting sheep and have an early night.
They found that people who regularly get six hours sleep or more were twice as likely to lose a stone than people who Read more

Alleviate Acidity By Eating Cucumber

March 19, 2011

Tokyo: Cucumber is a healthy and highly beneficial to your health in various purposes. Surplus stomach acid after having meals can cause stomach discomfort, heartburn, excess gas, nausea and bloating.
Most of the traditional pills, liquids and tablets for alleviating acidity will be distasteful to ingest and often may not work effectively. Luckily, eating cucumber will help you in alleviating Read more

DNA test to give bowel cancer alert

March 6, 2011

Scientists have discovered what could be the first step towards a DNA test to detect the early signs of bowel cancer.
Tests on two distinct genes were highly accurate in distinguishing between tumours and benign polyps — growths in the bowel that can become cancerous.
While not all polyps in the bowel become cancerous it is thought almost all bowel cancers develop from Read more

Breakthrough in the war on breast cancer

February 23, 2011

A major breakthrough in the hunt for a breast cancer cure has been made after scientists discovered how to stop the disease spreading.
They have identified the enzyme that promotes the spread – changing the tumour from a single, more treatable one, to a number of separate cancers threatening other organs.
If drugs can be created to block the enzyme, thousands of Read more

Music really is like a drug, researchers say

January 25, 2011

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal believe they’ve tied enjoyment of music to the body’s release of dopamine.
People who become euphoric over music unleash dopamine, a brain chemical that also induces the sense of reward that comes from food, psychoactive drugs and money, a new study says.
McGill University researchers in Montreal, Canada, Read more

Two-thirds of women suffer mental health problems

January 13, 2011

‘Generations of women are in crisis’ was the conclusion of a recent survey that found two-thirds of women suffer from mild to moderate mental health problems.
‘Millions of women are facing mental health problems and they are telling us that they are not getting the support they need’ says Penny Newman, chief executive of Platform 51, a welfare charity.
Low-self esteem, poor confidence levels and increased Read more

Eating orange is better than popping vitamin pills

January 3, 2011

Eating an orange is much better for one’s health than simply taking vitamin C pills.
Food scientists have identified why eating an orange is much better for you than simply popping vitamin C and other pills.
Its unique mix of antioxidants work much more effectively together than they do separately, found researchers at Brigham Young University in Read more

Tomato juice helps beat bone disease

November 27, 2010

Scientists say two glasses of tomato juice a day strengthens bones and can ward off osteoporosis.
The key ingredient is thought to be lycopene, the antioxidant already credited with cutting the risk of prostate cancer in men and protecting against heart disease, reports
Osteoporosis affects around three million people in Britain and Read more

Which food cause headaches and migraines?

November 19, 2010

Science has shown that some foods are linked with headaches
Many of us know at least one person who avoids certain foods because they say they trigger headaches. The chances are these friends are right, as there is scientific evidence to back the connection between food and headaches or migraines as well as other health issues. Some of the culprits are ingredients in common foods, so if you suffer with headaches, it’s worth Read more

Garlic ‘remedy for hypertension’

November 19, 2010

Garlic may be useful in addition to medication to treat high blood pressure, a study suggests. Australian doctors enrolled 50 patients in a trial to see if garlic supplements could help those whose blood pressure was high, despite medication, BBC News informs.
Those given four capsules of garlic extract a day had lower blood pressure than those on placebo, they report in Read more

Contraceptive gel being developed

October 29, 2010

A birth control gel that is applied to the skin could offer woman an alternative to the Pill, say experts presenting latest trial data. Used once daily, it delivers hormones to prevent a pregnancy in the same way as oral contraceptives do. Early studies show the gel is effective and well tolerated, with none of the typical side effects associated with the Pill, like weight gain and acne, BBC News reports Read more

Coffee, tea linked to lower brain cancer risk

October 24, 2010

Researchers have discovered that coffee and tea might do more than boost your energy levels: Regular consumption of the world’s two most popular beverages may also shield you against a form of brain cancer.
In fact, the latest research suggests that those who drink as little as a half cup or so of coffee per day may lower brain cancer risk by as much as 34 percent.
Lead researcher Dominique S. Michaud, of Read more

Diabetes linked to flabby dads: study

October 22, 2010

SYDNEY: Men with high-fat diets are more likely to have diabetic children, research showed today, in the first study linking a baby’s health to what their father ate.
The study tracked a group of rats that were fed fatty foods until they were obese and showing precursory signs of type 2 diabetes and were then bred with females of average weight, explained lead researcher Read more

Social isolation is like smoking 15 cigs a day health wise

October 8, 2010

We all know that smoking, drinking and eating too much rubbish is bad for us. But now scientists have discovered that loneliness can be even more damaging to your health.
Yes, good friends really can be a lifesaver.
A new study from Brigham Young University in Utah, has discovered that the support of friends, family and neighbours can increase your changes of living to a ripe old age by 50 Read more

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