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Young at heart

13 March 2019

Improvements in public health, education and medicine mean that our lives are much longer than at any point in human history. Thanks to studies of...

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Wine before beer, or beer before wine? Either way, you’ll be hungover, study finds

08 February 2019

'Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine; wine before beer and you’ll feel queer' goes the age-old aphorism. But scientists have now shown that it...

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Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

15 January 2019

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study led by researchers at...

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Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines as prescribed, pilot study suggests

07 January 2019

Remembering to take medication is vital for managing long term health conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or multiple...

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Removing sweets and crisps from supermarket checkouts linked to dramatic fall in unhealthy snack purchases

18 December 2018

Policies aimed at removing sweets and crisps from checkouts could lead to a dramatic reduction in the amount of unhealthy food purchased to eat ‘...

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Pregnancy losses and large numbers of children linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease

30 November 2018

Women who experience pregnancy loss and do not go on to have children are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and...

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A healthy lifestyle cuts stroke risk, irrespective of genetic risk

25 October 2018

People at high genetic risk of stroke can still reduce their chance of having a stroke by sticking to a healthy lifestyle, in particular stopping...

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Experts warn of cardiovascular risk from heavy metal pollution

29 August 2018

Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today’s edition of...

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Why we just can't stop eating: the complex truth behind obesity

23 July 2018

Obesity is often characterised as nothing more than greed and lack of willpower. The truth is far more complex.

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