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Tetris is one of the most successful computer games ever and among many other things, a new major psychological study has suggested that playing Tetris could reduce the damaging effects of psychological trauma.
A survey undertaken by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) suggests that only bread rolls will meet self-regulated targets to reduce salt in British diets.
Children begin to exercise less not long after they start school, a study from the British Journal of Sport Medicine has stunningly revealed. This contradicts previous thinking on the decline of exercises and raises question on how to tackle obesity and its causes amongst children and young people.
Confectionary company Nestlé have pledged to cut 7,500 tonnes of sugar from their UK and Ireland lines of sweets by next year, without switching to artificial sweeteners, the company announced yesterday, in a reaction to public concerns about just how much sugar is in our food.
Juicing diets can be bad for you, a gluten-free diet does not appear to provide any benefits for people without intolerances and eggs still contain a lot of cholesterol, myth-busting research by cardiologists in the United States has revealed as it reviewed the evidence behind commonly discussed food myths and celebrity diets.
A study of London-based bankers has found a connection between those who reported being worried by work related issues and heart activity typically linked with stress, anxietyan observational study published at the end of January has suggested for the first time.
Initial reports from UK researchers have suggested there is a link between professional footballers heading a heavy football repeatedly and long term brain damage in the form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
The first long-term study of the health effects of e-cigarette use reveals they lead to a significantly reduced cancer risk compared to people who smoke cigarettes, claims a landmark report published yesterday.
Researchers at the University of Turbigen in Germany have reported that four patients suffering from Completely Locked-in Syndrome (CLIS) have been able to communicate the answers to known personal questions using a brain-computer interface that uses infrared light to measure blood flow within the brain and translates it into “yes” and “no” responses.
The English Premier League and major confectionary brand Cadbury have agreed a three year partnership deal in a move that has angered obesity and sugar campaigners.
A “simple, rapid natural tooth repair process” has been discovered by scientists that could significantly reduce the need for fillings.
Children in England eat half of their recommended maximum sugar intake at breakfast, research published by Public Health England shockingly reveals.
A study of 7052 participants in Norway looked at whether hypochondria (also known as health anxiety) was associated with the onset of heart disease.
According to dietician Dr Sarah Schenker, cutting out entire food groups in an effort to lose weight can jeopardise a person’s health.
Many mixed drinks combine alcohol with energy drinks, but a new study using mice has revealed that this mixture could cause changes within the brain.
The first every autism treatment has been hailed by scientists. Autism is a severe developmental disorder affecting 1 in 100 children.
According to a story in the Daily Telegraph, taking a short walk of around 10 minutes after meals is better for your blood sugar than taking a walk at any other time.
A new study has revealed that parents might not have to blame themselves for their child’s fussy eating habits.
Data has revealed a 10 year increase in life expectancy across the world in the last 35 years.
According to a new study by Cambridge University, 1 in 100 people have a defect in the MC4R gene, which causes fatty food cravings and shuns sugary snacks.
A new study has suggested that giving small amounts of peanut and eggs to babies at an early age could stop them from developing food allergies.
Many of us make every effort to keep fit by following a healthy, balanced diet. But according to a new study, if you’re feeling stressed, all that healthy eating amounts to nothing.
According to a new study, that old wives’ tale that the rain can make our aches and pains feel worse actually has some truth to it.
A new analysis by Guttmacher Institute has found that a huge drop in US teen pregnancies has been caused by improved contraception use.
In the 68 years since the NHS’s inception, and certainly the 150 years since Florence Nightingale founded the first nursing school, much has changed within the nursing profession.
According to a new report from the Royal Society of Public Health, the majority of commuters in England and Wales take at least one hour to travel to work. The two UK countries face some of the longest commutes worldwide.
The government have published a dementia atlas that reveals a patchy pattern of care for the condition across regions in England.
An investigation has found that women and girls with anorexia are being turned away from NHS trusts due to ‘not being thin enough’.
Scientists have pinpointed a ‘switch’ in our brains that lets us know when we need to sleep and when we need to wake up.
A team of scientists may have discovered a method to reverse menopause by rejuvenating post-menopausal ovaries, which enables them to release fertile eggs. Could this mean that menopause doesn’t spell the end of fertility?
New research has found that butter have little to no link with heart disease and can actually protect against diabetes.
Doctors have warned that checking your smartphone screen in bed at night could cause problems for your vision.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that hot drinks are a likely cancer cause and that they should always be left for several minutes to lower the temperature before being swallowed.
A new study has suggested that drinking wine from a larger glass causes people to drink more, even when the amount of wine severed in a smaller glass is the same.
According to a new study, children are more likely to put on weight if their parents think of them as overweight.
Regulators and scientists have said that leaving the EU could slow down access to new medicines and threaten the search for a cancer cure.
New research has suggested that eating potatoes could increase high blood pressure risk.
It’s no real shock to discover that a junk food diet isn’t the most sensible way to stay healthy and lose weight, but a study carried out by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University has shown that this type of diet could cause the same amount of kidney damage as diabetes.
Findings from a new study suggest that eating a small quantity of chocolate each day could cut the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Findings from the biggest ever review of mindfulness have shown that the practice can control depression just as well as mood-enhancing medication.
Scientists have suggested that anorexia could be caused by bacteria that confuse the immune system, which leads to it attacking the brain to trigger feelings of personal disgust.
The number of women in Wales suffering from cancer of the womb has almost doubled over the past 20 years and according to a leading cancer charity, obesity is to blame.
Two asthma specialists have said that too many children are being diagnosed incorrectly with the disease.
NHS prescription charges in England face a sharp increase this week, whereas prescriptions will continue to be free in other parts of Britain.
April 7th is World Health Day, and this year the focus is on the dangers of diabetes, which plays a part in the lives of more than 39,000 people in Leeds alone.
In a move that has surprised campaigners, the government have announced a new tax on sugary soft drinks.
A study has discovered that women with breast cancer could be up to one third less likely to die from the disease if they receive more regular cycles of chemotherapy.
Despite a petition signed by more than 800,000 people after two-year-old Faye Burdett died from meningitis B, the government has rejected the call for a vaccine to be given to all children up to the age of 11.
Judge of My Kitchen Rules and paleo devotee Pete Evans has blasted reports that the cavemen-style diet could cause weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes.
A campaign group has warned that there are “shocking” sugar levels in some of the hot drinks on sale in high street coffee shops and cafes.
According to a new study, mild psychological stress could cause weight loss by activating brown fat. The study was conducted by the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine and could lead to effective new treatments for type 2 diabetes.
Travellers have been banned by the NHS from donating blood for 28 days after returning from countries infected by the Zika virus. This is amid fears the disease could be passed on through blood transfusions.
A health charity has warned that almost 3.7 million women in Britain are not attending smear tests, which are potentially life-saving.
A new review has suggested that the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm in the world seems to pose a higher health risk to women than men.
In Edinburgh last year, 95 people died whilst waiting for a care package provided by the council.
Cancer Research UK has launched a new study that could form the first step towards the introduction of exercise training as an NHS treatment for prostate cancer.
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