RESEARCH

Common painkillers are changing the brain

  After a mass shooting, people often suspect the perpetrator was on some medication that could have pushed him over the edge—and they could be right. Even everyday over-the-counter...

Just standing for 30 minutes a day (instead of sitting)...

Replacing 30 minutes of sitting for some simple everyday activity, such as walking, housework or even standing, can have a dramatic effect on the health of your heart. This one...

PCOS linked to gut problems, researchers discover

  As with so many other problems, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), a hormonal imbalance that can lead to infertility, diabetes and heart disease, seems to begin in the gut....

Link between gum disease and some cancers proven by researchers

  It's already been established that there's a connection between bad gum disease—known as periodontitis—and heart disease, and now new evidence suggests that people with gum problems are 24...

'Angelina Jolie' breast cancer gene not lethal—so wait before having...

  Women with the faulty BRCA gene have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and have been inspired by movie star Angelina Jolie to have a...

Two breakthroughs in reversing 'incurable' tinnitus

  Tinnitus—a persistent ringing in the ear—is thought to be incurable, but two new technologies are being tested that could finally improve, or even reverse, the problem. ...

Hot stuff! A sauna lowers blood pressure, and your Alzheimer's...

Taking a sauna for 30 minutes can have a big effect on your health. It reduces blood pressure, and it also lowers your chances of heart problems and heart attack,...

Starting exercise in your mid-fifties still reduces heart attack risk

  Even couch potatoes who take up exercise for the first time in middle-age can still reduce—and even reverse—their chances of suffering a heart attack or heart failure....

Scientists seek funding to research health dangers of aluminium in...

A group of scientists is looking to raise Euro550,000 through crowdfunding to investigate the potential side effects of aluminium salts in vaccines such as the DTP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) and HPV jabs....
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