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Vitamin E ‘may be bad for bones’

Vitamin E ‘may be bad for bones’

Vitamin E supplements may interfere with the process that keeps bones healthy, suggest Japanese scientists.Writing in the journal Nature Medicine, the Keio University team said mice given large doses had lower bone mass – if the same was true in humans, fracture risk would be …

Sleep quality ‘improves with age’

Sleep quality ‘improves with age’

The belief that older people tend to suffer worse sleep may be false – in fact the reverse may be true, according to US researchers.A telephone survey of more than 150,000 adults suggested that, apart from a blip in your 40s, sleep quality gets better …

Bad breath used as stem cell tool

Bad breath used as stem cell tool

Hydrogen sulphide, the gas famed for generating the stench in stink bombs, flatulence and bad breath, has been harnessed by stem cell researchers in Japan. Their study, in the Journal of Breath Research, investigated using it to help convert stem cells from human teeth into …

Heart attack symptoms ‘differ in women’

Heart attack symptoms ‘differ in women’

Fewer women than men suffering from a heart attack appear to experience chest pain symptoms, according to a study of more than one million people in the US.Overall men have significantly more heart attacks, but under the age of 55 women are more likely to …

Slow walking ‘predicts dementia’

The speed someone walks may predict the likelihood of developing dementia later in life, according to researchers in the US.They also told a conference that grip strength in middle-age was linked to the chance of a stroke. The scientists said more studies were needed to …

Big meals in ‘memory loss link’ in elderly

A link between memory loss and a high calorie diet has been suggested by researchers in the US.They were investigating mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can be an early sign of dementia.Research, presented at a conference, claimed a high calorie diet was linked to having …

Heart disease risk ‘inherited’

Men can inherit heart disease from their father say scientists who have tracked the condition to the Y chromosome that dads pass to sons.By studying the DNA of over 3,000 men they found a particular version of the sex chromosome increases the risk of coronary …