Category Archives: Health

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When it comes to vitamins, it appears you could have too much of a good thing, say researchers who report a link between their use and higher death rates among older women.Experts have suspected for some...

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‘Nudging’ people to lose weight by thinking about their lifestyle shows little evidence of success, an analysis of published data suggests.It showed the step-by-step behavioural approach used...

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Parents are failing to put enough fruit and veg into their children’s packed lunches, health experts have warned.The School Food Trust, which examined 3,500 packed lunches in England in 2009, says...

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Women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day are less likely to get depressed, research suggests.It is not clear why it might have this effect, but the authors believe caffeine in coffee may alter...

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  Breathing in heavy traffic fumes can trigger a heart attack, say UK experts.Heart attack risk is raised for about six hours post-exposure and goes down again after that, researchers found. They...

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    Teenagers who watch films showing actors smoking are more likely to take it up, new UK research suggests.Experts who made the link by questioning 5,000 15-year-olds say their findings should...

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Eating lots of fruit and vegetables with white flesh may help to protect against strokes, says a study in the journal Stroke.But Dutch researchers say they do not know why people with a high intake of...

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