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Experts say diabetes figures have doubled in 15 years

12th June 2021

The number of people with diagnosed diabetes has doubled in just 15 years, experts have said. NHS figures have shown that there are now five million people in England who have either type 1 or…

Passive smoking when pregnant has “long-term effects” on child

11th June 2021

For the first time in medical history it has been proven that exposure to secondhand in pregnancy leads to a “heightened risk” of the baby developing a disease in adulthood. The team from the Virginia…

Itching study sheds light on why the issue occurs

10th June 2021

There is good news for itching sufferers as researchers say they have found significant differences between non-hairy and hairy areas of the skin in relation to itch issues. Chronic skin itching can be extremely uncomfortable…

Two apples a day could keep type 2 diabetes at bay

9th June 2021

Eating two portions of fruit a day reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 36 per cent, researchers have said. However, the Australian research team said they did not see the same pattern…

Reasoning and memory exercises boost children’s maths skills, new study shows

8th June 2021

The type of cognitive exercises practised by young children plays a key role in improving their maths skills, researchers have found. A new large-scale study found that reasoning and visual working memory exercises had the…

Alcohol makes social distancing almost impossible in pubs, new study shows

7th June 2021

Social distancing in pubs is almost impossible due to the effects of alcohol, research suggests. Researchers found that strangers who consume alcohol are more likely to move physically closer to each other, even after initially…

Female smokers at risk of decreased learning and memory function

6th June 2021

Smoking can impair the impair the ability to learn and memorise things, particularly among women, according to new research. In the largest study which has ever looked at how smoking and cardiovascular disease might impact…

High consumption of fruit and vegetables linked to reduced stress

4th June 2021

Stressed out people are being told they should eat more fruit and vegetables after a new study has shown a healthy diet reduces stress. A team from the Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Australia has…

Overweight teenagers at greater risk of stroke in middle age

3rd June 2021

Overweight teenagers are putting themselves at risk of suffering from a stroke in later life, researchers have said. A team from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has been looking at the effect a higher body…

Racking up 4,400 steps a day can ‘protect’ against serious illness

2nd June 2021

Walking 4,400 steps a day, rather than aiming for the 10,000 steps, may be enough to reduce your risk of developing serious illnesses, experts have claimed. Exercise can improve conditions like type 2 diabetes and…

‘Landmark study’ unveils genetic underpinning of type 1 diabetes

1st June 2021

Findings from what is being called a “landmark study” has uncovered some vital information which will help experts understand more about type 1 diabetes. The team from the University of California San Diego School of…

Low Carb Program launches Virtual Summer Retreat

1st June 2021

The Low Carb Program will host a 4-week virtual Summer Retreat, starting on Sunday 6th June. The Low Carb Program will host a range of live events, guest speakers, daily activities, and a range of challenges.…

Western diet found to increase inflammatory bowel disease risk

1st June 2021

Following a Western diet high in sugar and fat could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease, researchers have said. A team from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Cleveland Clinic…

Feeling younger can help older adults live longer, survey shows

31st May 2021

Older people who feel younger than their actual age may live longer, new findings suggest. A study of just over 5,000 participants aged over 40 showed that feeling younger helped to mitigate the effects of…

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