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Medication-resistant hypertension improved by healthy lifestyle modifications, researchers say

16th October 2021

People with treatment-resistant hypertension who follow a nutritious diet and take part in regular exercise can lower their blood pressure and improve their cardiovascular health, a study suggests. New findings have revealed that implementing the…

Couples often have similar body shapes, blood pressure levels and incidence of some diseases, new study shows

15th October 2021

Research into the lifestyle habits and physical traits of couples has found that partners often share similar blood pressure and cholesterol levels and can even have diseases such as diabetes in common. A study by…

Biggest reduction in life expectancy since World War Two shows ‘devastating’ impact of COVID-19

14th October 2021

Progress on mortality rates was “wiped out” in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic led to the biggest fall in life expectancy since World War Two. That is the finding of a study by a team…

Severe depression often triggered by insulin resistance, evidence shows

13th October 2021

A new study has indicated that being insulin-resistant doubles an individual’s risk of developing severe depression. More than one in five people in America suffer with depression during their lifetime, with common symptoms of the…

Drug used to treat type 2 diabetes could reduce risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes, research suggests

12th October 2021

A type of drug used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity has been linked to a reduced risk of hospitalisation, respiratory complications, and death in people with COVID-19 who have type 2…

Migraines increase risk of sleeping difficulties, researchers say

11th October 2021

Disrupted sleep is more common in those who regularly suffer with migraines compared to those who do not, a new study suggests. Children who frequently get migraines were also shown to have more interrupted sleep,…

Long COVID numbers ‘much lower’ than first predicted, ONS research shows

10th October 2021

A new Office for National Statistics (ONS) study has found that the number of people suffering with Long COVID is not as high as first feared. Latest figures have revealed that one in 40 people…

Doctor requests examination into period changes as a result of COVID-19 vaccinations

9th October 2021

A top immunologist has claimed that menstrual alterations and random vaginal bleeding after being jabbed should be examined to encourage hesitant females to get vaccinated. Expressing her concerns in the British Medical Journal, Dr Victoria…

Protective coronavirus antibodies can last up to six months, research suggests

8th October 2021

People who generate antibodies after being infected with COVID-19 are likely to be immune from the virus for up to half a year, a new study has confirmed. Scientists from the University of Michigan examined…

Canteen menu changes help reduce obesity rates amongst employees, a new study shows

7th October 2021

Latest research has found that workers reduce their daily calorie consumption when workplace canteens serve smaller, low-calorie meals, which in turn helps combat rising levels of obesity. Academics from the University of Cambridge have suggested…

Gut bacteria may be linked to brain damage in premature babies, research suggests

6th October 2021

A high level of bacteria in the gut of premature babies may be linked to their increased risk of brain damage, a study has suggested. The team from the University of Vienna said an overgrowth…

Deeper understanding of link between inflammation and pancreatic cancer revealed in new study

5th October 2021

Researchers investigating how inflammation is associated with the development of pancreatic cancer have published new findings which clarify the link. The new study found that while pancreatic cells show an adaptive response to repeat inflammation…

Strength training can burn the same amount of fat as cardio, new research shows

4th October 2021

Resistance training can help people to burn a similar amount of fat to that which is lost through cardio or aerobic training, a new study has indicated. The findings debunk the common perception that to…

Guidance on sunlight exposure needs to be ‘re-evaluated’, researchers say

3rd October 2021

Previous guidelines on the optimum exposure to sunlight for vitamin D benefits may need to be revised following a new study which looked at the benefits of solar exposure against the risk of sunburn and…

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