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How to live longer: Doing THIS will add YEARS to your life

Every year spent studying, beyond school, adds almost an extra year to your lifespan, according to researchers form the University of Edinburgh. Their major study discovered the key ways to live longer, and the lifestyle choices that could lead to an early death. Smoking was the main cause of an early demise, they found. Obesity was also a major factor ...

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Dementia: Eating THIS 99p sweet treat could prevent neurological conditions

Eating honey daily could reduce the risk of developing dementia, scientists found. Although high in sugar, honey could prevent neuroinflammation in the hippocampus section of the brain – part of the brain that’s directly involved in spatial memory. Honey possesses natural antioxidants, and therapeutic properties, that help to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, scientists claimed. It was also claimed that ...

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Scientists reveal the relationship between sugar and cancer

A nine-year joint research project conducted by VIB, KU Leuven and VUB has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. This discovery provides evidence for a positive correlation between sugar and cancer, which may have far-reaching impacts on tailor-made ...

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NHS doctors to be FORCED to ask patients their sexual preference

The measure is outlined in a new NHS document for all hospital trusts and local health authorities, doctors and healthcare professionals.  A refusal to reveal sexuality will also become part of the patient’s record.  But the news has angered many MPs and health campaigners who say the question is unnecessary and an invasion of privacy.  Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said: ...

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Homeopathy is just a ‘trick of the mind’ according to latest study

Critics say the perceived benefits are a placebo. Homeopathy is said to work, including using herbal medicine, to help the body heal itself. But the Royal Veterinary College London reviewed major studies over three decades and concluded there were no robust studies which showed a benefit of homeopathy in animals. Professor Peter Lees, who led the study, said his research ...

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Like it or not: Broccoli may be good for the gut

By Matt Swayne UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut. In a study, when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive issues similar to symptoms of leaky gut and colitis than mice that were not ...

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Avocado diet: Three ways the superfood can PREVENT heart disease

Avocados have seen their popularity sky-rocket thanks to their versatility – they can be smashed up on toast or blended into guacamole – but also because of their numerous health benefits. They contain nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. The savoury fruit – native to Mexico – is also unusually high in ‘good’ fats, while other fruits consist mostly of ...

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