High-fibre diet could lower stress

High-fibre diet could lower stress

Researchers from the University College Cork, and Teagasc Food Research Centre, both in Cork, Ireland, have found that a high fibre diet could help to relieve stress and anxiety. The researchers particularly looked at the role of short-chain fatty acids which are the small molecules produced when the digestive system...

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How ‘sleep debt’ can take up to two years off your life

How ‘sleep debt’ can take up to two years off your life

Most Brits love a weekend lie-in, and there’s no better time to focus in on getting enough time between the sheets than Sleeptember. But, before the whole nation reaches for the snooze button, it’s worth factoring in what we give up when we sacrifice our free time to dreaming. New...

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Free therapy on offer to local residents

Free therapy on offer to local residents

Timewith, a London-based startup focusing on accessible therapy to all, has launched an initiative that will the cover the cost of 1000 people’s first therapy session. The campaign, which went live last week, is running UK-wide and is open to anyone. The company believe removing the financial burden can address...

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Gendered drinks – Not your cup of tea

Gendered drinks – Not your cup of tea

There are many different types of tea on the supermarket shelves, from green to peppermint. But a recent trend has been those which claim to be “specially blended” for women. But these, Dr James Brown writes in The Guardian, “should be treated with some scepticism.” Tea itself does have “biologically...

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Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

To ablate or not to ablate, that is the question. There are approximately 1.4 million people with Atrial Fibrillation which is a major risk factor for strokes, and contributes to one in five strokes in the UK. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder), and occurs...

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Is drinking coffee good for you?

Is drinking coffee good for you?

Health professionals have previously warned against drinking large amounts of caffeinated coffee, saying tit could lead to irritability and insomnia. But a number of studies have that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of disease or death. Taking this into account, researchers analysed data from 500,000 adults in...

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456 lives shortened by nurse at Gosport Memorial hospital.

456 lives shortened by nurse at Gosport Memorial hospital.

The NHS is in the firing line after Dr Jane Barton has been accused of actively participated in shortening the lives of many patients at Gosport memorial hospital. Her tendencies for prescribing patients opioids often without justification or necessity, was deemed responsible for the deaths of 456 patients, leaving the...

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Childhood learning disabilities linked to mental health problems

Childhood learning disabilities linked to mental health problems

Learning disabilities diagnosed in childhood are associated with mental health problems in adulthood, research from Finland has found. The Niilo Mäki Institute and University of Jyväskylä looked at individuals receiving reimbursements for psychoactive medicine and found that those who did not receive a degree or received unemployment allowance for an...

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How your neighbour is improving lives for women with ovarian cancer

How your neighbour is improving lives for women with ovarian cancer

You may not know it, but one of your neighbours is a world leader in cancer research. Based right here in Chelsea, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is a charity, a higher education institution, and one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations. Since it was founded in...

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Hair loss after Chemotherapy

Hair loss after Chemotherapy

Perhaps the most well-known side effect of cancer treatment is hair loss. Chemotherapy in particular is most associated with this. Complete hair loss is very rare with other cancer treatments but some drugs can cause hair thinning, depending on not just the type of drug but the amount taken and...

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