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10 October 2019
"Smoking just a few cigarettes a day can damage your lungs a study has found," Mail Online reports.
09 October 2019
"Dogs could be a heart's best friend," reports The Times, after 2 studies showed people who own dogs seem to live longer than those who do not own one.
08 October 2019
'E-cigarette smoke could cause lung cancer - despite being tobacco free' reports the Sun
03 October 2019
"Getting less than six hours of sleep could double – or even triple – your risk of dying from heart disease or cancer, especially if you have chronic diseases," reports the Mail Online.
02 October 2019
"Breastfed babies may face more than double the risk of developing food allergies," the Mail Online reports.
01 October 2019
‘New research that claims red and processed meat is probably not harmful to our health has caused controversy among experts who maintain people should cut down’ The Guardian reports
26 September 2019
"Men who struggle with infertility are at much greater risk of prostate cancer," reports the Sun. In a new study, Swedish researchers used their databases to investigate what happened to almost all men who fathered a child over 20 years from 1994 to December 2014. They found men whose babies were born after fertility treatment were more likely to have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in the years since, and more likely to have had prostate cancer at a young age (under 55).
25 September 2019
'Planned Caesarean delivery can be the safest option for women who have had a Caesarean in the past' BBC News reports
24 September 2019
'Summer-born children ‘more likely to be diagnosed with depression’ than older pupils' The Independent reports
19 September 2019
'Alzheimer's breakthrough as pioneering head device 'can REVERSE memory loss' using electromagnetic waves' reports the Mail Online.
18 September 2019
"Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women's PLACENTAS for the first time," reports the Mail Online.
17 September 2019
'It’s thought of as one of the safest painkillers to take during pregnancy, but a new study has warned of the dangers of taking paracetamol when pregnant' the Daily Mirror reports