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Who’s to vote for the NHS?

If you watched the ‘leaders debate’ on the NHS you might wonder why the real issue of the ever-increasing costs...

April 8, 2015

Forget Atkins – go ‘fishkins’ to cut cancer risk in half, shows new study

A massive study of over 77,000 people has found that eating meat increases risk for colorectal cancer by 75 per...

March 10, 2015

Escape the stress trap

Chronic stress has dire long-term health consequences - it is as bad for you as smoking and responsible for reducing...

March 3, 2015

Could 3 cups of coffee a day reduce heart attack risk?

Is coffee good or bad for you? A study out today claims 3 - 5 cups a day is good...

March 3, 2015

Free online test shows how to halve Alzheimer’s risk

One in four people over 50 are predicted to develop Alzheimer’s, an irreversible disease and the most common form of...

January 20, 2015

What’s the right diet for you?

BBC Horizon’s programme ‘What’s the right diet for you’ this week claimed to put personalised dieting to the test by...

January 15, 2015

No Cancer deaths by 2050?

That was the announcement in yesterday’s newspapers in response to an £80 million cut in funding from the government for...

January 15, 2015

Mediterranean diet keeps you ‘genetically young’

A study in the British Medical Journal has found that the Mediterranean Diet (which is very similar to my low...

December 4, 2014

B vitamins memory benefit questioned

We know that B vitamins, given to those with both the first signs of memory loss (mild cognitive impairment) and...

November 14, 2014

Atkins diet cancer risk

UK medical experts have blamed the Atkins diet for a worrying increase in constipation and colon cancer.

October 17, 2014

Gouty arthritis – cherry juice really works

The old wives tale that cherry juice helps gouty arthritis has been confirmed in a highly positive clinical trial published...

October 2, 2014

Are you B12 deficient? Why treatment has to change.

Many people who suffer from tiredness, failing mood and memory lack vitamin B12, known as pernicious anaemia, and take years...

October 2, 2014

Is vitamin C helpful against Ebola?

Understandably, there are no trials yet testing vitamin C against the Ebola virus, either in the test-tube or real life....

September 25, 2014

Horizon – Is meat bad for you?

While it is true that vegetarians, on the whole, live longer than meat eaters the fact that low carb, moderate...

August 19, 2014

Obesity is linked to ten common cancers

Research published today in The Lancet shows that being overweight or obese is linked to ten common cancers.

August 14, 2014

85% of natural products to be banned – please act now

A set of regulations based on neither science nor logic, regarding safety, has been enacted by the Minister of Health...

July 24, 2014

Why are Oxford University and Alzheimer’s Research UK trying to discredit B vitamins?

Last month I told you in a blogabout the research of Robert Clarke et al.

July 17, 2014

One in three Alzheimer’s cases preventable NOW, says expert review

One in three cases of Alzheimer’s could be prevented, new research reveals - but policy makers are ignoring it. Why?...

July 1, 2014

Vitamin C keeps your arteries healthy

Last week a meta-analysis of 44 clinical trials confirmed that 500mg of vitamin C a day, more than five times...

June 26, 2014

Cynicism is seriously bad for you

Three studies have now found that the most negative emotion is not stress, anger or depression but cynicism.

June 16, 2014