Posts for health

Could cheese help prevent type 2 diabetes?

No need to feel guilty. hlphoto/Shutterstock.com Fumiaki Imamura, University of Cambridge Many people believe that low-fat dairy products are healthier than high-fat dairy products. Indeed, many public health guidelines recommend […]

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World Mental Health Day 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day. Around one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some time in their life. The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be […]

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The best foods to eat for a good night’s sleep

Shutterstock Sophie Medlin, King’s College London Sleep has become widely recognised as playing a really important role in our overall health and wellness – alongside diet, stress management and exercise. […]

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International students on British drinking habits – ‘people don’t know when to stop’

shutterstock Thomas Thurnell-Read, Loughborough University; Lorraine Brown, Bournemouth University, and Philip Long, Bournemouth University Of the 2.3m students starting courses at UK universities each autumn, well over 400,000 are international […]

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Give-up-itis: when people just give up and die

Everett Historical/Shutterstock.com John Leach, University of Portsmouth During World War Two, when a cargo ship was torpedoed and sank in the North Sea, some of the crew managed to escape […]

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I ran 100 miles in a day – this is what happened to my body

Nick Tiller, Sheffield Hallam University The marathon race has long been considered the ultimate test of human endurance. But the last few decades have seen growing numbers of runners regularly […]

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Three things we can all learn from people who don’t use smartphones or social media

‘Someone likes me.’ Shutterstock. Rowland Atkinson, University of Sheffield and Mariann Hardey, Durham University Many of us spend hours every day tethered to our devices, pawing at the screen to […]

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Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk in women – but not men

Marian Weyo/Shutterstock.com Ailsa Welch, University of East Anglia Ancel and Margaret Keys, an American husband-and-wife team, first reported on the Mediterranean diet’s health benefits in 1975. Since then, the diet […]

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How to teach kids where food comes from – get them gardening

Research shows children are five times more likely to eat salad when they have grown it themselves. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Lindsay Hamilton, Keele University and Emma Surman, Keele University Survey the shelves […]

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Children who are picky eaters still grow up healthy — new research

Smiles all round. Yullishi/Shutterstock Caroline Taylor, University of Bristol If a standoff over vegetables at dinner is a daily hurdle with your child then good news parents – a picky […]

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