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Can food have negative calories? Nutritionist debunks the idea

5PH/Shutterstock Louise Dunford, De Montfort University Diets are everywhere, but could eating “negative calorie” foods, such as celery and grapefruit, help to boost weight loss? A calorie is a unit […]

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Teetotalism in midlife makes you more likely to develop dementia? What the research actually says

The proof isn’t so clear, after all. Budimir Jevtic/Shutterstock Tony Rao, King’s College London Imagine if someone told you that not drinking alcohol makes you more likely to develop dementia. […]

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Brexit: champagne, parmesan, prosecco and feta could soon be at the centre of negotiations

Shutterstock Enrico Bonadio, City, University of London and Marc Mimler, Bournemouth University As Brexit day creeps closer, one issue that remains unresolved is the way that food names will be […]

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Costa Coffee offer scam on WhatsApp

Which? has reported a Costa Coffee WhatsApp scam offering money off, but in reality, the scammers are stealing your data. The Which? website says: The new scam circulating on smartphone […]

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Giving your baby solid food early won’t help them sleep better

Sleeping like a baby. Ekaterina Pokrovsky/Shutterstock Amy Brown, Swansea University New research claims that giving babies solid foods at just three months old will help them sleep. Though this may […]

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Why the 2018 heatwave will not be as bad as 1976 for your fruit and vegetables

James Paul Bowen, University of Liverpool and John Martin, University of Leicester Comparisons have been made between summer 2018 and Britain’s record breaking heatwave of 1976, which is often hailed […]

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Why is the public not taking diabetes seriously?

There are 169 diabetes-related amputations each week in England, which means someone loses a leg, foot or toe every HOUR There were 465 amputations in Cornwall alone over the past […]

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Activated charcoal doesn’t detox the body – four reasons you should avoid it

Alena A/Shutterstock.com Sophie Medlin, King’s College London On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal […]

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Does eating at night make you fat?

Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock.com Alex Johnstone, University of Aberdeen and Peter Morgan, University of Aberdeen Some media reports say that eating at night makes you gain weight, others say that it has […]

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Young people in the UK drink more energy drinks than any other countries in Europe

As a nation, we drink 679m litres of the stuff every year. shutterstock Amelia Lake, Teesside University and Shelina Visram, Newcastle University It would be a bit shocking to see […]

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