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Friday Aug 7 2015
"White bread and pasta 'may increase the risk of depression'," reports the Mail Online today. The news outlet is reporting on a study of post-menopausal women’s diets and their depressive symptoms over time...
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"The pill cuts womb cancer cases by 200,000," the Sky News website reports, in an uncommon example of a credible headline figure. However, it should be noted that it refers to the amount of endometrial cancer cases prevented over 10 years...
Thursday Aug 6 2015
"Eating food rich in vitamins and minerals keeps the brain younger," reports the Daily Express. The headline was prompted by a US study of a new diet called MIND, which appeared to slow down ageing of the brain...
Wednesday Aug 5 2015
"Curry really could be the spice of life," says The Daily Telegraph, reporting on a study looking at the link between regularly eating foods that contain capsaicin – found in chilli peppers – and the risk of dying early...
Tuesday Aug 4 2015
Going for a 15-minute walk every day will "make you live longer", reports the Mail Online. It is one of several news outlets to report that small amounts of daily exercise may be enough to increase your chances of living longer...
Monday Aug 3 2015
"Ebola vaccine is 'potential game-changer'," says BBC News, while the Daily Mail cites a "100% effective jab" for the disease. These headlines stem from early results of a trial investigating the effects of an Ebola...
"HIV flushed out by cancer drug", BBC News reports. This headline was prompted by laboratory research showing the promising results of a cancer drug being used to treat HIV…
Friday Jul 31 2015
"Scientists have identified five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature," BBC News reports. The hope is that recognising the genetic signature of a specific cancer could lead to targeted treatments...
Thursday Jul 30 2015
"New research suggests that testosterone deficiency in older men is much more prevalent than current screening methods suggest, and that more men would benefit from hormone treatment," The Daily Telegraph reports…
Wednesday Jul 29 2015
"England's health watchdog has put forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults in their last few days of life," BBC News reports.The guidelines, produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)…
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