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How to live longer: The single food item that slashes risk of death by 42% – ‘massive’

There are no shortcuts to longevity – it’s your overall approach that matters. However, even small tweaks can have an outsized impact and recent research counts fish consumption among them. An international study by a University of Wolverhampton research team and scientists in the UK, Europe, China, and USA has found that older people who […]

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B12 deficiency: The hard to reverse sign in your feet – ‘only’ symptom in 25% of cases

Vitamin B12 performs many important roles in the body, such as producing red blood cells and maintaining normal nervous system function. Its impact is invisible to the eye but a deficiency isn’t. Low B12 can deal a hammer blow to the body. The most acute symptoms are neurological; affecting the brain as well as the […]

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Diabetes: The blue juice shown to lower blood sugar levels by more than 30% – ‘excellent’

The results need to be repeated in human studies before recommendations can be made but there are reasons to be optimistic. Research published in Current Developments in Nutrition found that the equivalent of one cup of fresh blueberries, given as 22 g of freeze-dried blueberries, may beneficially affect areas of health in overweight men with […]

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Cancer symptoms: The ‘sudden’ sign you may start to notice when waking up in the morning

Cancerous cells can sprout in any part of the body, which means the symptoms of cancer are extensive. The symptoms may differ but the advice is the same: act on any abnormal changes as soon as they emerge. With that in mind, Express.co.uk is drawing attention to a telltale sign of cancer that may spring […]

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Dementia warning: Food accounting for 50% of UK energy intake may hike your risk by 25%

The rise of dementia is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it reflects people are living longer than ever before, which points to improved living standards. On the other hand, age is the preeminent risk factor for dementia, which spells trouble for families and healthcare systems alike. Fortunately, age is inevitable but dementia is […]

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Covid: New BMJ study finds 1 in 20 have symptom that causes ‘severe distress’ for 6 months

The UK recorded 231,589 symptomatic cases of Covid on July 25. Omicron BA.5 is behind the current wave. The subvariant’s enhanced transmissibility means broad swatches of Britons are either being infected for the first time or reinfected with symptomatic Covid. As the virus spreads through the population, a new BMJ study has highlighted the current […]

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Dementia breakthrough: The household activity linked to a lower risk – ‘easy to follow’

What did the researchers find out? Engaging in the activities studied at a higher level was associated with a lower risk of dementia among participants. For mental activity, watching TV was associated with a higher risk of dementia, but seeing family or friends, or doing other group activities was associated with a lower risk of […]

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Dementia warning: Food eaten by millions may ‘speed up’ formation of plaques in the brain

For example, Scientists from the University’s Nutritional Epidemiology Group used data from 500,000 people, discovering that consuming a 25g serving of processed meat a day, the equivalent to one rasher of bacon, is associated with a 44 percent increased risk of developing the disease. But their findings also show eating some unprocessed red meat, such […]

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Diabetes: New Study finds warm green drink lowers blood sugar in a way never seen before

Type 2 diabetes means the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the insulin it does produce is not taken up by the cells. This is known as insulin resistance. The result? Rising blood sugar levels, which threaten to inflict permanent damage on the body. For the first time, a study has found green tea […]

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Covid: The ‘extremely painful’ sign of Omicron BA.5 – seen in ‘double or triple jabbed’

During all Covid waves, a sore throat has been an early symptom of the virus, usually appearing in the first week of illness and improving quite quickly. It feels worse on the first day of infection but gets better on each following day. “On average, a sore throat could last five days. If your sore […]