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Here are some of the most recent health articles we've published:
About 1 in 3 adults living at home in the UK and aged over 65 has at least one fall each year. Preventing falls among older adults is becoming a priority worldwide.
We have no control over our social status at birth. Does this dictate our lives, or can we change our status? If we can, does this improve our health prospects and our life expectancy?
Oscar winners, on average, live four years longer than other Hollywood actors. Could social status be a key to human longevity?
Can we learn any lessons from them? How long do people live to in Japan?
Dance involves physical activity and so provides health benefits as a form of exercise. However, it also has some special qualities. In particular:
What are the most common types of cancer? The influence of genes, lifestyle and ageing. The Pros and Cons of screening are also discussed.
Here we review recent research into the health benefits of exercise.
Over the centuries, salt has been a highly valued commodity, traded and fought over for its unique place in flavouring and preserving our food. However how much salt can we safely consume?
Can mental activity, a healthy diet and an active social life reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s? Can smoking and depression increase the risk?
We’d probably all like to live long and healthy lives. But how feasible is this? And what can we do to stay healthy longer?
How does the UK compare with other countries when it comes to healthy life expectancy? What are the main causes of poor health and how can we avoid them?
We know that exercise is good for us. Is it ever possible to do too much? What is the evidence?
How much aerobic exercise is good for us?
As populations age, dementia is a problem across the developed world. Might nutrients or vitamins provide a solution?
What is Tai Chi? Does it have possible health benefits? How do we know? Are there any risks we need to be aware of?
What is meditation? Can it affect our body as well as our mind? What is the evidence? Are there any health risks?
What is the Mediterranean Diet? Can it reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity and cancer? Can it help manage Type 2 Diabetes? Might it reduce the risk of getting Parkinson's or Alzheimer's?
What gives us our ability to smell? What can take that ability away? Is age a factor? What are the consequences? And what can we do if we start to lose our sense of smell?
Women usually live longer than men. Why is this - and are modern day vices, such as smoking and drinking, reducing the longevity gap?
Are there parts of the world where people seem to live longer than others? If so, why? What can we learn from the people in these areas?
What are the biggest risk factors for your health? Does your lifestyle need to be healthier? If so, how can you achieve this? And how can you keep it up? What difference can this make to your health?
Could dental infection put you at risk of more serious illnesses including Alzheimer's? If so, what are the main risk factors – and how can we reduce the risks?
We know that exercise is good for us. Is it ever possible to do too much? What is the evidence? How much aerobic exercise is good for us?
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