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Fruit and veg: how much is enough?

A new study provides fresh evidence that eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day lowers the chance of an early death. But does eating more than five portions work even better? Perhaps not.

What do we know already?
It’s familiar advice - eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day for good health. This is based on studies suggesting that people who eat more fruit and vegetables are less likely to get many illnesses, including heart disease and cancer, and tend to live longer.... read more

Jul 29, 2014

Even five minutes of running a day is good for you

Busy day? Feel like you’ve got no time to exercise? Good news: a new study suggests that even a few minutes of running a day may be enough to help you live longer. ... read more

Jul 29, 2014

Blood-thinning drug not helpful in pregnancy

A treatment often given to pregnant women who have a raised chance of blood clots does not help the mother or baby, a good-quality study has found.... read more

Jul 25, 2014

Epidurals linked to less postnatal depression

Women who have a pain-killing injection called an epidural when giving birth may be less likely to have postnatal depression, according to a new study.... read more

Jul 24, 2014

Checking pulse may help prevent second stroke

People who have had a stroke may be able to help themselves avoid having another by learning how to recognise an abnormal pulse reading, according to new research.... read more

Jul 24, 2014

Dangers of too much salt for people with diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes have a high chance of heart problems. Now new research suggests that a high-salt diet makes heart disease even more likely - especially in people with diabetes whose blood sugar is poorly controlled.... read more

Jul 23, 2014

Dangers of 'third-hand' smoke

A study has found that house dust contains potentially dangerous levels of cancer-causing substances from tobacco smoke. The level is highest in smokers’ homes, but these substances are also present in non-smokers’ homes and could pose a health risk. ... read more

Jul 18, 2014

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