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The idea that all calories are equal is at the heart of many weight-loss programmes—but it's a myth. There's an enormous difference between a calorie in a sugar-sweetened drink and in starch, for instance, researchers have confirmed this week.
Addiction to the opioid painkillers is now the most lethal drug epidemic in America's history—and it's being party fuelled by drug companies who are bribing doctors to hand out more prescriptions.
Osteoporosis sufferers are often recommended vertebroplasty, a surgical procedure where special cement is injected into a fractured bone—but it doesn't work and is no better than a sham treatment, new research has discovered.
Just in case you were in any doubt, eating eggs doesn't increase your risk of heart disease, even if you're eating two every morning for breakfast, and even if you're already a diabetic, a new study has concluded.
If you're over the age of 60 and you suffer from gut problems, a day-long fast could be the answer. New research has discovered that fasting kick-starts the regeneration of the stem cells in our intestines, a natural function our body loses as we get older.
A nutritional supplement can reverse the effects of ageing in our blood vessels and make them up to 20 years 'younger', all within six weeks, a major new study has discovered.
Around a third of mass shooters in US schools had been diagnosed with a mental disorder and were taking psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants, a new study has found.
Everyone knows all the healthy lifestyle choices we need to make if we're going to live longer. But adopting the five major ones at the same time—regular exercise, a healthy diet, moderate drinking, not getting overweight or obese and not smoking—has a massive cumulative effect and can extend your life by around 14 years.