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  • Hospitals could ban fizzy drinks sales

    April 21, 2017 5:01 AM 7

    Hospital shops have agreed to limit the sales of sugary drinks on NHS premises after being told that sugary products would be banned if not. Firms including WH Smith, Marks & Spencer, Greggs and Subway who operate outlets on hospital grounds have all agreed to try and meet a target of reducing sugary drink sale to 10% or less of their total refreshment

  • Commuters can halve their risk of cancer and heart disease by walking or cycling – university report

    April 20, 2017 8:29 AM 6

    Events like the Sky Ride in Ipswich promote cycling - but a pedalling to work can produce long-term health benefits. The new study will boost campaigns across Suffolk which are aiming to turn it into Britain’s most active county. The new study by the University of Glasgow on 264,337 people, 52% of whom were women, found cycling to work is linked to a 45% lower

  • Cycling to work 'cuts risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half'

    April 20, 2017 7:08 AM 4

    Cycling to work cuts the risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, research suggests. Walking to work is also good for you, but it does not offer the same benefits as cycling, according to research by experts at the University of Glasgow. The study found cycling to work is linked to a 45% lower risk of developing cancer, and a 46% lower

  • Fifth child tests positive for bug at Glasgow hospital

    April 18, 2017 6:50 PM 12

    Ward at Royal Hospital for Children remains closed to admissions after outbreak. A ward at a children's hospital remains closed to new admissions a fifth patient tested positive for a highly infectious bug. The initial decision was taken by bosses at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow last week after cases of rotavirus were detected

  • An hour of running can add seven hours to your life, study reveals

    April 18, 2017 6:15 AM 17

    RUNNING for an hour three times per week can add nearly an extra day to your life every week. New research published in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases found running – even if you begin later in life – can add a considerable amount of time to your lifespan. The research compliments previous studies which have revealed that running can add three extra

  • Vanessa Hudgens lost 20lbs by doing THIS twice a day

    April 14, 2017 9:03 AM 17

    STUNNING celeb Vanessa Hudgens reveals the simple secret behind her impressive weight loss. Vanessa had to pile on 20lbs for her role in 2013 film Gimme Shelter. But in a bid to shape up the 28-year-old turned to twice-daily fitness classes. Revealing all in an interview with Women’s Health, the High School Musical babe said she routinely attended SoulCycle

  • Women who are addicted to using their smartphones are at risk of depression

    April 13, 2017 1:53 PM 10

    Those who excessively use their phones are more likely to be depressed - but women are most at risk. The app-filled gadgets are thought to provide us with immediate satisfaction and release 'feel good' hormones. However, this is addictive and shortens our attention span, making us prone to boredom, scientists warn. Those who showed a desire to constantly

  • 65% of people lose weight when they eat this for breakfast

    April 13, 2017 7:17 AM 21

    SLIMMERS who chow down on this versatile food lose more weight than those who don’t. According to dietician and health expert Joe Leech, eggs are “among the healthiest foods you can eat”. Speaking in a YouTube video for AuthorityNutrition.com, he said: “They are rich in high quality proteins, healthy fats and many essential vitamins and minerals

  • Baby death cluster: Jeremy Hunt orders investigation

    April 12, 2017 11:19 PM 17

    A cluster of baby deaths at the same NHS trust will be investigated, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. BBC News has learned of at least seven deaths later deemed as avoidable in less than two years at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. A failure to properly monitor the baby's heart rate was a contributory factor in five of the deaths

  • Charlie Gard: Doctors can withdraw life support from sick baby

    April 11, 2017 8:06 PM 33

    Doctors can withdraw life support from sick baby Charlie Gard against his parents’ wishes, a High Court judge has ruled. he eight-month-old’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, from west London, were seeking permission to take him to a hospital in the US for a trial treatment. Doctors had argued that the boy, who suffers from mitochondrial disease