Be well magazine

Our Be Well magazine displays articles from across a range of health and well-being topics, including specialist expert articles interpreting latest medical advances and research from The Lancet.

salad

Bagged salads 'pose salmonella risk,' say researchers

"Bagged salad can fuel the growth of food-poisoning bugs like salmonella and make them more dangerous," BBC News reports. Researchers found evidence that the environment inside a salad bag offers an ideal breeding ground for salmonella, a type of…

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scouts

Scouts and Guides 'grow up to have better mental health'

"Scouts and guides provide 'mental health boost for life'," BBC News reports. A study of adults with a scouting or guiding background found they were less likely to be anxious or depressed in later life…

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fat

Fat storage problems may increase diabetes risk

"Inability to store fat safely increases diabetes risk," BBC News reports. Researchers have found links between genetic variations known to affect the storage of fat in the body and type 2 diabetes, as well as heart attacks and strokes…

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smell

Testing sense of smell may give early warning of Alzheimer's risk

"A new four-point test has fine-tuned smell exams to check for Alzheimer's," the Mail Online reports. The testing is based on recognising and then recalling certain distinct smells, such as lemon or menthol…

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flu

First time flu infection may affect lifetime immunity

"A person's chances of falling ill from a new strain of flu are at least partly determined by the first strain they ever encountered, a study suggests," BBC News reports. Researchers created a modelling study, based on historic data…

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probiotics

Probiotics 'aid memory in people with Alzheimer's disease'

"Probiotics found in yoghurt and supplements could help improve thinking and memory for people with Alzheimer's disease," The Daily Telegraph reports after a small study found…

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teen vape

Teen vapers 'more likely to take up smoking'

"Vaping raises likelihood of teenagers starting to smoke, study suggests," The Guardian reports. A study of US teens found those who regularly vaped were more likely to progress to tobacco smoking than their non-vaping peers…

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Zika

Hopes raised that Zika virus could be treated in the womb

"Scientists say they may have found a way to protect babies in the womb from the harmful effects of Zika," BBC News reports. Researchers have had success using antibody therapy to treat mice when they were still in their mothers' womb…

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foods

Common food additives 'linked' to bowel cancer

"Why processed food may cause bowel cancer: Common additives change gut bacteria which allow tumours to grow," reports the Mail Online. This follows a study in mice investigating whether common food additives (E numbers)...

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