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.

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Brain scans find differences in 'badly behaved' teen boys

"'Striking’ structural differences seen in study which compared brain scans of young men with antisocial behavioural problems with their healthy peers," The Guardian reports.

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Coffee's cancer risk downgraded (as long as you don't drink it hot)

"Very hot drinks may cause cancer, but coffee does not, says WHO," The Guardian reports. A review by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that only beverages consumed at higher than 65C posed a possible cancer risk…

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BMI categories may need adjusting, argue researchers

"Being overweight may not be as unhealthy as it was 40 years ago," BBC News reports. New research has found a body mass index (BMI) of 27 is linked to the lowest rate of death – but someone with a BMI of 27 is currently classed as being overweight...

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Research raises hope of a 'Holy Grail' universal cancer vaccine

"'Universal cancer vaccine' breakthrough claimed by experts," The Independent reports. Researchers extracted genetic code called RNA from cancer cells, embedded them in nanoparticles to make them appear…

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Mental health at home

Migraines linked to increased heart disease risk in women

"Women who suffer migraines have a 50 per cent greater chance of developing a major heart … problem," the Daily Mail reports. Individual risks to women remain small, but because migraines are so widespread…

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Exercise in middle-age 'stops your brain shrinking'

"A new study has suggested that exercising in your 40s could stop the brain shrinking," The Daily Telegraph reports. A study found people with good fitness levels in their 40s had larger brains than their unfit peers when measured 20 years later…

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Air dryers 'blown away' by paper towels in germ tests

"Hand dryers 'splatter' users with bacteria," The Daily Telegraph reports.

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Is a pint of beer a day good for the heart?

"Pint of beer a day could protect you from heart attacks," The Independent reports. A new review on the alleged protective effects of moderate beer drinking has been warmly welcomed by the UK media – but nobody reported it was funded…

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Yoga

Yoga 'probably good for asthma symptoms and quality of life'

"Yoga could help asthma sufferers, research finds," reports The Independent. A major review of existing data found there is "moderate-quality evidence" that yoga improves both symptoms and reported quality of life in people with asthma…

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