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.

Breast screening

'No link' between night shifts and breast cancer risk

"Working night shifts has 'little or no effect' on a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, new research suggests," BBC News reports. This was the reassuring finding of a new study looking at data from 10 different countries…

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VITAMIN

Does vitamin D in pregnancy prevent ADHD?

"Sunbathing mothers guard against hyperactive babies," The Daily Telegraph reports – a headline that achieves the dubious dual distinction of being both inaccurate and irresponsible…

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e-cig

E-cigarettes 'help thousands successfully quit smoking'

"The rise in popularity of e-cigarettes in the UK may have resulted in more successful attempts to quit smoking," BBC News reports. A UK study looking at survey data from England over the past 10 years showed…

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cervical cancer

Women dying needlessly due to not attending cervical screening

"The lives of hundreds more cervical cancer patients could be saved if all those eligible went for screening," BBC News reports. An analysis estimates an additional 347 deaths per year in England could be prevented if all eligible women…

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overweight

People with 'obesity gene' can still lose weight

"No excuses not to slim as 'fat gene' found not to affect ability to lose weight," reports The Daily Telegraph. It is one of several news outlets to report on research suggesting people who put on weight easily because of a genetic variant…

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acne

Acne won't extend your life, but might delay signs of ageing

"Spotty teenagers may have the last laugh over their peers with perfect skin after research found that those who suffer from acne are likely to live longer," says The Telegraph online...

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bacteria

Gut bacteria may be linked to 'dangerous' body fat

The BBC reports that: "The make-up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies." The article is based on a UK study looking at faeces samples taken from twins, and various measures of obesity...

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rollercoster

Could riding roller coasters help you pass kidney stones?

"Got kidney stones? Ride a roller coaster! Study shows it is the most pain-free cost-efficient way to pass them," say the Mail Online of a study carried out in the US which tested riding roller coasters as a way of passing kidney stones...

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clean

GM chemicals in cleaning products are 'potent allergens'

“GM enzymes used in household products 'are potent allergens',” reports The Daily Mail following research on the potential for genetically modified enzymes to cause allergies. Researchers took blood samples from 813 workers...

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