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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Long-term smoking 'may cause' brain shrinkage

“Smokers have thinner brain cortex and could have impaired thinking,” The Independent reports. MRI scans of long-term smokers show signs that the cerebral cortex – the grey matter of the brain – which plays a key role in…

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Obesity damage to eggs may be reversible

"Damaging effect of obesity on a woman’s eggs can now be reversed," is the misleading headline from the Mail Online today. The over-egged headline refers to a mouse, not human, study looking at obesity and fertility…

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Flu jab is not a 'waste of time'

“Flu jab given to millions is 'useless',” and "Flu jab is a waste of time," are the irresponsible headlines in The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail…

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E-cigarettes may make lungs vulnerable to infection

"Vaping may not be as safe as smokers think, research suggests," The Guardian reports. New research found that mice exposed to e-cig vapours comparable to a typical human level experienced mild lung damage and a reduced immune response to infection…

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HealthFriends

Lives saved through breast screening outweighs number of false diagnoses

A comprehensive Europe wide review of breast cancer screening has concluded that the benefits in lives saved outweigh the risk of false positive results through excessive breast screening.

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Flu and freezing weather may be driving up winter death rates

"The current death rate in England and Wales is running about one-third higher than its normal rate for this time of year," BBC News reports. A combination of flu and very cold weather may be responsible…

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Even slightly raised cholesterol increases heart risk

New research suggests, even having slightly raised cholesterol levels in mid-life significantly increases a person’s chances of heart disease.

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Lie-in

6 reasons to get a good night’s sleep

Get a good night’s sleep and reap the rewards.

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Sleep well

6 reasons to get a good night’s sleep

Get a good night’s sleep and reap the rewards.

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