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Human trial results for breast-milk-derived cancer cure show it shrinks bladder cancer tumours without causing side effects

A treatment made from a common breast milk protein has proven effective in human trials without side effects – three decades after the chance discovery of the protein’s effect on cancer cells.

A treatment made from a common breast milk protein has proven effective in human trials without side effects – three decades after the chance discovery of the protein’s effect on cancer cells.

Human trial results for breast-milk-derived cancer cure show it shrinks bladder cancer tumours without causing side effects
5 Jul 2021 - 4:54AM
Explainer | Eating two mushrooms a day could lower cancer risk by 45 per cent, study finds. Experts recommend a pinch of salt

People who incorporate mushrooms in their daily diet lower their risk of getting cancer, analysis suggests. Mushrooms are high in antioxidants and contain chemical components thought to boost immunity.

People who incorporate mushrooms in their daily diet lower their risk of getting cancer, analysis suggests. Mushrooms are high in antioxidants and contain chemical components thought to boost immunity.

Eating two mushrooms a day could lower cancer risk by 45 per cent, study finds. Experts recommend a pinch of salt
21 Jun 2021 - 11:35AM
Gossip is not all bad, experts say – it can be useful and helps people build trust

Scientists in the US say a study revealed gossip to be a good thing and a ‘way for us to build trust and resolve uncertainty or ambiguity about what is or is not OK’.

Scientists in the US say a study revealed gossip to be a good thing and a ‘way for us to build trust and resolve uncertainty or ambiguity about what is or is not OK’.

Gossip is not all bad, experts say – it can be useful and helps people build trust
30 May 2021 - 8:18PM
Coronavirus: Pregnant women have higher chance of severe symptoms; risk to babies is ‘very low’

Women, especially those from ethnic minorities, who catch Covid-19 while pregnant are more likely to have a severe infection. Pre-existing conditions, their age, and high body mass index are added risk factors for them.

Women, especially those from ethnic minorities, who catch Covid-19 while pregnant are more likely to have a severe infection. Pre-existing conditions, their age, and high body mass index are added risk factors for them.

Coronavirus: Pregnant women have higher chance of severe symptoms; risk to babies is ‘very low’
21 May 2021 - 4:59AM
Explainer | 1 hour of HIIT exercise a week is as effective as 5 hours of moderate activity, research shows

Low-volume high-intensity interval training of less than 20 minutes, three times a week, is as effective as the WHO’s recommended 300 minutes of moderate activity a week, researchers say.

Low-volume high-intensity interval training of less than 20 minutes, three times a week, is as effective as the WHO’s recommended 300 minutes of moderate activity a week, researchers say.

1 hour of HIIT exercise a week is as effective as 5 hours of moderate activity, research shows
17 May 2021 - 3:17PM
A bad night’s sleep is linked to higher risk of dying, in women especially, research shows

A study shows people – women in particular – who have more periods of unconscious wakefulness also have a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Stress, noise and alcohol abuse can cause interrupted sleep.

A study shows people – women in particular – who have more periods of unconscious wakefulness also have a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Stress, noise and alcohol abuse can cause interrupted sleep.

A bad night’s sleep is linked to higher risk of dying, in women especially, research shows
10 May 2021 - 10:17AM
Sports and cardio fitness linked to improved children’s brain function, memory and grades

A Swiss study has found links between children’s physical fitness and their academic performance. Brain function, memory and response time were seen to improve after cardio exercise.

A Swiss study has found links between children’s physical fitness and their academic performance. Brain function, memory and response time were seen to improve after cardio exercise.

Sports and cardio fitness linked to improved children’s brain function, memory and grades
29 Apr 2021 - 5:56AM
Breast, colorectal and prostate cancers on the rise in China; liver, stomach cancer among those falling, new research finds

Researchers in China looking at cancer trends from 1990 to 2017 found a rise in colorectal, prostate, breast, cervical and ovarian cancer incidences but a fall in liver, oesophageal and stomach cancers.

Researchers in China looking at cancer trends from 1990 to 2017 found a rise in colorectal, prostate, breast, cervical and ovarian cancer incidences but a fall in liver, oesophageal and stomach cancers.

Breast, colorectal and prostate cancers on the rise in China; liver, stomach cancer among those falling, new research finds
14 Apr 2021 - 4:33PM
How fit women burn fat differently to men, and what that means for exercise, diabetes and weight management

Women are more efficient than men at burning fat as a fuel, and this has implications for endurance sports, and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Another study shows drinking strong coffee before exercise helps burn more fat.

Women are more efficient than men at burning fat as a fuel, and this has implications for endurance sports, and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Another study shows drinking strong coffee before exercise helps burn more fat.

How fit women burn fat differently to men, and what that means for exercise, diabetes and weight management
14 Apr 2021 - 5:37AM
How to age well: eat your greens to strengthen your limbs and stay mobile, scientists say

Research suggests that people who eat a nitrate-rich diet have stronger muscles whether or not they exercise. Greens including bak choi, cabbage and lettuce contain high levels of nitrates.

Research suggests that people who eat a nitrate-rich diet have stronger muscles whether or not they exercise. Greens including bak choi, cabbage and lettuce contain high levels of nitrates.

How to age well: eat your greens to strengthen your limbs and stay mobile, scientists say
1 Apr 2021 - 8:30PM
Women runners are better than men at keeping even pace: why that helps and how they manage it

Women are 18.33 per cent better at keeping an even pace than men, new research says, likely to be a psychological edge over more ego-driven and overconfident men.

Women are 18.33 per cent better at keeping an even pace than men, new research says, likely to be a psychological edge over more ego-driven and overconfident men.

Women runners are better than men at keeping even pace: why that helps and how they manage it
24 Dec 2020 - 8:55PM
Home workout equipment sales and online classes multiply as pandemic lockdowns shut gyms and millions stay away from the office

Ingenious home workout equipment, sports gear containing muscle-stimulating electrodes, exercise apps and one-on-one Zoom coaching – the fitness industry has stepped up to help people maintain their bodybuilding and cardio routines.

Ingenious home workout equipment, sports gear containing muscle-stimulating electrodes, exercise apps and one-on-one Zoom coaching – the fitness industry has stepped up to help people maintain their bodybuilding and cardio routines.

Home workout equipment sales and online classes multiply as pandemic lockdowns shut gyms and millions stay away from the office
22 Feb 2021 - 11:24AM
Cancer risk lowered by taking aspirin twice a week, study finds. Digestive tract cancers show best results

Cancer risk, especially the risk of colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer and bowel cancer, can be lowered significantly by taking one or two aspirin a week, a study shows.

Cancer risk, especially the risk of colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer and bowel cancer, can be lowered significantly by taking one or two aspirin a week, a study shows.

Cancer risk lowered by taking aspirin twice a week, study finds. Digestive tract cancers show best results
5 Jun 2020 - 9:47PM
Pre-workout electrolyte drinks don’t improve performance, can be dangerous, scientists say

Electrolyte supplements taken pre-workout including drinks and powders don’t improve performance and cannot be relied on to keep essential sodium levels in balance, researchers say.

Electrolyte supplements taken pre-workout including drinks and powders don’t improve performance and cannot be relied on to keep essential sodium levels in balance, researchers say.

Pre-workout electrolyte drinks don’t improve performance, can be dangerous, scientists say
22 May 2020 - 4:58AM
Higher antibiotic resistance in China linked to drugs sold without prescription in pharmacies, as study shows most will sell antibiotics even without symptoms

China is a problem area for antibiotic-resistant superbugs, caused by widespread use of antibiotics. A recent study showed that at most pharmacies in mainland China, you don’t need a prescription to buy antibiotics.

China is a problem area for antibiotic-resistant superbugs, caused by widespread use of antibiotics. A recent study showed that at most pharmacies in mainland China, you don’t need a prescription to buy antibiotics.

Higher antibiotic resistance in China linked to drugs sold without prescription in pharmacies, as study shows most will sell antibiotics even without symptoms
5 May 2020 - 9:37PM
Medical staff suffering insomnia while treating coronavirus cases likely also to be depressed and anxious, research shows

A study suggests that doctors and nurses in China who suffered insomnia while treating Covid-19 patients are more likely to feel depressed and anxious than those able to get a good night’s rest.

A study suggests that doctors and nurses in China who suffered insomnia while treating Covid-19 patients are more likely to feel depressed and anxious than those able to get a good night’s rest.

Medical staff suffering insomnia while treating coronavirus cases likely also to be depressed and anxious, research shows
1 May 2020 - 5:36PM
Not motivated to work out at home? Get help from YouTube and Instagram during the coronavirus lockdown

Find someone or something on social media to motivate you, and your home fitness workout will go better, research shows. A few minutes a month looking at motivational posts can make all the difference to your willpower.

Find someone or something on social media to motivate you, and your home fitness workout will go better, research shows. A few minutes a month looking at motivational posts can make all the difference to your willpower.

Not motivated to work out at home? Get help from YouTube and Instagram during the coronavirus lockdown
23 Apr 2020 - 7:27PM
Eating tofu regularly lowers risk of heart disease, study says

A new study has found that eating tofu more than once a week significantly lowers lifetime risk of heart disease, with women gaining the most from its health benefits.

A new study has found that eating tofu more than once a week significantly lowers lifetime risk of heart disease, with women gaining the most from its health benefits.

Eating tofu regularly lowers risk of heart disease, study says
11 Apr 2020 - 7:34PM
Coronavirus: 2018 Chinese vaccine scandal may hinder control of Covid-19 in the country, researchers say

A much publicised 2018 scandal at a leading Chinese rabies vaccination maker appears to have raised levels of distrust in vaccines in the country, and could have negative consequences for the control of Covid-19 there, researchers warn.

A much publicised 2018 scandal at a leading Chinese rabies vaccination maker appears to have raised levels of distrust in vaccines in the country, and could have negative consequences for the control of Covid-19 there, researchers warn.

Coronavirus: 2018 Chinese vaccine scandal may hinder control of Covid-19 in the country, researchers say
4 Apr 2020 - 5:26AM
Bird flu spread in China closely linked to poultry trade, study says

The spread of bird flu types H5N1, H7N9 and H5N6 in China is closely connected to poultry trade networks rather than just wild bird migration, researchers have found.

The spread of bird flu types H5N1, H7N9 and H5N6 in China is closely connected to poultry trade networks rather than just wild bird migration, researchers have found.

Bird flu spread in China closely linked to poultry trade, study says
24 Mar 2020 - 3:08PM
How playing China’s favourite sport, table tennis, can help Parkinson’s sufferers fight the disease, and help all elderly keep fit

Table tennis is a great workout for the elderly, improving balance and hand-eye coordination. A recent study shows it can also delay the progress of Parkinson’s disease and alleviate its symptoms.

Table tennis is a great workout for the elderly, improving balance and hand-eye coordination. A recent study shows it can also delay the progress of Parkinson’s disease and alleviate its symptoms.

How playing China’s favourite sport, table tennis, can help Parkinson’s sufferers fight the disease, and help all elderly keep fit
26 May 2020 - 1:37PM
Why Elton John is your ideal workout partner: fast tempo music is best for your indoor exercise

Fast music improves your high or low intensity workout, according to a recent Italian study. It reduces perceived effort, while increasing your heart rate and enjoyment of the task. Anything over 170 beats per minute should do it.

Fast music improves your high or low intensity workout, according to a recent Italian study. It reduces perceived effort, while increasing your heart rate and enjoyment of the task. Anything over 170 beats per minute should do it.

Why Elton John is your ideal workout partner: fast tempo music is best for your indoor exercise
28 Feb 2020 - 5:40AM
Pancreatic cancer vaccine that could delay onset of disease, and extend lives of sufferers, developed by UK, Chinese researchers

Scientists’ tests on mice show it would be possible to create a pancreatic cancer vaccine using patient’s own cells to create antigens, for use on those at high risk for the cancer, one of the deadliest, or who have it already.

Scientists’ tests on mice show it would be possible to create a pancreatic cancer vaccine using patient’s own cells to create antigens, for use on those at high risk for the cancer, one of the deadliest, or who have it already.

Pancreatic cancer vaccine that could delay onset of disease, and extend lives of sufferers, developed by UK, Chinese researchers
20 Feb 2020 - 6:30PM
Vaping: not a safe alternative to smoking, new study suggests, and it may be more harmful to health than tobacco in normal cigarettes

Is vaping more harmful than smoking? A new study suggests that it is at least just as bad, and causes an increase in the potential of bacteria to cause harm in the lungs – just like tobacco.

Is vaping more harmful than smoking? A new study suggests that it is at least just as bad, and causes an increase in the potential of bacteria to cause harm in the lungs – just like tobacco.

Vaping: not a safe alternative to smoking, new study suggests, and it may be more harmful to health than tobacco in normal cigarettes
7 Feb 2020 - 1:15AM
Problem drinkers in China: mostly men, usually poor, often stressed out, new study finds

Who has a drinking problem in China? Which region is worst for problem drinking? What is problem drinking? A new study answers these questions and more.

Who has a drinking problem in China? Which region is worst for problem drinking? What is problem drinking? A new study answers these questions and more.

Problem drinkers in China: mostly men, usually poor, often stressed out, new study finds
4 Feb 2020 - 6:36PM
Want to live a longer, healthier life? Drink tea every week, preferably green tea

People who drink three or more cups of tea a week live on average a year longer than those who seldom or never drink any. Green tea has more of a positive effect than black tea, but its health-giving polyphenols are short-lived and need replacing regularly.

People who drink three or more cups of tea a week live on average a year longer than those who seldom or never drink any. Green tea has more of a positive effect than black tea, but its health-giving polyphenols are short-lived and need replacing regularly.

Want to live a longer, healthier life? Drink tea every week, preferably green tea
26 May 2020 - 1:48PM
Why do we love to run? Not just to relieve stress – it’s about freedom, achievement and competition, too

Running may not be as relaxing as you think. Research suggests that people who run endurance races are focused on measuring and quantifying what they do – meaning it can be just as stressful as anything they’d do at work.

Running may not be as relaxing as you think. Research suggests that people who run endurance races are focused on measuring and quantifying what they do – meaning it can be just as stressful as anything they’d do at work.

Why do we love to run? Not just to relieve stress – it’s about freedom, achievement and competition, too
28 Dec 2019 - 7:08PM
Run more often and live longer, especially if you’re older or ailing, new studies show

Seniors and those with disabilities and chronic conditions should exercise more frequently and for longer to prevent heart disease. Running as little as once a week or less than 50 minutes a week can lower risk of death.

Seniors and those with disabilities and chronic conditions should exercise more frequently and for longer to prevent heart disease. Running as little as once a week or less than 50 minutes a week can lower risk of death.

Run more often and live longer, especially if you’re older or ailing, new studies show
26 May 2020 - 1:50PM
Helping kids with myopia study better – adjustable glasses in China a low-cost solution that could benefit millions in rural areas deprived of eye care

Millions of schoolchildren in China are short-sighted, and many lack access to opticians or glasses. A UK study shows that wearing self-adjustable glasses dramatically improves their vision, and their academic results.

Millions of schoolchildren in China are short-sighted, and many lack access to opticians or glasses. A UK study shows that wearing self-adjustable glasses dramatically improves their vision, and their academic results.

Helping kids with myopia study better – adjustable glasses in China a low-cost solution that could benefit millions in rural areas deprived of eye care
25 Nov 2019 - 3:15PM
Are you lean-fat? Why having a low body-mass index may not mean you’re more healthy or less at risk of heart failure

A study published in a medical journal shows that Asian people who have a low body-mass index but accumulated fat around their midriff are more likely to suffer heart failure than obese Asians without a tummy bulge.

A study published in a medical journal shows that Asian people who have a low body-mass index but accumulated fat around their midriff are more likely to suffer heart failure than obese Asians without a tummy bulge.

Are you lean-fat? Why having a low body-mass index may not mean you’re more healthy or less at risk of heart failure
19 Nov 2019 - 6:25PM