Short bursts of intense exercise ‘better for weight loss’

Short bursts of intense exercise ‘better for weight loss’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sprint interval training is most effective for weight loss, researchers suggest Bursts of high intensity interval training (Hiit) may be more effective for weight loss than longer less intense workouts, a study suggests. The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analysed results from 36 earlier studies. […]

Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’

Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’

Image copyright Getty Images Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol. This is much longer than believed, the researchers said, and the findings will help patients and surgeons decide when to carry out surgery. […]

Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

Image copyright Getty Images The brain function of very late risers and “morning larks” during the hours of the working day is different, according to a study. Researchers scanned the brains of night owls with a bedtime of 02:30 and a wake time of 10:15, along with early risers. The tests – performed between 08:00 […]

A&E waits at worst level for 15 years in England

A&E waits at worst level for 15 years in England

Image copyright Getty Images A&E waits in England have reached their worst level since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004. The deterioration in performance came after hospitals appeared to be coping well in the early part of winter. During January, only 84.4% of patients were treated or admitted in four hours – well below […]

‘Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code’

‘Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable through a healthy diet and lifestyle People are being encouraged to know their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers as well as they know their bank Pin code – because it could save their life. These numbers flag up early signs of cardiovascular […]

Chemicals ‘repair damaged neurons in mice’

Chemicals ‘repair damaged neurons in mice’

Image caption Brain signals weaken when some cells wear out New results suggest ageing brains can potentially be rejuvenated, at least in mice, according to researchers. Very early-stage experiments indicate that drugs can be developed to stop or even reverse mental decline. The results were presented at the 2019 meeting of the American Association for […]

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Image copyright Getty Images Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning. UK and Canada researchers said they had found “robust” evidence showing using the drug in adolescence increased the risk of developing depression in adulthood by 37%. They said the findings should act as a warning to […]

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row

Image caption Call the Midwife has won praise for tackling sensitive issues The BBC has been criticised for not linking directly to information on abortion after the issue was dealt with in an episode of Call the Midwife. Doctors, midwives and pro-choice charities highlighted the issue after the BBC’s Action Line website was advertised after […]

Fear wrong metal plates used to fix fractures

Fear wrong metal plates used to fix fractures

Image copyright Getty Images The wrong metal plates may have been inserted into patients who have broken bones, the NHS has admitted. Hospitals have been asked to review the X-rays of patients treated with metal plates for the fracture of long bones, such as arms and legs, in the past year. Patients at one trust […]

Young people told – become a care worker

Young people told – become a care worker

Image copyright Provided by govt press office Image caption Bradley McKenzie used to work as a fitness instructor, but now provides care to people with mental health and alcohol problems Young people in England are being targeted by the government in a bid to recruit thousands of more care workers. The Every Day is Different […]

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