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First aid is not only saving lives but also jobs

Immediately helping someone with heart failure will increase the chance of them being able to return to work by 40 per cent.

Children taking unapproved sleep meds for several years

More children are being prescribed melatonin as a sleep medication, although it is not approved for this use and little research exists on its long-term side effects.

Regular exercise slows the progress of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's grip on the brain and the mind is halted by exercise, new study shows.

Telomeres do not determine your mortality but they protect against cancer

Researchers have found that short telomeres do not lead to increased mortality. Surprisingly, they reduce the risk of dying from cancer.

Bad air quality makes children perform worse in schools

School students fared better in tests after the classroom had been circulated with fresh air, shows new study.

No place like home for dieting success

Obese people tend to lose the most weight when they are treated intensively in their daily environments.

Diarrhoea stunts development of Indian children

A study by Norwegian researchers in New Delhi indicates that young children suffering frequent bouts of diarrhoea experience developmental delays compared to healthy children.

Endocrine disrupters in food and clothing replaced by equally dangerous chemicals

Scientists warn that the "safe" alternatives to endocrine disrupters in foods and clothing can be just as harmful and even lead to miscarriages.

Running and soccer are the only sports guaranteed to make you healthier

Which sports have actually been proven to benefit our health? The answer is rather disheartening.

Space travelling cancer cells filmed for the first time

A team of scientists have filmed living cancer cells in space for the very first time.

Diabetes diagnosis leads to weight loss

New study challenges conventional views by showing that people lose weight in the years after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Obesity during pregnancy puts children at risk of developing diabetes

New study links obesity in the early stages of pregnancy with an increased risk of type 1 diabetes in children.