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Taking prescription sleeping pills can increase your risk of dementia by 80 percent, according to research

Conventional sleeping pills can significantly increase the risk of dementia, a study has found. People who reported taking the drugs "often" or "almost always" were up to 80 percent more likely to be diagnosed than people who never or rarely took them. However, the results only applied to whites, which the...

Folic acid should be pumped into both rice and bread and the dose quadrupled to prevent another 600 cases of life-threatening birth defects a...

Folic acid should be added to both rice and flour to prevent hundreds of cases of "tragic" birth defects each year, experts said today. Ministers have already announced that the nutrient will be baked into white and brown bread. Officials estimate that 200 babies are born each year with neural tube...

Chris Hughes was hospitalized with alcoholic hepatitis after ‘torturing’ his body after a night of extreme exercise

Chris Hughes was admitted to hospital in critical condition. The 30-year-old Love Island star took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal he is suffering from alcoholic hepatitis after a night of drinking on Saturday night. Chris had to be hospitalized after a workout and Monday's sauna session left...

The OCU recommends that you never (and from any brand) buy this famous supermarket product.

OCU's benchmark reports rank the products analyzed by this organization according to the score achieved for their overall quality. They can be very useful for consumers who want to avoid being deceived by marketing and advertising and start making more informed decisions when purchasing. However,...

I started drinking at 14 and my addiction made me suicidal – but now I’m sober and love myself

A woman talks about her struggle with alcohol and drugs from childhood after she became addicted to binge drinking at the age of 14. Abi Feltham, 35, from London, started drinking cider with her friends when she was 14, but her problem was that when they stopped, she was still...

Do ultra-processed snacks make up half of your diet? Scientists say you are more likely to get cancer due to demand for warnings...

Eating ultra-processed foods such as bulk bread, cereal, ham, fries and ice cream may increase your risk of cancer, a study finds. According to a study by Imperial College London, those who ate the most processed foods had the highest risk of developing all types of cancer. They were also more...

Can beta blockers prevent violent crime? Major study suggests heart drugs can reduce aggression

Drugs used to treat cardiovascular problems may also be linked to a decrease in violence, a new study from Sweden suggests. Drugs called beta blockers lower blood pressure and help dilate arteries and veins to improve blood flow. They can also help treat anxiety symptoms such as a fast...

Only half of Brits are confident they can bring a loved one back to life… so here’s how to do it

Only half of British adults believe they can give a loved one the kiss of life in cardiac arrest. More than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the UK each year, with eight in ten occurring at home. However, according to a survey by the British Heart Foundation, only 51 per...

Just sitting in traffic for 2 HOURS can cause brain damage, research shows

Breathing in diesel fumes while sitting in traffic for just a few hours can impair brain function and cognition, a new study shows. Traffic pollution has long been associated with memory problems, but long-term exposure was widely believed to pose the greatest risk. Researchers in Canada found that the damage...

From pot noodles to cookies and chocolate desserts, the ultra-processed foods have been promoted by the NHS Healthy Eating app after a bombshell study...

An NHS healthy eating app promotes ultra-processed junk food, describing cookies, cakes and chips as "good choices", a survey has found. Obesity campaigners called last night's revelation "unbelievable" and called for an urgent review of the NHS Food Scanner. The free app, which has been downloaded more than half a million...