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Walk yourself happy: How nature helped TV presenter Julia Bradbury’s recovery from cancer
Walk yourself happy: How nature helped TV presenter Julia Bradbury’s recovery from cancer

Walk yourself happy: How nature helped TV presenter Julia Bradbury’s recovery from cancer

Getting outside, into nature offers so much for the mind, body and soul – it can boost your immune system, lift your spirits and speed up your recovery. It’s not a new phenomenon – the healing power of nature has…

Brushing your teeth properly reduces risk of oral cancer, scientists say
Brushing your teeth properly reduces risk of oral cancer, scientists say

Brushing your teeth properly reduces risk of oral cancer, scientists say

Brushing your teeth thoroughly could help to prevent oral cancer, new research finds. Scientists at the University of California found that the bacteria that builds up around teeth when regular brushing is absent was responsible for pathogens that enhanced tumour…

Not exposing infants to germs could increase risk of developing leukaemia, says leading professor
Not exposing infants to germs could increase risk of developing leukaemia, says leading professor

Not exposing infants to germs could increase risk of developing leukaemia, says leading professor

Young children who have not been exposed to microbes during their earliest years could be at an increased risk of leukaemia, according to a leading British scientist. Professor Mel Greaves, of the Institute of Cancer Research, revealed that acute lymphoblastic leukaemia,…

Good bacteria in the gut could help cancer patients, research finds
Good bacteria in the gut could help cancer patients, research finds

Good bacteria in the gut could help cancer patients, research finds

How well a patient responds to cancer treatment could be down to the bacteria in their digestive system, says new research. The microbiome – micro-organisms that live in the human body and help regulate the immune system and keep the…

Four million children in UK are now overweight, WHO warns
Four million children in UK are now overweight, WHO warns

Four million children in UK are now overweight, WHO warns

An international study has found that four in ten children aged between five and 19 are overweight or medically obese – with ten per cent of youngsters in the UK deemed at an unhealthy weight. The research, published by Imperial…