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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…

Behind the blue label on your can of sardines: Can you really eat fish that is truly sustainable?
Behind the blue label on your can of sardines: Can you really eat fish that is truly sustainable?

Behind the blue label on your can of sardines: Can you really eat fish that is truly sustainable?

Overfishing the earth’s waters for food can make our pursuit of a healthy, Omega 3-rich diet feel less appetising – but there are ways to ensure what goes on your plate is sustainably sourced. Here, Ishbel Matheson of the Marine…

‘NHS launches healthcare revolution to ditch drugs’: Beyond Pills Campaign features in The Sunday Express
‘NHS launches healthcare revolution to ditch drugs’: Beyond Pills Campaign features in The Sunday Express

‘NHS launches healthcare revolution to ditch drugs’: Beyond Pills Campaign features in The Sunday Express

Social prescribing and The College of Medicine’s Beyond Pills Campaign made the headlines this weekend, with a detailed article in The Sunday Express highlighting our call for urgent reform on unnecessary prescribing within the current healthcare system. The article, written…

Herbs that heal: Watch Simon Mills’ discussion with Dr Rupy Ajula on The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast
Herbs that heal: Watch Simon Mills’ discussion with Dr Rupy Ajula on The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast

Herbs that heal: Watch Simon Mills’ discussion with Dr Rupy Ajula on The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast

A podcast discussing how herbs can help health, released in November on Dr Rupy Ajula’s The Doctor’s Kitchen podcast, and featuring herbal practitioner Simon Mills, who is The College of Medicine’s Self Care Lead, has now had more than 80,000…

Mediterranean diet and mindfulness during pregnancy could see babies less likely to be born small, says Spanish study
Mediterranean diet and mindfulness during pregnancy could see babies less likely to be born small, says Spanish study

Mediterranean diet and mindfulness during pregnancy could see babies less likely to be born small, says Spanish study

A new study suggests that eating a Mediterranean diet and meditating when pregnant could help those at risk of having a small baby deliver a child at a healthy weight. The study, carried out by scientists at a hospital in…

Young doctor wins Diana Award for campaign to put nutrition on medical curriculum – and thanks College of Medicine for ‘giving me a voice’
Young doctor wins Diana Award for campaign to put nutrition on medical curriculum – and thanks College of Medicine for ‘giving me a voice’

Young doctor wins Diana Award for campaign to put nutrition on medical curriculum – and thanks College of Medicine for ‘giving me a voice’

A newly qualified doctor whose campaign to put diet and nutrition on the medical curriculum has seen her work honoured with a prestigious Diana Award has praised the College of Medicine for helping to inspire her. The awards are given…

Dining at least two hours before bedtime could cut risk of some cancers
Dining at least two hours before bedtime could cut risk of some cancers

Dining at least two hours before bedtime could cut risk of some cancers

The southern Mediterranean lifestyle, where dinner is often served very late in the evening, could be putting people at risk from certain cancers. Sitting down to eat a big meal within two hours of going to bed could increase the…

Eating lentils could help to reduce decline in blood vessel health, says research
Eating lentils could help to reduce decline in blood vessel health, says research

Eating lentils could help to reduce decline in blood vessel health, says research

They are the simplest of legumes…but new research from a Canadian university suggests that lentils could help fight high blood pressure. A research team at the University of Manitoba found that blood vessel health could be improved by eating the…

Good food is our human right; but forcing producers to make recipes healthier won’t solve obesity
Good food is our human right; but forcing producers to make recipes healthier won’t solve obesity

Good food is our human right; but forcing producers to make recipes healthier won’t solve obesity

Simon Tuckey, Ambassador to the Food Industry for the College of Medicine, writes on how the food industry has evolved to put manufacturers in the driving seat, leaving them firmly in control of the nation’s tastebuds…and our health: FOOD IS…