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Healthier lifestyles could have prevented over half a million cancer cases

Nearly 600,000 cancer cases in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles according to new Cancer Research UK figures. The charity is urging people to consider their health when making New Year resolutions. For example, limiting alcohol intake, improving nutrition and doing regular exercise is  good advice. Smoking … Read moreHealthier lifestyles could have prevented over half a million cancer cases

Shift workers are more prevalent to poor health

According to a recent survey, shift workers  report poorer general ill-health, have a higher body mass index (BMI) and increased incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes. The data was produced from interviews with a representative sample of the population. Participants aged 16 years and over who were in employment were asked whether they worked in … Read moreShift workers are more prevalent to poor health

Fat can be exhaled out of body from the lungs, say scientists

An Australian team of biochemists have published a report in the British Medical Journal that suggests fat can be breathed out as well as burned off as you lose weight. However, they also warn that people still need to huff and puff with exercise to keep slim – hyperventilating on its own will not do … Read moreFat can be exhaled out of body from the lungs, say scientists