Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'

Bursts of high intensity interval training (Hiit) may be more effective for weight loss than longer less intense workouts, a study suggests. The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analysed results from 36 earlier studies. Although all the participants lost weight, those doing Hiit saw a 28.5% greater weight loss. The More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

The brain function of very late risers and “morning larks” during the hours of the working day is different, according to a study. Researchers scanned the brains of night owls with a bedtime of 02:30 More...

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Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'

Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol. This is much longer than believed, the researchers said, and the More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'

New results suggest ageing brains can potentially be rejuvenated, at least in mice, according to researchers. Very early-stage experiments indicate that drugs can be developed to stop or even reverse mental decline. The More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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A&E waits at worst level for 15 years

A&E waits in England have reached their worst level since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004. The deterioration in performance came after hospitals appeared to be coping well in the early part of More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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'Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code'

People are being encouraged to know their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers as well as they know their bank Pin code – because it could save their life. These numbers flag up early signs of cardiovascular More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning. UK and Canada researchers said they had found “robust” evidence showing using the drug in adolescence More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Send patients email not letters, GPs told

GPs in England must start routinely using email instead of sending letters to communicate with patients, the health secretary says. Matt Hancock wants email to become the default option by 2021. He said there More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame

NEW YORK—Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Having HPV 'isn't rude or shameful'

Having human papilloma virus (HPV) is not rude or shameful and is extremely common, experts say. It comes as a survey of 2,000 women shows there are still stigmas around the infection, which can be passed on More...