Alzheimer’s: Coffee reduces risk in middle age

Alzheimer’s: Coffee reduces risk in middle age

A recently published study in Australia aimed to quantify the impact of a popular beverage on the development of cognitive impairment in aging people. Following 200 people over a decade, the participants who drank greater amounts of coffee saw a significantly reduced risk. Coffee intake was linked to a lower build-up of amyloid protein in … Read more

“I thought I had long Covid – until warning sign at grandma’s home saved my life”

"I thought I had long Covid - until warning sign at grandma's home saved my life"

Exclusive: Nichola Petermann was just 26 when she learned she had Hodgkin lymphoma and needed immediate chemotherapy, with Blood Cancer UK warning symptoms are similar to Long Covid Nichola Petermann spent 10 weeks in hospital after being diagnosed with blood cancer Hodgkin lymphoma ( Image: Nichola Petermann) A young woman who was in excruciating pain … Read more

Type 2 diabetes: Eat more fermented foods such as sauerkraut to lower blood sugars

Type 2 diabetes: Eat more fermented foods such as sauerkraut to lower blood sugars

Type 2 diabetes describes what happens when the secretion of insulin in the body is severely curtailed. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar – the main type of sugar in blood. Left to its own devices, blood sugars levels continue to rise, which can unleash an array of destructive effects. Fortunately eating certain foods can … Read more

Excess winter deaths 27pc higher in second wave than during last bad flu season

Excess winter deaths 27pc higher in second wave than during last bad flu season

Excess winter deaths during the second Covid wave in England and Wales were 27 per cent higher than the last bad flu year, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show. The ONS analysis revealed that there were 63,000 excess winter deaths in 2020/21 compared with 49,410 in 2017/18. Last winter saw the highest … Read more

Ten symptoms people often miss that could be a sign of cancer

Ten symptoms people often miss that could be a sign of cancer

Tens of thousands of people missed a cancer diagnosis because of the pandemic, according to Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity claims that 47,600 fewer Brits have been diagnosed with the disease compared to pre-Covid levels. Steven McIntosh, executive director of advocacy and communications at Macmillan Cancer Support, warns the NHS faces an “uphill battle” when … Read more