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Walking, cycling and public transport beat the car for wellbeing

Walking or cycling to work is better for people’s mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). A report published today reveals that people who stopped driving and started walking or cycling to work benefited […]

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Lesbian, gay and bisexual men and women report poorer health and experiences of NHS

A survey of over two million people has found that lesbian, gay and bisexual men and women in England are more likely to report poor health and unfavourable experiences of the National Health Service than their heterosexual counterparts.

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Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change

Healthier diets and reducing food waste are part of a combination of solutions needed to ensure food security and avoid dangerous climate change, say the team behind a new study. A new study, published in Nature Climate Change, suggests that – if current trends continue – food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the […]

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Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet

Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.   With 35,000 new cases every year in the UK, and around 10,000 deaths, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. Rates are higher in developed countries, […]

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Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression

A new study of over 10,000 mothers has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not. A new study of over 10,000 mothers has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did […]

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Mind and body: Scientists identify immune system link to mental illness

According to new research from the University of Cambridge, children with high everyday levels of a protein released into the blood as a response to infection are at greater risk of developing depression and psychosis in adulthood. This suggests a role for the immune system in mental illness. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, indicates […]

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