High cholesterol: could a daily slice of watermelon help?

How watermelon could prevent heart attacks AND weight gain Daily slice could halve the build-up of 'bad' cholesterolIt could also help prevent weight gain | UPDATED: 11:01 GMT, 4 October 2012 Enlarge Could watermelon the key to lowering cholesterol A daily slice of watermelon could help prevent heart disease by halting the build-up of harmful cholesterol, new research shows.

Britons are eating their way to a lifetime of illness: Most fail to manage five fruit and veg a day

Britons are eating their way to a lifetime of illness: Most fail to manage five fruit and veg a dayAlmost half of us have high cholesterolQuarter have high blood pressure | UPDATED: 06:51 GMT, 26 July 2012 Britons are condemning themselves to a lifetime of serious illnesses with their appalling diets, experts warn.

A single pill could treat Alzheimer"s, Parkinson"s AND multiple sclerosis

A single pill could treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's AND multiple sclerosis A Phase I trial assessing the drug's safety in human patients is under way | UPDATED: 00:32 GMT, 25 July 2012 Early results from animal studies suggest new class of drug could be very effective against brain diseases One pill with the potential to treat conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and strokes has been unveiled by scientists.

Heart attack breakthrough: Vaccine "will be here within five years"

Nasal spray vaccine that stops heart attacks by cutting fat in arteries 'will be here within five years'Reduced fatty deposits in mice by up to 70% | UPDATED: 11:41 GMT, 1 April 2012 Hope: A vaccine administered by injection or nasal spray that could prevent heart attacks could be available in the next five years Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the prevention of heart attacks after developing a vaccine that dramatically reduces fat in the arteries.