Two teas a day reduces prostate cancer risk "by a third", but coffee offers no benefit

Two teas a day reduces prostate cancer risk 'by a third', but coffee offers no benefit Regular tea drinks 37 per cent less likely to develop a tumour Study carried out by scientists at Maastricht University in the NetherlandsNearly 40,000 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year in the UK By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 01:47 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 27 March 2013 Men who drink at least two cups of tea a day could slash their risk of prostate cancer by more than a third, according to new research.

Diet drinks DON"T make you hungry: New research quashes myth they cause junk food cravings

Diet drinks DON'T make you hungry: New research quashes myth they cause junk food cravings Previously thought that artificial sweeteners disrupt hunger hormones, encouraging people to eat junk foodBut new study has shown that drinking diet drinks has no more effect on appetite than water By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 11:53 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 20 February 2013 Diet drinks will not affect appetite Sugar-free fizzy drinks are no more likely to make you eat junk food than water, say researchers.

Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise

Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise Vitamin makes no difference to couch potatoesBut in those who work out, it can HALVE the risk of a cold and help speed up recovery, say Finnish expertsChildren are more responsive to the vitamin than adults By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 14 February 2013 Taking vitamin C to ward off a cold only helps if you exercise regularly, new research suggests.

Beer DOESN"T give you a belly (well, any more than red wine or a packet of crisps)

Beer DOESN'T give you a belly (well, any more than red wine or a packet of crisps) Much-maligned drink is no worse for weight gain than any other type of alcohol or eating a high-calorie diet Swapping two large glasses of wine for two bottles of beer could save 500 calories a weekBeer also provides more health-boosting nutrients By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:54 GMT, 12 February 2013 There is no conclusive scientific evidence that beer causes weight gain, a leading nutritionist has said It has long been blamed for the rotund midriff sported by many middle-aged men.

Sugary soft drinks can raise risk of depression – and diet versions cause the most harm

Sugary soft drinks may raise risk of depression – with diet versions causing the most harm Four cans of pop a day raised depression risk 30%But drinking four cups of coffee decreased risk by 10% By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 21:12 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 9 January 2013 Cutting out sweetened diet drinks could lower risk of depression, say researchers If you are feeling low, it may be best to lay off the fizzy drinks and have a cup of coffee instead.

Norovirus: One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year Number of norovirus cases up by 83 per cent on this time last yearToll is expected to rise, says the Health Protection AgencyThe number of cases has risen earlier than expected this year, following a trend seen across Europe | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 29 December 2012 The winter vomiting bug has claimed another 141,000 victims in the last week, pushing the annual total up to more than 1.1million.

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year Number of norovirus cases up by 83 per cent on this time last yearToll is expected to rise, says the Health Protection AgencyThe number of cases has risen earlier than expected this year, following a trend seen across Europe | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 28 December 2012 More than one million victims have been struck by the winter vomiting bug, figures released today suggest.

Just one soft drink a day raises men"s risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 40 per cent

Just one soft drink a day raises men's risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 40 per centThose who drank one 330ml can a day were much more likely to require treatment for a serious form of cancer Men who ate a diet heavy in pasta, rice, and sugary cereal had increased chance of milder form of disease | UPDATED: 12:00 GMT, 27 November 2012 A study has found it could take just one soft drink a day to increase the risk of prostate cancer by 40 per cent Men who drink fizzy drinks are not just ruining their teeth and waistlines – they could be at risk of aggressive prostate cancer as well.

Want to get out of hospital in record time? Scoff yourself!

Want to get out of hospital in record time Scoff yourself! | UPDATED: 03:20 GMT, 4 September 2012 Enhanced recovery has seen a fall in complication rates, and inpatient stays dramatically reduced by 50 per cent in most cases Having an operation For decades, this has meant nil by mouth for at least eight hours before surgery, no food for several days afterwards, lots of bed rest and a hospital stay of up to two weeks.