Red wine isn"t just good for your heart – now experts say it may even prevent HEARING LOSS

Red wine isn't just good for your heart – now experts say it may even prevent HEARING LOSS Thought that resveratrol, the chemical found in red grapes and red wine, has a protective effectAppears to reduce the damage caused by loud noise By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:40 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:42 GMT, 22 February 2013 It has long been touted as the tipple with a host of health benefits, said to protect against conditions such as heart disease and dementia.

A quarter of us have liver damage – and a dry January isn"t enough to undo the damage, warn experts

A quarter of us have liver damage – and a dry January isn't enough to undo the damage, warn experts 28 per cent of people tested by the British Liver Trust were showing the early signs of liver damageLiver disease is now the fifth biggest killer in the UK, due to alcohol, fatty diets and sedentary lifestyles Charity is calling for early liver screening to be made available to all those at risk, in a bid to save one million lives a year By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:20 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 GMT, 1 January 2013 More than one in four Britons have the early signs of liver disease, according to the British Liver Trust A booze-free January is not enough to repair the liver and keep it healthy, leading experts have warned.

Forget mouth-to-mouth: Giving chest pumps alone saves MORE heart attack victims and reduces risk of brain damage

Forget mouth-to-mouth: Giving chest pumps alone saves MORE heart attack victims and reduces risk of brain damage A month after cardiac arrest, 46% of patients who had only chest compressions were still alive, compared to 40% who got traditional CPRJapanese researchers say not only is hands-only CPR is more effective, it's easier to learn and more comfortable to perform on a stranger | UPDATED: 21:41 GMT, 12 December 2012 Most of us have seen the arresting TV ad starring hard man Vinnie Jones illustrating (in his unique rough and ready manner) how best to resuscitate a cardiac arrest victim.

Proof old fashioned vibrating belt machines could actually be good for you…even if you don"t lose weight

Shaking all over: Proof the old fashioned vibrating belt machines could actually be good for you…even if you don't lose weightDaily 15-minute bouts of low-intensity vibration could help immune and bone problems linked with being severely overweight Experts hope it could help the obese 'regain health without drugs' – until they lose weight by diet and exercise | UPDATED: 16:56 GMT, 30 November 2012 Researchers have found the machines could offer significant clinical benefits for obese people suffering from a wide range of immune problems related They have until now been seen as 'the lazy option' for those hankering after a slimmer physique, but without the hard work.

Gene discovered that decides whether to "switch on" immune system and could control HIV

Scientists discover gene that decides whether to 'switch on' immune system and could control HIV Gene, called Arih2, makes decides whether to switch on the immune response to an infectionResearchers are looking at the effect on the immune response of switching gene off for short periodsSay it has potential to help treat chronic conditions | UPDATED: 15:50 GMT, 27 November 2012 A newly discovered gene could hold the key to treating and potentially controlling chronic infections such as HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis.

Binge drinking "can harm brains within months": Tests show a little each day is far safer

Binge drinking 'can harm brains within months and turn social drinkers into alcohol abusers'Teenagers and young people are the most vulnerable to early changes in brain | UPDATED: 00:39 GMT, 16 October 2012 Binge drinking can damage the brain within months and turn social drinkers into alcohol abusers, researchers warn.

Asthma drug "cut attacks by a fifth" even for those with sever form of the disease

Asthma drug 'cut attacks by a fifth' even for those with severe form of the disease | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 16 September 2012 A DRUG that reduces the number of asthma attacks by more than a fifth could offer hope to hundreds of thousands of patients who suffer from the most severe form of the debilitating lung disease.

Why fortified bowl of soup for mothers-to-be could be key to preventing childhood asthma

Why a fortified bowl of soup for mothers-to-be could be key to preventing childhood asthma | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 6 September 2012 Scientists think adding vitamin E to soup could be a good way of increasing levels in pregnant women A fortified bowl of soup could help pregnant mothers to reduce their child's risk of developing asthma, say scientists.

Taking ginkgo to beat Alzheimers is a "waste of time as it does not improve the memory"

Taking ginkgo to beat Alzheimer’s is a 'waste of time as it does not improve the memory' French researchers looked at whether the supplements prevent the disease taking holdSample included 2,854 people with memory problems who were 70 years old or older | UPDATED: 09:12 GMT, 6 September 2012 A popular herbal remedy used by thousands of people to ward off Alzheimer’s is a waste of time, warn researchers.

Olympics: So THAT"S why the athletes are covered in sticky tape!

So THAT'S why Olympic stars are covered in sticky tape! | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 4 September 2012 What is that brightly coloured tape some of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes have been sporting on their bodies It might look like something an electrician would use, but it is, in fact, kinesiology tape — the latest must-have accessory designed to relieve injury.