Red meat nutrient used in weight-loss and muscle-building supplements could cause heart disease

Red meat nutrient used in weight-loss and muscle-building supplements could cause heart disease Government already suggests eating maximum of 2.5oz of red meat dailyHigher consumption linked to bowel cancer and cardiovascular diseaseNow researchers have found link between L-carnitine and heart disease By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 20:37 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 7 April 2013 Supplement: New research has found a link between red meat compound L-carnitine and heart disease A nutrient abundant in red meat and also sold as a dietary supplement could raise the risk of heart disease.

You won"t bee-lieve it! Could manuka honey beat drug-resistant superbugs?

You won't bee-lieve it! Could manuka honey beat drug-resistant superbugs By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 01:53 GMT, 16 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 17 March 2013 Strong stuff: Manuka honey could fight drug-resistant superbugs It is a natural medicine used for thousands of years to clean wounds and fight bacteria.

Men who go bald by the age of 40 are more likely to get prostate cancer

Men who go bald by the age of 40 are more likely to get prostate cancer Increased risk may be due higher levels of testosterone Hormone can trigger the development of cancerous cells but also inhibit hair growth By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 13:54 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 22 January 2013 Men who go bald by the time they reach 40 may be at increased of getting prostate cancer at an early age, according to new research.

Man diagnosed with breast cancer is ridiculed after his friends thought only women got the disease

Father, 50, diagnosed with breast cancer tells of struggle to convince friends disease was genuine Paul Caine found a lump in his left breast when he was in the shower He presumed it was just a cyst 'because I didn't think men got breast cancer'Is one of just 350 men in UK diagnosed with the disease every year By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:00 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:19 GMT, 21 January 2013 Paul Caine is one of just 350 men who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year When Paul Caine was diagnosed with breast cancer, he turned to his friends for support.

"Slower you grow, the longer you live": Bodies which expand early in life acquire greater tissue damage with life-shortening results

'Slower you grow, the longer you live': Bodies which expand early in life acquire greater tissue damage with life-shortening results | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 12 December 2012 The slower you grow, the longer you live, a new study suggests.

Patient"s own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseases

Patient's own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseasesThe cells are building blocks that allow the body to produce new cells and repair tissuesScientists believe blood could be the easiest and safest source of stem cells | UPDATED: 10:22 GMT, 30 November 2012 A patient's own blood has been used to make personalised stem cells, in a groundbreaking development which doctors hope will eventually be used to treat a range of diseases.

Hope for new anti-ageing drugs as scientists find way to reverse muscle wastage in later life

Hope for new anti-ageing drug after scientists reverse muscle wastage in old mice Chemical used to block muscle weakening in old miceCould lead to drug that keeps elderly strong and fit | UPDATED: 04:14 GMT, 27 September 2012 Drugs could one day be used to reverse the muscle-wasting effects of ageing, new research suggests.

High fat diet may increase women"s risk of breast cancer later in life

High fat diet may increase a woman's risk of breast cancer later in life A high fat diet was linked to harmful metabolic changes and abnormal breast cell growth in miceThe fatty acid that was found to cause the metabolic changes is present in hydrogenated fats, widely used in the manufacture of biscuits and cakes | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 18 September 2012 Eating a poor diet early in life may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, research suggests.