E-cigarettes "can cause more harm than smoking," experts say

E-cigarettes 'can cause more harm than smoking,' experts sayPropylene glycol in e-cigarettes can be harmful Chemical can cause acute respiratory system irritation By Susannah Butter PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 26 January 2013 They are billed as a healthier alternative to smoking, yet experts now warn that electronic cigarettes may be more damaging than the habit they replace.

Why a glass of red wine with your steak can LOWER cholesterol

Why a glass of red wine with your steak can LOWER cholesterol Red wine helps to prevent release of damaging compounds in dark meat that can raise cholesterolResearchers say may be the reason why red wine has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:19 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:01 GMT, 15 January 2013 For those who dither over whether to have that glass of wine with dinner, it's good news.

Feeling under the weather? It could be because of all the rain: Scientists link stomach bugs to wetter conditions and storms

Feeling under the weather It could be because of all the rain: Scientists link stomach bugs to wetter conditions and stormsTorrential rain leads to drains overflowing which spreads bacteriaThe bacteria, if ingested, makes us illViroclime project looks at climate change and waterborne viruses By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 16:30 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 7 January 2013 Sick: The weather might make us miserable, but it could also be making us ill, according to scientists It's not unusual for the inclement British weather to make us feel a little miserable, but it could also be making us ill, say scientists.

"Embarrassed" patients are putting themselves at risk by buying medicines online

'Embarrassed' patients are putting themselves at risk by buying medicines onlineIllegal sales of prescription medication online increasing Half of pharmacists say customers buy pills onlinePatients at risk of buying dangerous fakes or unlicensed medicines that have serious health implications | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 17 December 2012 Illegal sales of medicine are on the increase as more people go online to avoid needing a prescription.

Cancer cure: The magnets that cause cancer cells to self-destruct

Powerful magnets that cause cancer cells to 'self-destruct' could offer targeted treatment for tumours By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 8 October 2012 | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 8 October 2012 Magnets that cause tumours to 'self-destruct' could be a revolutionary new weapon in the fight against cancer.

Could using LESS salt be bad for your health

Could using LESS salt be bad for your health | UPDATED: 21:38 GMT, 16 July 2012 Firm message: For the last decade we've been told to cut salt The need to reduce the amount of salt in our diets has been one of the most powerful public health messages of the past decade.

Supermarket "bag for life" can give you food poisoning…so put it in your washing machine to kill the bugs!

Your supermarket 'bag for life' can give you food poisoning…so put it in your washing machine to kill the bugs! | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 10 April 2012 Many of us fuss over a clean loo and kitchen sink, but what about the other household items we use every day Experts reveal the neglected areas you should be spring cleaning to MATTHEW BARBOUR…