Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones 'Excruciatingly painful' condition affects 12 per cent of men and four per cent of women in the UKSome of the vitamin C absorbed by the body is excreted in urine as oxalateThis is one of the key components of kidney stones By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:05 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 5 February 2013 Men who took vitamin C supplements at least once a day had the highest risk of kidney stones Men who take vitamin C supplements every day double their risk of suffering from kidney stones, new research suggests.

Tea up! How four cups a day can slash the risk of a stroke

Teas up! How four cups a day can slash the risk of a stroke Drinking four cups of tea a day reduced risk of stroke by 21% compared to those who never drank teaA cuppa is packed with compounds called flavonoids that are thought to be good for the heart and brain By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 13:28 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:56 GMT, 9 January 2013 A calming cuppa: Tea is packed with components called flavonoids that are thought to be good for the heart and brain Drinking four cups of tea a day can reduce the risk of a stroke by more than a fifth, according to new research.

Pregnant mothers who smoke are 65 per cent more likely to have children with asthma

Pregnant mothers who smoke are 65 per cent more likely to have children with asthma Smoking during the first three months of pregnancy had the biggest negative impact | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 17 August 2012 Risk: Children were 39 per cent more likely to wheeze if their mothers smoked during pregnancy Children whose mothers smoked while pregnant are 65 per cent more likely to develop asthma, according to new research.

Transplants: Patients could one day "grow" new organs from their own stem cells to replace failing body parts

Patients will 'grow' new organs from their own cells to replace failing body parts, says pioneering surgeon At least 1,000 Britons die each year while waiting for a new heart, kidney or liver | UPDATED: 12:06 GMT, 9 March 2012 Patients could one day 'grow' new organs from their own stem cells to replace failing body parts, a leading transplant surgeon says.

Sausage and cancer: Pancreatic cancer warning over processed meat

A sausage a day could lead to cancer: Pancreatic cancer warning over processed meat Eating one sausage a day or two rashers of bacon raises the risk of pancreatic cancer by a fifth, according to research. Scientists have found that even relatively small amounts of processed meat increase the chance of developing this deadly illness