Taking vitamin D and calcium WON"T prevent broken bones, say leading experts

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON'T prevent broken bones, say leading experts Taking typical supplement dose provides no benefits for average post-menopausal women, finds U.S task forceBut those at high risk of weak bones should consult their doctor By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 26 February 2013 The NHS recommends people over 65 take a daily vitamin D supplement Older women who pop vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones may be taking them in vain, according to leading experts.

Diet and fitness apps DO help you lose weight (but you also need a little willpower, too)

Diet and fitness apps DO help you lose weight (but you also need a little willpower, too) Dieters who used a smartphone app and exercised lost on average 8lb more than their counterparts who didn't track daily food intake and movementsFirst study to show adding technology to a weight loss programme can produce sustained weight loss Experts say apps make it easier to track calories and exercise | UPDATED: 12:17 GMT, 11 December 2012 American researchers have found smartphone apps can help dieters shed the pounds – but only if they put in the effort They are one of the latest crutches for dieters desperate to shed the pounds.

Safe sex: Facebook is a good way to promote condom use to teenagers

How Facebook could prevent you from catching an STD Young people who 'Liked' a sexual health advice site were more likely to use condoms than those who didn't Facebook 'a good way to help prevent sexually transmitted infections' | UPDATED: 14:50 GMT, 10 October 2012 Young people who received sexual advice from Facebook were more likely to use condoms If you worry about spending hours on Facebook, then relax – it could be good for your health.

Dental records can identify osteoporosis risk

Dental records can identify osteoporosis risk years before condition develops | UPDATED: 21:52 GMT, 22 September 2012 Dentists at Manchester University are pioneering a technology called Osteodent that can detect those at risk of osteoporosis by looking at dental scans years before the condition develops.

Cannabis smokers "more likely to develop testicular cancer although risk can be reduced by using COCAINE"

Cannabis smokers 'more likely to develop testicular cancer although risk can be reduced by using COCAINE'Researchers find link between recreational cannabis use and an increased risk of developing subtypes of testicular cancer that tend to carry a worse prognosis | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 10 September 2012 Men who smoke cannabis are at greater risk of testicular cancer, a new study suggests, but men who use cocaine may be at a lower risk from the disease.

How cutting out hidden salt cured one woman"s high blood pressure virtually overnight

Cutting out hidden salt cured my high blood pressure virtually overnight: How one woman took the natural approach to tackling her condition By Angela Levin PUBLISHED: 21:00 GMT, 1 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 1 September 2012 One person in three in the UK suffers from high blood pressure.

U.S told to end routine prostate cancer screening as it causes "more harm than good"

U.S told to end routine prostate cancer screening as it causes 'more harm than good' | UPDATED: 12:16 GMT, 22 May 2012 Men who want a PSA test still can get one in the U.S, but only after the doctor explains the uncertainties Healthy men over 50 should no longer have routine prostate cancer screenings because they do more harm than good, according to the U.S government.

Migraine victims could get Botox on the NHS as anti-wrinkle jabs could "halve effects of pain"

Migraine victims could get Botox on the NHS as anti-wrinkle jabs could 'halve effects of pain' Thousands of migraine sufferers could benefit if an official review gives the go-ahead for Botox jabs on the NHS.