How an apple a day could keep the cardiologist away – by lowering "bad" cholesterol

How an apple a day could keep the cardiologist away – by lowering 'bad' cholesterol Daily fruit lowered 'bad' cholesterol in the blood by 40% in middle-aged adults Apples were found to be more effective than a supplement containing an antioxidant found in the fruit PUBLISHED: 08:40 GMT, 3 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:15 GMT, 3 October 2012 A new study suggests that eating apples each day could significantly improve the heart health of middle-aged adults in just one month.

Want to live longer? Ditch the diet, cancel your gym session – just eat less

Want to live longer Ditch the diet, cancel your gym session – just eat less | UPDATED: 02:42 GMT, 31 July 2012 Dr Michael Mosley said he did not believe it was necessary to eat three meals a day Forget exercise, fad diets or so-called miracle pills – if you want to live longer simply eat less, a leading scientist has claimed.

The Nasa "space drink" hat can rub out sun spots: Fruit juice developed to protect astronauts reduces wrinkles and reverses the telltale…

The Nasa 'space drink' hat can rub out sun spots: Fruit juice developed to protect astronauts reduces wrinkles and reverses the telltale signs of ageing in four months | UPDATED: 21:10 GMT, 26 May 2012 These startling images may prove that a fruit drink developed by Nasa to protect astronauts from radiation can rejuvenate the skin.

Suncream ingredient "could damage skin cells when exposed to UV rays"

Suncream ingredient 'could damage skin cells when exposed to UV rays' | UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 8 May 2012 Doubts: Scientists have hypothesised that zinc oxide in some creams could release free radicals causing skin cell damage Holidaymakers are advised to slap on plenty of suncream to reduce their risk of skin cancer.

Women with high-risk breast protein "more likely to develop cancer if they drink too much"

Women with high-risk breast protein 'more likely to develop cancer if they drink too much'Alcohol link to disease was not clear until now | UPDATED: 19:36 GMT, 23 April 2012 Link: Scientists have found that women with higher levels of a particular protein are at greater risk of developing breast cancer if they drink too much alcohol (picture posed by model) A protein has been identified that plays a key role in the link between drinking alcohol and breast cancer.

Can fasting for two days each week stop dementia? It sounds far-fetched, but scientists think slashing calories may combat a host of illnesses

Can fasting for two days each week stop dementia It sounds far-fetched, but scientists think slashing calories may combat a host of illnesses Fasting was a common medical treatment in the past, but now there may be good reason for it to make a comeback One day in the not-so-distant future, you may find yourself receiving some unusual health advice from your GP: fast two days a week to prevent your brain shrinking with age.