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.

Chocolate may protect the brain from stroke

Chocolate may protect the brain from stroke (and this time it's the milk variety) Most men in the study consumed milk chocolate, which has more sugar and fat than the dark varietyScientists believe protective effect comes from antioxidants called flavonoids | UPDATED: 11:09 GMT, 30 August 2012 For every 50g per week increase in chocolate consumption, stroke risk decreased by about 14 per cent Eating chocolate may reduce the long term risk of stroke, research has shown.

Ukrainian and Swedish women named as the world’s best looking

Wondering where to book your holidays Ukrainian and Swedish women named as the world”s most beautifulCold war stereotypes about plain and ordinary Eastern European women should truly be abandoned, according to the websiteWomen in second placed Stockholm in Sweden also praised for being both gorgeous and friendly

Sad schooldays linked to illness in middle age: Unpopular pupils more likely to suffer obesity and health problems later

Sad schooldays linked to illness in middle age: Unpopular pupils more likely to suffer obesity and health problems later Effects were particularly noticeable among women | UPDATED: 23:00 GMT, 27 June 2012 Being unpopular with your classmates may not only make your schooldays miserable, it could also make you ill decades later.

Poor brushing of teeth linked to premature cancer deaths as bacteria increase risk by up to 80%

Poor brushing of teeth linked to premature cancer deaths as bacteria increase risk by up to 80% | UPDATED: 23:43 GMT, 11 June 2012 Failing to brush your teeth properly could increase the risk of dying prematurely from cancer, researchers claim.

Atkins diet causes "heart disease risk" after linked to surge in cholesterol levels

Atkins diet 'raises risk of heart disease ' because of a surge in cholesterol levels Low carbohydrate/high fat diets may help short-term weight loss but don't work long term, say researchersControversial diet also found to increase blood cholesterol | UPDATED: 08:32 GMT, 11 June 2012 The popular Atkins diet could be putting people at increased risk of heart disease, according to a 25-year study.