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Parenthood the key to living longer

Being a parent to a young child may sometimes feel like it’s sending you to an early grave but your children could be the key to living longer, new research suggests. A Swedish study published in the Journal of Epidemiology ...

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Weight loss in older people a red flag

Millions of older people could be putting their health at risk by thinking it is normal to lose weight without trying as they age, experts have warned. A survey for the Malnutrition Task Force in the UK found 36 per ...

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Online tool to boost coeliac diagnosis

It’s feared more than a quarter of a million Australians have coeliac disease and don’t know it. Coeliac Australia says it estimates one in 70 Australians have coeliac disease but 80 per cent are undiagnosed. To combat this they are launching a ...

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Dizziness when standing linked to dementia

Those dizzy spells felt when standing up too quickly have been linked to cognitive decline and dementia later in life. US scientists believe the brief drop in blood pressure that causes the dizziness – known as orthostatic or postural hypotension ...

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