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2011

  • March–April
    • Walnuts are the healthiest nut, say scientists
    • Exercise cuts risk of developing bowel cancer polyps

  • January–February
    • Zinc can be an 'effective treatment' for common colds
    • Moderate exercise such as walking 'boosts memory power'
    • Blocking a gene stops cancer cells spreading

2010

  • November–December
    • Beauty sleep concept is not a myth, says study
    • Small daily aspirin dose 'cuts cancer risk'
    • Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice – now for humans
    • Chip implant developed to help the paralysed exercise
    • The nano-secret of youthful skin
    • Red wine packed with antidiabetes compounds
    • Leisure-time exercise 'reduces depression risk'

  • September–October
    • Low levels of vitamin B12 linked to Alzheimer's
    • Touching own injury 'cuts pain'
    • Vitamin B 'puts off Alzheimer's' vision
    • Aubrey de Grey: We don't have to get sick as we get older
    • Vaccine patch may replace needles
    • Live long and proper: Genetic factors associated with increased longevity identified

  • July–August
    • Lab made cornea offers new hope for restored vision
    • Green leafy veg 'may cut diabetes risk'
    • Human brains have 'Life of Brian' mechanism
    • Aubrey de Grey: We don't have to get sick as we get older
    • Vaccine patch may replace needles
    • Live long and proper: Genetic factors associated with increased longevity identified

  • May–June
    • Tea and coffee 'protect against heart disease'
    • Scientists take first steps in growing working livers
    • Brushing teeth 'halts' heart disease
    • Gene switch rejuvenates failing mouse brains
    • Lack of sleep 'linked to early death'
    • 'Green' exercise quickly 'boosts mental health'

  • March–April
    • How your brain remembers the future
    • Picking our brains: How strong is the mind-body link?
    • Magnets 'can modify our morality'
    • Beta-blockers 'cut cancer spread'
    • Deep breathing 'cuts stress as much as massage'
    • Brain scans 'can distinguish memories', say scientists
    • Azerbaijan's long lifers 'a dying breed'

  • January–February
    • Nap 'boosts' brain learning power
    • Singing 'rewires' damaged brain
    • Scientists show lifespan is linked to DNA
    • Vegetative state patients can respond to questions

2009

  • November–December
    • Scientists crack 'entire genetic code' of cancer
    • People who look young for their age 'live longer'
    • Mutant genes 'key to long life'
    • Depression link to processed food

  • September–October
    • Curry spice 'kills cancer cells'
    • Science to 'stop age clock at 50'
    • Learning to juggle grows brain networks for good
    • Educated women 'aid long life'
    • Med-style diet 'can battle blues'
    • Half of babies 'will live to 100'
    • Melon compound 'reduces stress'
    • Alzheimer's research links three genes to disease

  • July–August
    • Moderate drinking 'boosts bones'
    • Beetroot juice 'boosts stamina'
    • Replacement teeth grown in mice
    • Dairy for children 'extends life'
    • Proof mounts on restricted diet
    • Coffee 'may reverse Alzheimer's'
    • Vegetarians 'avoid more cancers'

  • May–June
    • Prostate cancer: shock breakthrough
    • Problems are solved by sleeping
    • Rogue protein 'spreads in brain'
    • Vitamins 'undo exercise efforts'

  • March–April
    • 'Proof' face creams beat wrinkles
    • Walnuts may prevent breast cancer
    • Revealed: why we need a good night's sleep

  • January–February
    • 'Brain training' claims dismissed
    • Gene could allow lab-grown teeth
    • Mole rats may hold secret to long life
    • Multivitamin supplements a 'waste of time'
    • The great health debate: is sunshine a miracle cure?
    • Cutting calories 'boosts memory'
    • Vitamin D 'is mental health aid'
    • Body repair 'could be ramped up'
    • Scientists dismiss 'detox myth'

2008

  • November–December
    • Smiles and scowls 'in our genes'
    • Skipping sleep 'hardens arteries'
    • Happiness 'rubs off on others'
    • Antioxidants 'cannot slow ageing'
    • Has universal ageing mechanism been found?
    • Windpipe transplant breakthrough
    • 'Elixir of youth' drug could fight HIV and ageing
    • Child's play 'better than a jog'

  • September–October
    • Red LEDs could make anti-ageing device
    • Brain boost drugs 'growing trend'
    • New twist in brain obesity riddle
    • Clean living 'slows cell ageing'
    • Vitamin linked to brain shrinking
    • Climbing stairs can prolong life
    • New brain cells are essential for learning

  • July–August
    • Cancer spread 'happens earlier'
    • Alzheimer's drug 'halts' decline
    • Cell change 'keeps organs young'
    • Sleeping soundly 'boosts memory'
    • Blood pressure 'link to dementia'
    • Mediterranean diet 'cuts cancer'

  • May–June
    • How care home keeps elderly healthy
    • Ginkgo 'does not treat dementia'
    • Lab-grown cells 'treat baldness'
    • Smoking 'triggers deadly changes'
    • Fat children may be tied to a lifetime of obesity
    • Mental workout 'boosts the brain'

  • March–April
    • Vitamins 'may shorten your life'
    • Hope over US Alzheimer's therapy
    • Daily caffeine 'protects brain'
    • Large waist 'an Alzheimer's risk'
    • Alcohol 'quickly' cuts heart risk
    • Genes 'play key happiness role'

  • January–February
    • Fit elderly 'can boost longevity'
    • Deep stimulation 'boosts memory'
    • Sedentary life 'speeds up ageing'
    • Morning coffee is 'meal in a cup'
    • Who wants to live for ever?
    • Broccoli 'fights' heart disease
    • Sunday 'worst sleep' of the week
    • Scientists unveil 'supercarrot'
    • 'Spare part heart' beats in lab
    • Healthy living 'can add 14 years'
    • Super-wine might boost lifespan

2007

  • November–December
    • Drug target to stop cancer spread
    • Sperm clue to 'disease immunity'
    • 'Burned foods' linked to cancers
    • Skin ageing 'reversed' in mice
    • Lifespan link to depression drug
    • Human skin 'reprogrammed' to form stem cells
    • Breakthrough in primate cloning
    • Healthy diet 'cuts dementia risk'
    • Vitamin D 'may help slow ageing'
    • Onions 'cut heart disease risk'
    • The mouse that shook the world

  • September–October
    • Be thin to cut cancer, study says
    • Therapy may cut lung cancer risk
    • Light activated cancer drug hope
    • Organic produce 'better for you'
    • Diet choices 'written in genes'
    • Optimism 'no bearing on cancer'
    • Why garlic is good for the heart
    • Test 'can spot Alzheimer's risk'
    • Cell-squirting needles could 'weave' new organs
    • Sedated patients can hear speech
    • Heart drugs 'have longer effect'
    • Hip size 'gives cancer risk clue'
    • Needles 'are best for back pain'
    • The virtues of Vitamin D: It's time we saw the light
    • Honey is the bee's knees for staying young
    • Pill use 'may cut risk of cancer'
    • Contagious yawn 'sign of empathy'
    • Depression leads to worst health
    • Parents warned of additives link
    • Scientists discover height gene

  • July–August
    • Darker fruits could fight cancer
    • Modern life pushes up cancer rate
    • Coffee 'protects female memory'
    • Alzheimer's drugs 'help glaucoma'
    • Gene for left-handedness is found
    • Alcohol link to bowel cancer risk
    • Grapefruit link to breast cancer
    • Drinking milk cuts diabetes risk
    • HRT 'no benefit' to older hearts
    • Moles 'good indicator to ageing'
    • Tummy fat 'can grow new breasts'
    • Organic food 'better' for heart
    • Yawning may keep us 'on the ball'

  • May–June
    • Breathing technique 'aids asthma'
    • HRT may protect brain against effects of ageing
    • Echinacea 'can prevent a cold'
    • 'Insulin pill' hope for diabetes
    • First-borns have higher IQ scores
    • Rose-hip 'remedy' for arthritis
    • Eye flickers key for fine detail
    • Molded connections could improve brain implants
    • Cod liver oil 'treats depression'
    • Arthritis 'hope' over new drugs
    • Serious diseases genes revealed
    • Fidgeters 'likely to be thinner'
    • Low testosterone 'death risk'
    • 'Exercise after eating' diet tip
    • Boost to artery block treatment
    • Folic acid 'reduces stroke risks'
    • Caution: Some soft drinks may seriously harm your health
    • New breast cancer genes discovery
    • Exercise 'reverses' muscle ageing
    • Vitamin A cream 'cuts wrinkles'
    • Gene find triggers baldness hope
    • Med diet 'cuts lung disease risk'
    • Gene clue to longevity uncovered

  • March–April
    • Research opens way for bionic eye
    • Blood pressure 'is in the brain'
    • Heart valve grown from stem cells
    • Blueberries fight bowel cancer
    • Stressful event kills brain cells
    • Cocoa nutrient for 'lethal ills'
    • Gene determines sleep demands

  • January–February
    • Trials for 'bionic' eye implants
    • No sleep means no new brain cells
    • Why exercise gets harder with age
    • 'Altruistic' brain region found
    • Hormone 'no anti-ageing elixir'
    • Milk in tea 'blocks health gains'
    • Scan shows how brains plot future

2006

  • November–December
    • Dieters do calories, not exercise
    • Aspirin 'blocks prostate problem'
    • How to live long and prosper
    • Humans show major DNA differences
    • Alzheimer's heart link explained
    • Natural chemical 'beats morphine'
    • Cool down – you may live longer
    • Wine 'allows guilt-free gluttony'

  • September–October
    • Regular exercise 'prevents' colds
    • Stress boosts Alzheimer’s proteins in the brain
    • Walnuts 'combat unhealthy fats'
    • Black tea 'soothes away stress'
    • Overeating 'like drug addiction'
    • Ageing may be a lifestyle 'choice' for bacteria
    • Vitamin D 'slashes cancer risk'
    • Alzheimer's 'self-defence found'

  • July–August
    • Juices 'may cut Alzheimer's risk'
    • Tea 'healthier' drink than water
    • Research finds 'unique human DNA'
    • Frozen mice 'have healthy pups'
    • Popular curry spice is a brain booster
    • Denmark 'happiest place on earth'
    • Daily pill to 'cure Alzheimer's'
    • Clone 'would feel individuality'
    • Meerkat pups go to eating school
    • 'Bionic' limb breakthrough made

  • May–June
    • Brain can be made to self-repair
    • Mother tongue may determine maths skills
    • The brain gets 'mellow' with age
    • Alzheimer's vaccine 'promising'
    • Why fast foods are bad, even in moderation
    • Drinking coffee makes you more open-minded
    • Inside Einstein's brain
    • Scientists reveal how frogs grip
    • Music 'can reduce chronic pain'
    • A daily drink 'only good for men'
    • Pill 'reverses' vegetative state
    • >Why some just cannot resist food
    • Autistic brains 'never daydream'
    • Women 'sense qualities in a man'
    • Americans far sicker than English

  • March–April
    • Salvage prospect for 'junk' DNA
    • Small changes 'add years to life'
    • Brain games aim to boost your IQ
    • Med diet 'reduces dementia risk'
    • Cell division rewind button found
    • Are near-death experiences a dream?
    • Weak brain links 'explain autism'
    • Cutting calories may boost your lifespan
    • Lab-grown bladders 'a milestone'
    • Smart brains 'grow differently'
    • 'Mind control' over muscle power
    • Scientists divided over longevity
    • Doubts cast on oily fish benefits
    • Grammar revealed in the love songs of whales
    • Sixth sense can come from within
    • Babies can learn words as early as 10 months
    • Chillies turn up the heat on tumours
    • Singing frog's 'ultrasonic croak'
    • Mum's exercise boosts baby's brain
    • Chronic fatigue brain injury link
    • Marital rows 'harm heart health'

  • January–February
    • Cocoa linked to lower risk of disease
    • Scientists 'can predict memories'
    • 'Sleeping on it' best for complex decisions
    • How babies do maths at 7 months
    • Broccoli chemical's cancer check
    • Face op woman braves media glare
    • Real-life Groundhog Days studied
    • Common cold may save us from bird flu
    • Scientific brain linked to autism
    • Aspirin protects men's hearts and women's brains
    • Laughter paves the way for romance
    • Exercise 'cuts Alzheimer's risk'
    • Mental health link to diet change
    • Mental skills 'worse after sleep'
    • Stem cell promise lures patients
    • Magnet therapies 'have no effect'
    • How brands get wired into the brain

2005

  • November–December
    • Chocolate may cut heart disease
    • The secret of 'muscular' old age
    • Stress 'hinders healing process'
    • Woman has first face transplant
    • Olive oil's heart effect located
    • Dolphin therapy fights depression
    • How singing unlocks the brain
    • Geneticists claim ageing breakthrough but immortality will have to wait
    • Blood vessels grown from patient's skin
    • Mysterious case of the man who claims to have beaten HIV by taking vitamins
    • Loneliness could be in your genes
    • Women get a bigger buzz from cartoons
    • 'Hormonal' women most attractive

  • September–October
    • Italian laboratory clones 14 pigs
    • Ginseng 'helps to ward off colds'
    • The killer at the door
    • Brain area 'more than just motor'
    • 1918 killer flu 'came from birds'
    • Exercise now to cut dementia risk
    • A symmetrical face isn't just prettier – it's healthier too
    • SARS virus may have spread from bats
    • AIDS virus 'could be weakening'
    • Left-handers face greater cancer risk
    • Down's syndrome recreated in mice
    • Green tea 'cuts Alzheimer's risk'
    • Vitamin C 'helps to fight cancer'
    • Stiff upper lips may impair memories

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