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Wrong weight ‘can cost four years of life’

A "healthy" BMI score ranges from 18.5 to 25.Most doctors say it is the best method they have of working out whether someone is obese because it is accurate and simple to measure.'Optimal level'The study, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, showed that life expectancy for

Are supplements safe and do they work?

Approved supplements bought from reputable businesses are almost always going to be safe, provided the manufacturer's instructions are followed, doctors say.But it is wrong to assume that food supplements do not sometimes have the potential to be harmful, says Dr Wayne Carter, from the University of Nottingham.If

Coffee shop sells cannabis extract drinks

Image caption Jeff Lang says his customers vary in age from 18 to 80 years old "I suffer from depression and anxiety," Ms Bason said."Normally with my anxiety it's about having quite bad repetitive thoughts, but this just slows that down. Every

Centenary toast for soldier’s WW1 ale

Image caption The small Belgium town of Silly has organised celebrations to mark the centenary of the first brew of Silly Scotch Ale Brasserie de Silly brewery owner Bertrand Van Der Haegen said: "Jack wasn't a brewer, but he knew how it

Standing-desk workers ‘more engaged’

Seventy-seven were put in an intervention group and given height-adjustable workstations - also known as sit-stand desks - while the remaining 69 continued with their standard desks. Working time spent sitting was measured at the start of the study and again three, six and 12 months later.At

Standing desks ‘boost work performance’

Seventy-seven were put in an intervention group and given height-adjustable workstations - also known as sit-stand desks - while the remaining 69 continued with their standard desks. Working time spent sitting was measured at the start of the study and again three, six and 12 months later.At

Is it worth giving up alcohol for a month?

One study, published in The Lancet, suggested there is no safe level of alcohol consumption and the more you drink, the higher your risk.No surprise then that many of us are calling time at the bar, at least for a few weeks of the year. 'A

Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

It was marketed at busy professionals and the company originally suggested the product could replace meals regularly. It is named after a fictional artificial food called soylent that was featured in the 1966 sci-fi novel "Make Room! Make Room!".In the 1973 movie version - Soylent Green -

Energy drinks ban for children proposed

Supermarkets ban energy drinks for under-16s Call for under-16s high energy drinks ban Energy drinks sold to under-16s despite ban Why our school bans energy drinks 'Worrying links'UK youngsters are among the highest consumers of energy drinks in Europe, research has previously suggested.The drinks contain high

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