Reducing meat consumption to a quarter of a sausage a day and eating more vegetables and nuts would protect the well-being of future generations and the planet, researchers have said. To tackle poor health and climate change experts have called for a drastic reduction in meat consumption, poultry and eggs as part of a new "planetary health diet". It says red meat and sugar consumption would have to be slashed by at least half, while that of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes such as lentils and chickpeas must double.
If you didn't fancy doing Veganuary or Dry January, running a half marathon may have been on your New Year's resolution list for 2019. Don't be fooled by those smiley, oil-slicked gym bunnies - running a half marathon is no small feat, and if you've never taken on the challenge before, not knowing what to expect can be daunting. Here Cory Wharton-Malcom co-founder of Track Mafia and ultra-runner Matt Willcocks offer advice for the first-time half marathon runner.
Spending an hour on the London Underground is the equivalent to spending a day next to a busy road, according to a study. The report by the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants was published on January 9 and is the first study on air pollution on the Underground carried out since 2003. Latest figures found that on sections of the line, one of the deepest in the network, the air quality was five times over the level deemed healthy by the Air Quality Index.
'Flow' is a headset and app that may be the key to helping people overcome depression - and it'll soon be available to buy.
The toxic side-effects of chemotherapy could be reduced by a sponge-like device which strains leftover cancer drugs from the blood stream before they damage the brain or cause hair loss. The filter was inspired by absorbers used to remove unwanted impurities like sulphur from fuel, and works like the stents already routinely used in cardiovascular medicine, researchers from the University of California at Berkley said. “Literally, we’ve taken the concept out of petroleum refining and applied it to chemotherapy,” Professor Nitash Balsara, one of the authors of the study published in ACS Central Science.