Teeth whitening products containing hydrogen peroxide can damage the tissue underneath

Teeth whitening products containing hydrogen peroxide can damage the tissue underneath and make them weaker Researchers studied teeth whitening strips and added to damaging evidence Real teeth were exposed to the bleaching agent and the underlying layer eroded Hydrogen peroxide – also used by dentists – is not tightly regulated, experts say By Vanessa Chalmers … Read more

Stroking GUINEA PIGS helps people recover from catastrophic brain injuries

People who suffer catastrophic brain injuries may recover their social skills quicker by stroking guinea pigs, research suggests. Traumatic brain injuries often affect a patient’s ability to feel empathy and express their emotions. But a study found allowing patients to stroke ‘cute animals’ – such as micro pigs, rabbits and donkeys – during rehabilitation sessions … Read more

Experimental cancer vaccine that teaches the body destroy tumours sends patients into remission

A cancer vaccine that teaches the body to fight tumours has put three lymphoma patients into remission. The vaccine is injected directly into the tumour and teaches the immune system to destroy it, as well as seek other cancerous cells.  Researchers tested it on 11 patients with lymphoma and said some were in full remission … Read more

TripAdvisor expands its site so travellers can now rate and review cruise holidays

TripAdvisor expands its site so travellers can now rate and review cruise holidays Travellers can also use the site to compare the prices of different cruises  According to data, 30 million passengers are expected to take a cruise in 2019  Based on 2018 TripAdvisor data, 32 per cent of TripAdvisor users have cruised  By Jennifer Newton … Read more

We’re in the grip of a diabetes epidemic, four people reveal how you can tell if you’re in danger

At crisis levels — that is how some experts describe the increase in the numbers of people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. New data published last week revealed there were more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed in England and Wales alone in 2017, the equivalent of one diagnosis every three minutes. ‘In an average … Read more

From avoiding a cricked back to swarms of insects to…we reveal a guide to being a healthy gardener

Research has linked being green-fingered to everything from higher vitamin D levels to lower blood pressure. And last month, a study in the journal Neurology listed gardening as one of a handful of activities that could lower the risk of dementia in old age. This is thought to be down to the combination of physical … Read more