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Yo-yo dieting 'could be good for you even if you put all the weight back on'

Some scientists say crash dieting can be good for people, even if they put all the weight back on

Yo-yo dieting benefits health and can be compared with going to the dentist, according to a scientist whose research appears to support the extreme slimming method.

12:33am Tuesday 21 February 2017

Danish firm to set up Oxford University diabetes research centre despite Brexit

Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, chief science officer and executive vice president of Novo Nordisk, which is to invest £115 million in a new research centre in Oxford (Novo Nordisk/PA)

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is to invest £115 million in a new diabetes research centre in Oxford despite the unfortunate "uncertainties" created by Brexit.

6:59am Monday 30 January 2017

England's most selective universities 'taking lower proportion of state pupils'

At some institutions virtually all students went to a state school, while at others the proportion is less than two thirds, figures show

England's most selective universities are still taking a lower proportion of state school teenagers than many other institutions, figures suggest.

1:43pm Thursday 2 February 2017

Health experts back vaping as healthier alternative to regular cigarettes

Teenagers who used e-cigarettes were more likely to go onto smoking nicotine cigarettes, an American survey has found

Vaping has been given an emphatic thumbs up by health experts after the first long-term study of its effects in ex-smokers.

3:05pm Tuesday 7 February 2017

Stomach bug epidemic blamed on overuse of antibiotics

Cutting back on use of antibiotics was more effective at stopping a C. diff outbreak than deep cleaning in hospitals, researchers say

Overuse of antibiotics was chiefly responsible for a serious stomach bug outbreak that spread through UK hospitals in the mid-2000s, research has shown.

12:15am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Anti-Semitism 'makes Jewish students avoid some universities'

Baroness Ruth Deech said that among Jewish students there was a feeling that certain universities should be avoided

An academic leader has claimed rampant anti-Semitism has led to some of the UK's leading universities becoming no-go zones for Jewish students.

12:47am Friday 23 December 2016

University removes ex-Archbishop of Canterbury's image after student campaign

The removal of Lord Carey's image follows a campaign by a group of students at the institution

An image of former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton, has been removed from a top London university amid student concerns about his views on gay marriage.

4:45pm Wednesday 21 December 2016

Sugar tax on soft drinks could 'significantly' impact obesity rates, experts say

The tax relates to the sugar content of drinks, with a higher amount charged for the most sugary beverages.

A sugar tax on soft drinks could result in thousands fewer British adults and children becoming obese, research suggests.

12:09am Friday 16 December 2016

Peers signal discontent at competition plans for universities

There are plans to introduce a more market-orientated approach for universities

Peers are set to launch a cross-party revolt over Government plans to inject "market"-style competition into the higher education sector.

12:20am Sunday 1 January 2017

Peers signal discontent at competition plans for universities

There are plans to introduce a more market-orientated approach for universities

Peers are set to launch a cross-party revolt over Government plans to inject "market"-style competition into the higher education sector.

10:18pm Saturday 31 December 2016
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