The old saying that ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ appears to have had more than a grain of truth in it all along.
Scientists believe they may have found the secret of why three hundred men and women, a third of the population of Acciaroli, near Salerno in Italy, are alive and healthy at the age of 100: it’s the herb rosemary.
Following the growing debate about the use of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer and whether the age limit of 50 should be lowered, Public Health England (PHE) has issued new guidelines to general practitioners (GPs).
Researchers think they may have found the reason why people from countries where vegetarianism is more common, tend to be at higher risk of cancer when they live in the West and eat more meat.
Doctors in the US say they are developing a new test that can show almost immediately whether chemotherapy is working. Eventually, the researchers hope patients will also be able to watch the disease being cleared from the body.