Joggers and cyclists should wear masks – here's why

Tom Wang/Shutterstock England is deep into its third lockdown, yet the daily tally of new COVID cases and deaths remains sickeningly high. As Chris Whitty, the country’s chief medical officer, said recently, more needs to be done to bring the pandemic under control. Masks, which when worn correctly are highlyContinue Reading

Bacon: how you cook it could partially lower cancer risk

Lightly-browned bacon has less carcinogens than well-cooked bacon. D. Pimborough/ Shutterstock Bacon is a much-loved, comforting breakfast item – during the global pandemic, sales have surged in the US and the UK. But while bacon may be delicious, experts recommend people eat little or no processed meats because of theirContinue Reading

Type 2 diabetes: short-term low-carb diet linked to remission – but only if weight is lost

Were low-carb diets really better at achieving remission? Flotsam/ Shutterstock Whether restricting carbohydrate intake is an effective way to manage type 2 diabetes is a topic of some controversy in nutrition – largely because trial results have so far been pretty inconclusive. While multiple meta-analyses have reviewed the current bodyContinue Reading

Are sleep trackers accurate? Here's what researchers currently know

Sleep trackers use an algorithm to estimate how much time you spent asleep based on body movements. Andrey_Popov/ Shutterstock An estimated one in three people report regular sleep complaints. So it’s hardly surprising people are more concerned than ever about getting enough sleep. This blossoming interest has seen an explosionContinue Reading