Scientists in Japan have found people with high cholesterol levels may have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers at Kyushu University studied brain samples from 147 people, and compared them with cholesterol measurements that were taken 10-15 years before they died. They found those with higher cholesterol levels were more likely to have a protein called amyloid, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's, in their brains when they died.
Tropical plants may contain the basis of new and effective treatments for ovarian cancer, according to researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Portsmouth.
The scientists are developing a programme for testing plant extracts for the ability to stop cells from ovarian tumours growing. In initial tests, several plant extracts killed the tumour samples, taken from cancer patients.
University of Leicester Professor Chairs major new guideline from NICE on the treatment of high blood pressure.
The way blood pressure is diagnosed and treated is set to be revolutionised following new guidelines for the medical profession issued by NICE and developed in conjunction with the British Hypertension Society (BHS).
At Benenden Hospital's recent annual Hospital Prize Giving Ceremony, Brenda Adams, 59, from Tenterden was recognised for her long standing employment and service to the independent charity.
The ceremony celebrates the commitment, dedication and achievements of employees in everything from first aid, requirements for electrical installation certification and NVQ Business & Administration .
On Friday 1st July, Benenden Hospital hosted an innovative bilateral knee replacement operation. The Signature procedure is quite rare and there has only been in the region of 500 operations using this implant in the UK.
Sally Gunnell OBE is the greatest female athlete this country has ever produced and the only woman in history to have ever concurrently held all four major championship gold medals - Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European as well as the World record. As an energetic mother of three, Sally is always keen to draw on her wealth of knowledge and experience to help inspire and encourage families to get active and healthy.
Most babies are eating food that is older than they are, according to Annabel Karmel MBE, author of the UK's best-selling book "The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner", now into its 20th Anniversary edition.
Annabel is keenly campaigning for supermarkets to include fridges in their baby aisles to give parents the option of selecting fresh, chilled food products for their offspring, instead of being presented only with an array of long-life "jarred" foods.
To kick off BBC Three's Bringing Up Britain season, Cherry Healey (Cherry Goes Dating, Cherry Gets Married) presents a revealing and compelling documentary that explores both sides of the breastfeeding debate.