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Behind the Headlines

Your guide to the science that makes the news

Modified protein promotes hair growth and fights ageing in mice

"Scientists create a chemical that can restore hair and give youthful energy," the Daily Mail reports; but these effects have only been achieved in mice. A modified protein called FOXO4-DRI...
4 hours 29 min ago

Moderate drinking may reduce heart disease risk

"A daily pint or glass of wine can slash the chances of a suffering heart attack by a third," reports The Sun. Researchers found that people who drank alcohol within moderate drinking...
1 day 4 hours ago

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks 'may be a risky cocktail'

"Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could be a risky combination, leading to a greater risk of accidents and injuries," BBC News report. A review of evidence found a number of potential...
1 day 5 hours ago

The pill provides 'lifelong protection against some cancers'

"The pill can protect women from cancer for 30 years," is the front page headline in the Daily Mirror. The paper reports on a landmark study that followed more than 46,000 women in the UK...
2 days 5 hours ago

Overweight young men 'more likely to get severe liver disease'

"Men who are overweight in their late teens have a higher risk of developing liver cancer in later life, new research suggests," reports ITV News. Swedish researchers also found a link to...
3 days 5 hours ago