Personality traits linked with memory problems, study suggests

Research from the US suggests that people who are organised and have self-discipline may be less likely to develop mild memory and thinking problems while those who are moodier may be at increased risk. The publication, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, published the findings today (Monday 11 April). READ MORE

Early TV Game Shows

If your family were lucky enough to have a television set in the 1950’s and 1960’s then these early game shows were ‘must sees’. Reflecting a different time and culture in our recent past with stereotypical line-ups and not so innocent innuendos, game shows and quizzes made compelling viewing. How many of these do you […]

Type 2 Diabetes Clinic with Dr Sarah Jarvis

Dr Sarah Jarvis answers your questions on managing Type 2 Diabetes.  Thank you to everyone who sent questions for Dr Jarvis to answer. In this session we covered most of your questions including: Types of medication for Type 2 Diabetes Hypos, and how to avoid and treat them How and when to check your blood […]

Alzheimer’s and Circadian Rhythms: New Findings

The brain’s ability to clear a protein closely linked to Alzheimer’s disease is tied to our circadian cycle, according to research published today in PLOS Genetics. The research underscores the importance of healthy sleep habits in preventing the protein Amyloid-Beta 42 (AB42) from forming clumps in the brain, and opens a path to potential Alzheimer’s therapies. […]

Seventy photos for 70 years of the Queen’s record-breaking reign

The monarch’s Platinum Jubilee is on February 6, with national celebrations set for June. Seventy photos marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne have been compiled to celebrate the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee. With an image of Elizabeth II from every full year of her reign, the pictures show the Queen through the decades – […]

5 of our favourite all-time comedy double acts

A double act or comedy duo is a form of comedy originating in the British music hall tradition and American vaudeville. Here are 5 of our favourites: Laurel and Hardy Laurel and Hardy were a comedy duo act during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Englishman Stan Laurel and American Oliver Hardy became […]

1966: Much more than just the World Cup!

With football mania all around us and the hope that England can ‘bring it home’ at the European Cup finals on Sunday, we take a nostalgic look back 55 years to 1966 to when England last triumphed in a major soccer tournament and Chris Farlowe topped the UK singles chart. Chris Farlowe, the singer who […]

Anthems from the Summer of Love: 1967

Fifty-four years ago, the so-called Summer of Love kicked off with one of the world’s first outdoor rock music festivals held in Monterey, California. Those who played included The Who, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding. Here are just a few of our favourite Summer of Love anthems which we […]

10 ways you can reduce stroke risk

While thinking about your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases may be daunting, it is important to know how to monitor the underlying causes and make simple lifestyle changes to live a happier, longer, and healthier life. High blood pressure (hypertension) causes your heart to work harder to pump blood, which increases your risk of cardiovascular […]