Damage was progressively reduced as the thickness of applied sunscreen increased. Photograph: iStock

Sunscreen that is spread on the skin too thinly may provide less than half the expected degree of protection, a study has shown. Scientists analysed (...)

Diets high in carbohydrates were associated with a 28 per cent greater risk of death. Photograph: IStock

Dramatically cutting your intake of dietary saturated fat is not recommended for good health and can even shorten your life, an international study ha(...)

A similar association was seen between waist size and aggressive prostate cancer, according to researchers at Oxford university. Photograph: Getty Images

Tall men have a significantly heightened risk of dying from aggressive prostate cancer, new research has shown. Every extra 10cm (3.9in) in a man’s h(...)