Weekly health news roundup: 27 October 2015


The WHO has officially classified processed meat as carcinogenic.

International health news

Health advice

  • Adopt a Mediterranean diet – cutting back on red meat, cooking with olive oil and eating meals that are rich in vegetables, fish, whole grains and healthy fats may help in slowing down the ageing process.
  • Leave the bottle on the shelf – a month long break from alcohol lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and lowers the risk of developing liver disease.

Country health updates


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