New drugs could reduce heart disease and diabetes

A recent study shows that new drugs that lower levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in blood could further reduce the risk of...
Why we struggle to get good night's sleep as we get older

Why we struggle to get good night’s sleep as we get older

New research has identified the way age impairs the ability of the circadian clock in mammals to re-set itself when exposed to light, resulting...

Lowering your blood pressure may prevent mild cognitive impairment, dementia

Lowering one’s blood pressure is beneficial not only for the heart, but also for the mind. For the first time, researchers have proved that lowering...
7 things you can do to have a healthier body

7 things you can do to have a healthier body

Many people in middle age are in fair or poor health leading to chronic health conditions, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and type...
How to reduce your likelihood of developing cancer

How to reduce your likelihood of developing cancer

There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle. Some factors, like age, cannot be controlled, so...

Intermittent fasting is no better than conventional dieting for weight loss, new study finds

With a global diet industry worth US$168.95 billion, it’s clear the world is obsessed with weight loss. But what’s the best diet for losing weight...

A new therapy to fight aggressive and resistant prostate cancers

In a new study, researchers report a new combined therapy to fight the most aggressive and resistant prostate cancers. The study was conducted by Prostate...
5 ways to keep your teeth cavity-free

5 ways to keep your teeth cavity-free

Sweet foods and drinks are hard to avoid around the holiday season, but it’s not only our general health that suffers. These treats also have...

Scientists find our brain has two clocks to predict the future

That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when you tap your toes even before...
Cooking heat may hold clues to heart disease

Cooking heat may hold clues to heart disease

Food cooked at high heat may carry toxic chemicals that raise the risk of heart disease, researchers have warned. Cooking at a lower heat could...

These 4 things may raise your heart attack and stroke risk

Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in healthy people are linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and...
Why we shouldn't like coffee, but we do

Why we shouldn’t like coffee, but we do

Why do we like the bitter taste of coffee? Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the body from harmful substances. By evolutionary logic,...

1 hour of weight lifting a week may cut your heart attack risk

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70%, according...
Intermittent fasting could benefit obese women

Intermittent fasting could benefit obese women

Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following...
Gray hair linked to immune system activity and viral infection

Gray hair linked to immune system activity and viral infection

In a recent study, researchers examined that why some people’s hair may turn gray in response to a serious illness or chronic stress. Researchers at...

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