Improving heart health could prevent frailty when you are old

Improving heart health could prevent frailty when you are old

New research has shown that older people with very low heart disease risks also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could reduce brown fat linked to weight loss

ETH Zurich scientists have shown that statins, one of the most commonly prescribed classes of pharmaceuticals, reduce beneficial brown adipose tissue. But this is no...

Healthy diet could help reduce depression symptoms

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms...
Millions of low-risk people with diabetes may test blood sugar too often

Millions of low-risk people with diabetes may test blood sugar too often

For people with Type 2 diabetes, the task of testing their blood sugar with a fingertip prick and a drop of blood on a...
5 things you need to know about fitness trackers

5 things you need to know about fitness trackers

Most modern fitness trackers are electronic devices you wear on your wrist to track steps, overall physical activity, sedentary behavior and sleep. They typically work...

Breakfast and weight loss: What you should know

There is no good evidence to support the idea that eating breakfast promotes weight loss or that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain, finds...

These 7 things means you need a test for liver disease

The health of your liver is rarely top of mind, but it should be in a couple of cases. Specifically, there are two major reasons...

Mind-body exercises may improve cognitive function in older people

Mind-body exercises—especially tai chi and dance mind-body exercise—are beneficial for improving global cognition, cognitive flexibility, working memory, verbal fluency, and learning in older adults. The...
How to find your ideal body weight

How to find your ideal body weight

Obesity and overweight can increase your risk of high blood pressure. In fact, recent research has shown that your blood pressure rises as your body...

Why running could keep you awake at night

You’ve probably heard people say they enjoy running because it lets them switch off. Perhaps you feel that way yourself. Well recent research in mice suggests...
5 things you should know before breast reconstruction

5 things women should know before breast reconstruction

For women with breast cancer, a mastectomy could be a lot to manage for recovery. Furthermore, they have to make a decision about breast reconstruction,...
Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure

Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure

A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother...
Changing your habit is key for weight loss success

Changing your habit is key for weight loss success

Can experts in behavior change help boost weight loss for overweight people? McGill University researchers think so: they report significant results—up to 10% of body-mass...
How to deal with hair loss

How to deal with hair loss

Hair loss is often associated with men and aging, but it can happen to women and children, too. Many people have thinning hair or...
9 super foods for healthy aging

9 super foods for healthy aging

Eating healthy, less of a priority for many in their youthful years, becomes all the more necessary as the risk for heart disease, high...

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