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Even Low-Intensity Physical Activity Linked to Reduced Mortality Risk in Men

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

New research states doing light exercise for even a short time helps lower mortality risk significantly in senior men. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC for short) advises adults who are over 65 years to do moderate-intensity aerobic exercise for 150 minutes or more every week, and one bout of exercise should be […]

Running Might Safeguard Against Impact of Chronic Stress on Memory

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Stress has a negative effect on physical as well as mental health. This is something that research has proved many times. Chronic stress significantly affects memory, but a new study shows there’s a simple way to safeguard ourselves against this damage. The area of the brain that’s responsible for learning and memory is the hippocampus. […]

Low Levels of Sodium in Blood Might Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Low levels of sodium in blood are associated with cognitive impairment in older men who are otherwise healthy, according to a new study. Based on this finding, the researchers suggest dealing with low levels of sodium might help halt cognitive decline related to aging. When the levels of sodium in the blood are less than […]

New Research Investigates the Affect of Crash Diet on Heart Function

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Losing weight is tough and to overcome the challenge many people resort to crash diets, which have a very low calorie count. A new research examines the effect of such diets on heart function. The researchers state heart health should be closely monitored in people who adhere to a crash diet if they have a […]

Sleep Deprivation Affects Working Memory of Women

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

What happens when you have had a poor night’s sleep? Brain fatigue, right? Well, we have long accepted it as a natural side effect of bad sleep. However, sleep deprivation doesn’t affect men and women equally. A new study analyzing how lack of sleep affects working memory shows women come out worse. Working memory is […]

Low-Carb Diets Increase Birth Defects Risk

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Adhering to a low-carb diet while pregnant might be far from a good idea. According to new research, women who follow such a diet during pregnancy are 30 percent more likely to give birth to offspring with neural tube defects (or NTDs for short), which affect the spinal cord, spine, and brain. Decades of research […]

Turmeric Is Good For Memory & Mood

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

If you like Indian food, now you have all the more reason to have it frequently and if you haven’t eaten Indian food ever, you should strongly think of adding it to your diet. A new study shows that a turmeric compound might help improve memory and mood in elderly. This, however, is not the […]

The MIND Diet Slows Cognitive Decline In Stroke Survivors

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

The MIND diet combines elements of two diets: the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. Previous studies have linked adherence to the MIND diet with lower risk of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia which affects millions of people worldwide. Now a new study shows that the MIND diet slows down cognitive decline in […]

Bikram Yoga Improves Vascular Health, But Temperature Is Not Important

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Bikram yoga is served hot. However, a new study finds that as far as benefits to vascular health are concerned, the temperature at which Bikram Yoga is done is inconsequential. You get the same heart health benefits whether you do it in a hot room or at a room temperature. Bikram yoga is named after […]

Anti-aging Proteins Might Help in Treatment of Diabetes & Obesity

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Proteins in the Klotho family play an important role in aging process, and scientists focusing on understanding the whole aging process have long been interested in this family of proteins. A new study looks at how Klotho proteins slow aging process and how these findings might help develop better treatments for diabetes, certain cancers, obesity, […]

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