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We love “the beautiful game.” Exciting times are here again. The 2018 World Cup in Russia brings the best teams and players from around the...
Early birds are less prone to depression than night owls

Early birds are less prone to depression than night owls

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new...
Body weight could affect menopause age

Body weight could affect menopause age

Being underweight or overweight could affect the age at which women experience menopause, a University of Queensland study has found. School of Public Health researcher...
Having a religion may help you live 4 years longer

Having a religion may help you live 4 years longer

A new nationwide study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to...
Why people with Parkinson’s disease have sleep problems

Why people with Parkinson’s disease have sleep problems

A team of researchers at VIB and KU Leuven has uncovered why people with a hereditary form of Parkinson's disease suffer from sleep disturbances. The...
Mindfulness may ease pain from social rejection

Mindfulness may ease pain from social rejection

People who have greater levels of mindfulness—or the tendency to maintain attention on and awareness of the present moment—are better able to cope with...
Heart disease sufferers don’t exercise enough

Heart disease sufferers don’t exercise enough

Evidence shows that people with existing heart problems or who are at risk of developing them, are ignoring medical advice and not taking enough...

Talk to your doctor—no health topic is too sensitive to discuss

Discussing potentially embarrassing symptoms with your doctor may be the only way to get the treatment you need We humans seem to have a nearly...
Why we all need to be proactive about our bowels

Why we all need to be proactive about our bowels

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a mounting burden on health-care systems globally. A 2012 study found that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (two types of...
Sleep less or more than 7 hours may age your heart

Sleep less or more than 7 hours may age your heart

Preliminary results from a new study show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per...

Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer's disease. In particular, a new study from...
Physical activity helps fight genetic risk of heart disease

Physical activity helps fight genetic risk of heart disease

Keeping fit, even if you're born with a high genetic risk for heart disease, still works to keep your heart healthy, according to a...
Strength exercise as vital as aerobic exercise

Strength exercise as vital as aerobic exercise

Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University...
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Older dads have ‘geekier’ sons

New King’s College London research suggests that sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests and less concerned about fitting...
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When I’m sixty-four: Self-perceptions of aging

In the 1960s, the Beatles sang about wondering whether their true love would still love them as they grew older—after they've lost their hair...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
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If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
Itching for no reason Immune system may be at fault

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People who suffer itching with no clear cause may have previously unrecognized immune system defects. In a small study of such patients, researchers from the...
Is chronic disease an unavoidable consequence of aging

Is chronic disease an unavoidable consequence of aging?

By the year 2050, the global population of adults aged 60 and over is projected to more than double from roughly 841 million to...
Exercise could slow brain aging by 10 years for older people

Exercise could slow brain aging by 10 years for older people

Exercise in older people is associated with a slower rate of decline in thinking skills that occurs with aging. People who reported light to no...