Challenging Work Yields Cognitive GainsWhat types of work activities may protect against aging-related memory and thinking declines?
A career featuring mentally challenging activities may help protect your brain. Francisca S. Then, from the University of Leipzig (Germany), and colleagues studied data collected on 1,054 men and ...More »
“E”ssential Vitamin for Brain HealthVitamin E maintains levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the brain (zebrafish model).
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, retina, and other key parts of the central nervous system ...More »
Vigorously VitalVigorous physical activity is key to reduce the risk of premature death, among middle-aged and older men and women.
Whereas the World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends for adults to complete at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week, many of us ...More »
Clue to Cancer in Cellular PowerhousesAs many as 30% of all cancers employ mitochondria, the powerhouses inside cells, to create an environment that is conducive to tumor growth.
Mitochondria are organelles inside human cells, and are responsible for generating the energy that the cells need to conduct their work. David F. Kashatus, from University of Virginia School of ...More »
Saturated Fats Linked to Heart DamageSaturated fatty acids have been found to directly induce the death of cardiac muscle cells.
Research has shown that saturated fats can directly induce cell death in heart muscle cells (cardiomyoctes). Dr. Nicolas Bousette and colleagues from the Montreal Heart Institute in Canada investigated the ...More »
Optimistic Outlook Linked to LongevitySeniors who have an optimistic outlook on life have been found to live longer than their more pessimistic peers.
New research has shown that “future-oriented optimism” is associated with increased longevity in older seniors. Dr. John Niklasson, a consulting geriatrician at Umeå University in Sweden, and colleagues followed 646 ...More »
Peanuts Promote Heart HealthConsumption of peanuts may decrease a person’s risks of dying from a heart attack.
Previously, a number of studies suggest cardiac and metabolic effects of consuming tree nuts – almonds, cashews, pecans, and macadamia nuts. Hung Luu, from Vanderbilt University (Tennessee, USA), and colleagues completed ...More »
A Nose for Living LongerFailing to be able to detect odors may raise a person’s risk of death.
The ability to accurately identify smells may impact how long you may life. Davangere Devanand, from Columbia University (New York, USA), and colleagues enrolled 1,169 men and women, ages ...More »
Fine and Ultrafine Particles Impair Heart FunctionExposure to ultrafine particles, e.g. from air pollution in dense road traffic, leads to an almost immediate change in heart rate variability.
Researchers investigating air pollution have found that inhalation of “ultrafine particles” has an almost immediate effect on heart rate variability – the ability of an individual's cardiovascular system to adapt ...More »
Carcinogens in a CanCola drinkers are exposed to a chemical formed during the manufacture of caramel color that may be a cancer-causing agent.
4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) has been recently suggested to be a potential human carcinogen. The chemical is formed during the manufacture of some kinds of caramel color, thus is present in cola ...More »
Dark Chocolate for Athletic Performance BoostNew study shows daily consumption of chocolate may give athletes an extra edge in their fitness training. More »
Futuristic Brain Probe Controls NeuronsUltra-thin, minimally invasive device capable of controlling brain cells with drugs and light.
Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine (Missouri, USA), and University of Illinois (Illinois, USA), created a remote controlled, next-generation tissue implant that allows neuroscientists to inject drugs and ...More »
Immune System Mystery for Type 1 Diabetes is SolvedScientists have finally identified the molecule attacked by the immune system in those with Type 1 diabetes, solving a decades-old medical mystery.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that develops when the body is unable to produce insulin. The body's defense system that usually protects against infections attacks and destroys ...More »
Two Good FatsAlpha-linoleic acid (ALA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, among older men and women.
Some fats can indeed be good for you. Published data suggests that a high intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), which can promote healthy cholesterol levels, may reduce the risk ...More »
Cinnamon Compound Curtails CancerCinnameldehyde may be an effective inhibitor of colorectal cancer, in a lab animal model.
The second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, colorectal cancer is a progressive disease generally with poor prognosis. Consequently, scientists are exploring approaches that may prevent the disease ...More »
1 Action Raises 3 Cancer RisksSpending more leisure time sitting associates with a higher risk of multiple myeloma, breast and ovarian cancers, among women.
Over the past few decades, time spent sitting has increased due to several factors, including technological advancements, like computers and video games, and changes in transportation. An abundance of published ...More »
Gardeners BewareWhat common gardening equipment provides an ideal environment in which Legionella bacteria breed?
Legionnaire’s Disease is a serious and sometimes fatal form of pneumonia, caused by infection with legionella bacteria via inhaled water droplets. Jacquie Thomas, from The University of New South ...More »
For Longevity, Lessen LonelinessBeing a “lone wolf” may threaten how long you might live.
A number of previous studies suggest health promoting effects of social connectedness. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, from Brigham Young University (Utah, USA), and colleagues completed a meta-analysis involving published studies on loneliness ...More »
Cranberry Juice Confers Cardiac BenefitsA glass of cranberry juice every day helps to improve blood pressure, triglycerides, C-reactive protein, and glucose.
Abundant in proanthocyanidins – a potent antioxidant compound, cranberries are also a good source of vitamins C and E. Janet A Novotny, from the US Agricultural Research Service of the Department ...More »
A Stealth Sleep ThiefChronic pain can cause a 42 minute sleep debt, and acute pain can cause people to lose 14 minutes a night.
The National Sleep Foundation’s “2015 Sleep in America® Poll” reports that pain joins two related concerns – stress and poor health – as key correlates of shorter sleep durations and worse ...More »
Blackcurrants Benefit the BrainNew Zealand blackcurrants may help manage aging-related declines in memory accuracy, attention, and mood.
New Zealand blackcurrants are abundant in anthocyanins – plant antioxidants that have been shown by previous studies to improve cardiovascular parameters. Arjan Scheepens, from Plant & Food Research (New Zealand), and colleagues ...More »
Potent Value of PreventionHalf of heart disease deaths may be due to preventable factors, among US adults ages 45 to 79 years.
Although the death toll has steadily declined over the past 30 years due to prevention and treatment measures, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States ...More »
Cardio Effects of Garlic ElucidatedAllicin exerts cardiovascular effects via the gut, where the compound prevents metabolism of certain amino acids into trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO).
Allicin is released from garlic when it is crushed or chopped - when the mechanical processing breaks down the compound diallyl sulphide. National Taiwan University (Taiwan) researchers employed an animal model ...More »
Lessons from the Long-Lived LemurDuke University (US) researchers explore longevity via these ancient relatives of monkeys, apes and humans.
For millions of years, lemurs, the ancient relatives of monkeys, apes and humans, have evolved in isolation on the island of Madagascar. The Duke Lemur Center (Duke University; North Carolina ...More »
Genetic Cost of Lost SleepThe genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing just a single night of sleep.
Previous studies report that metabolism is negatively affected by sleep loss, with sleep loss linked to an increased risk of obesity and type-2 diabetes. Jonathan Cedernaes, from Uppsala University (Sweden ...More »
Caffeine Combats StressScientists reveal the molecular mechanism as to how coffee and tea reduce feelings of stress.
Many coffee and tea drinkers claim that drinking these beverages appears to have a calming effect, perhaps as a result of the associated mental break or socialization with others. Manuella ...More »
Avocados Counter CholesterolA good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, fresh avocados are effective at improving the lipid profile.
With previous studies showing a capacity to reduce a person’s risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, fresh avocados are a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids. Enrolling 45 ...More »
Fitness Via the FeetJapanese robot manufacturer devises a machine to measure the fitness levels of elderly people based on how they move their feet.
In cooperation with the University of Tsukuba (Japan), Yasukawa Electric Corp. (Japan) – best known as a leading manufacturer of industrial robots, has devised a machine to measure the fitness levels ...More »
Decrease Cancer Risk by Increasing Vitamin DA new study shows that higher levels of vitamin D - specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D - are associated with a reduced risk of cancer.
Cedric Garland, DrPH, adjunct professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Public Health and member of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, and ...More »
A 2-Minute Anti-Aging ActivityAdd 2 minutes of walking each hour to your routine, to offset the health hazards of sitting for extended periods of time.
Amassing published studies show that sitting for extended periods of time each day leads to increased risk for early death, as well as heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions ...More »
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Genetic Cost of Lost Sleep
The genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing just a single night of sleep.Read the full article »
Decrease Cancer Risk by Increasing Vitamin D
A new study shows that higher levels of vitamin D - specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D - are associated with a reduced risk of cancer.Read the full article »
Testosterone Therapy Beneficial to Men with Heart Disease
New study finds that testosterone supplementation enables a reduction in the risks of major cardiovascular events, such as strokes, heart attacks, and death.Read the full article »
Gut Bacteria May Help Decrease Stroke
According to a new study, certain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke.Read the full article »
Vitamin B3 May Delay Aging
Scientists have enhanced the global antioxidant capacity of cells for the first time, leading to a delay in aging and an increase in longevity.Read the full article »
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