Vacation and Meditation Impact GenesBoth a meditation retreat, and simply relaxing in the same locale, are found to improve stress levels, immunity and other cellular markers.
The "vacation effect" has more long-term benefits than it usually gets credit for. Most people realize how good it feels to get away from the daily grind, the ongoing stress ...More »
A Killer EmotionThe risk of heart attack is 8.5-times higher in the two hours following a burst of intense anger.
Previously, studies suggest a contributory role of the neural circuitry that drives anger, anxiety, and depression to raise the risks of cardiovascular events. Thomas Buckley, from Royal North Shore Hospital ...More »
Are Stem Cells The Future Of Medicine?Physicians still have much to learn about how to more effectively utilize stem cells in their practice for the benefit of their patients.
In general, physicians and patients alike believe that stem cells are the future of medicine. According to Roger Pedersen, Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Director of the Anne McLaren Laboratory ...More »
Exercise App Reduces Urinary LeakageIncontinence while coughing and jumping is common in women. Self-administered treatment via a mobile app reduced number of leakages and improved quality of life
A research project named eContinence,Tät.nu in Swedish, that was published in Neurology and Urodynamics, has the aim of developing, evaluating, and implementing treatment programs for urinary incontinence ...More »
Inflammation Turns Mitochondria into Toxin ProducersNew research shows that during inflammation, macrophages convert mitochondria to toxic compound producers that further amplify inflammation.
Controlling inflammation can have huge implications when it comes to the treatment of numerous diseases. Efforts to understand and control inflammation are complex and ongoing. Interestingly, breaking research discovered how ...More »
Combat Flu NaturallyCombination of echinacea herb and root extract with elderberry may be as effective as prescription flu medication.
Seasonal influenza ("the flu") is a viral illness with symptoms that can include fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, and headache. Life-threatening complications, such as bacterial pneumonia, dehydration, and worsening ...More »
Smoking Damages DNACigarette smoking can leave a permanent imprint on DNA, altering more than 7,000 genes.
In yet another study on the harmful biologic effects of tobacco, there is a new concern for smokers and non-smokers alike. Cigarette smoking can alter thousands of genes through the ...More »
Lentils Lend LongevityIn countries with low selenium consumption, lentils may be an affordable and accessible food to supplement the mineral.
It is estimated that one billion people globally suffer from selenium deficiency due to low dietary intake in countries where soil selenium levels are low. A legume that is low ...More »
Alzheimer's Rate Stemmed in Rich CountriesRecent data suggests that at least in richer countries, the rate of new cases has slowed or even reversed, a possible result of quality of life improvements.
There have been fears about an explosion of Alzheimer's Disease across the globe. However, recent data has found that in the richer countries the numbers do continue to grow ...More »
Adequate Antixoxidants for Anti-AgingSupplementation of antioxidant vitamins and minerals may exert beneficial cardiometabolic effects, among men.
A long-term study reaffirms the effects of antioxidants for health and aging. Karen Assmann, from Universite Paris (France), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 3,726 men and women enrolled ...More »
Implant Improves Breast Cancer SurvivalScientists have developed an implant capable of acting as an early warning system for metastatic tumors.
As reported in Cancer Research, a small implantable scaffold device underneath the skin can catch cancer cells, slowing the development of metastatic tumors in organs, and permit time to intervene ...More »
Bit of Activity Boosts HealthA small amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity weekly may reduce the risks of death by as much as 22%, among older men and women.
While the health and longevity benefits of 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous physical activity re well established, many of us fail to reach this target. David Hupin ...More »
Clues to 'Super Agers' Youthful MemoriesNew research has found that certain key areas of "super-agers" brains resemble those of people much younger.
The decline of memory skills in most people is reluctantly viewed as a natural part of aging, but some people age much more slowly than others. With normal aging, shrinkage ...More »
Cocoa for Cardiovascular HealthCocoa flavanols help to lower blood pressure and increase blood vessel function, among healthy adults.
European Union Consortium researchers report two studies that suggest that consuming cocoa flavanols – plant-derived bioactives from the cacao bean – may help to improve cardiovascular function and lessen the burden on ...More »
How Safe is Your Cell Phone?There is a growing body of scientific evidence that wireless microwave radiation is potentially harmful to human health, including damage to DNA.
The design is sleek; the technology impressive; the camera stunning; the sound awesome. And this digital device is even more high-powered – if only it were safe.
And big news, there ...More »
Poor, Inadequate, or Too Much Sleep Linked to AtherosclerosisPeople who suffer from sleep problems are significantly more likely to have high levels of calcium in their coronary arteries.
New research has found that people who don’t get enough sleep, get too much sleep, or who have poor quality sleep have increased levels of calcium in their coronary ...More »
Leafy Greens Could Enhance Sports EnduranceRecent study has found that nitrate supplementation combined with sprint interval training in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance.
Nitrate supplements have ignited a new conversation about nitrate-rich foods like spinach, arugula, and other vegetables, as being important for muscle endurance during exercising. A previous study has suggested that ...More »
Environment Health Linked to Human HealthPublic health implications of climate change.
Researchers from Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness (New York, USA) and the University of Washington (Washington, USA) reveal how climate change impacts human health – with particular impact ...More »
Progesterone May Ease InfluenzaProgesterone may protect women from the worst effects of the flu and, in an unexpected finding, help damaged lung cells to heal more quickly.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered that sex hormones have an effect that extends far beyond the reproductive system; progesterone may eventually be a ...More »
Herbs & Spices for Heart HealthRich in antioxidants, herbs and spices may reduce blood triglycerides and post-meal insulin levels.
Flavorful additions that accent vegetables, fish, and meats, herbs and spices may also help improve blood biomarkers related to heart health. Sheila G. West, PhD, from The Pennsylvania State University ...More »
Longevity Secret of Italy's 100 Club VillageScientists determine that low levels of a particular hormone explains why a small village in southern Italy has an unusual number of centenarians.
Researchers from Rome's Sapienza University and the San Diego School of Medicine spent six months studying the residents of Acciaroli in order to determine why there is such a ...More »
Childhood Stress Linked to Later Health IssuesPsychological distress in childhood may associate with a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes later in life.
A 45-year-long study of nearly 7,000 people has found that psychological distress in childhood is associated with a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes in adulthood. Ashley Winning ...More »
Guarana Antioxidants Surpass Green TeaResearch divulges the potential of guarana in preventing cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, premature aging and inflammation, among other conditions.
Guarana is considered to be a stimulant largely because of the caffeine content, but clinical trial research is suggesting some health benefits as well. Research conducted at the University of ...More »
Take Action Against InactivityThe lack of physical activity plaguing America raises clinical, public health and fiscal challenges for the nation.
The statistics of physical inactivity in the U.S. are staggering: according to Healthy People 2020, approximately 36% of adults do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity. Men and ...More »
Sixth Taste DiscoveredResearchers have discovered a sixth taste, which may explain why people love carbs.
Scientists are looking at a sixth sense humans have, based on their love for foods rich in carbohydrates. The new taste sense could lead to the discovery of a new ...More »
Sleep Well to Live WellLack of sleep raises the risk of making poor lifestyle choices.
Sleep is an anti-aging essential, as achieving quality restful sleep helps us to perform better both mentally and physically. Alice Jessie Clark from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and colleagues ...More »
Major Hurdle Cleared in the Fight for LongevityResearchers have identified six new groups of molecules that may be the key to delayed aging.
The aging process and its debilitating effects on both body and mind seem to be unavoidable. For centuries, humans have dreamed of defying old age with tales of the mythical ...More »
Purpose in Life Reduces Stroke RiskLiving a life with meaning in direction may reduce a person’s risk of stroke.
Previously, a number of studies suggest that having a purpose in life - the sense that life has meaning and direction – may reduce a number of adverse health effects. Lei Yu ...More »
Go Nuts to Beat InflammationConsuming nuts five times per week may reduce inflammation, a condition that contributes to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and many other disorders.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have discovered that eating more nuts correlates to lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers, which are certain telltale proteins. The team performed a data ...More »
Weighty Concerns for CancerObesity raises the risks of a weight-related cancer by 40%, among women.
Cancer Research UK warns that obesity puts a woman at 40% increased risk of developing at least seven types of cancer – including bowel, post-menopausal breast, gallbladder, womb, kidney, pancreatic and ...More »
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Major Hurdle Cleared in the Fight for Longevity
Researchers have identified six new groups of molecules that may be the key to delayed aging.Read the full article »
Go Nuts to Beat Inflammation
Consuming nuts five times per week may reduce inflammation, a condition that contributes to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and many other disorders.Read the full article »
9 Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and 9 Natural Remedies
Adrenal fatigue is not just a disorder that high-end athletes get. Anybody with an overly stressful life and prolonged tiredness that lasts from morning until night could be suffering from adrenal fatigue.Read the full article »
Nanorobots Target Cancerous Tumors
Researchers effectively use swarms of nanorobots as drug delivery system against active cancerous cells of tumors.Read the full article »
Does Burned Food Really Give You Cancer?
Do you hesitate to eat a plate of barbecued food that has been blackened, because of the common belief that burned food could possibly cause cancer?Read the full article »
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