An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals study

The average person eats many more calories than they did 50 years ago, equivalent to an extra fast-food burger meal every day, which is having devastating results for our brains and waistlines, an ANU health expert warns

An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals studyProfessor Nicolas Cherbuin, the lead author of new research published in Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, said brain health can decline much earlier in life than previously thought due, in large part, to a society that promotes unhealthy lifestyle choices. “People are eating away at their brain with a really bad fast-food diet and little-to-no exercise,” said […]

Ways to protect your brain from developing free radicals

Worried that free radicals will get into your brain and cause illnesses? Here are some surefire ways to avoid them

Ways to protect your brain from developing free radicalsWhen one pictures ageing, there are almost always two scenarios that play out. One is where you start getting wrinkly and basically “old,” scared of being dependent on others but really needs it, while there are those that picture it by living “in the moment” until the very end, staying healthy and youthful even as […]

#YogaDay2019: Yoga keeps the mind and body young, reveal 22 clinical trials

People who practice yoga often share anecdotes regarding its beneficial effect on their mental and physical health. Intrigued by such reports, some scientists set out to verify whether the benefits are real

#YogaDay2019: Yoga keeps the mind and body young, reveal 22 clinical trialsYoga refers to a series of mind-body practices that originate in Hindu tradition. However, they are growing in popularity across the world as an alternative well-being practice. A review analysing the results of 22 randomised clinical trials has found that yoga practice can improve many aspects of physical and mental health among older adults. Some […]

Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50%, reveals study

A large study concludes that atrial fibrillation does, indeed, raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not have a stroke and that anticoagulants may reduce this risk

Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50%, reveals studyAtrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly. More specifically, the atria of the heart — the chambers that receive blood and pump it out to the heart’s ventricles and the rest of the body — beat at an irregular rhythm. Previous research has shown that people with A-fib have a […]

Study reveals: Snoring, breathing problems during sleep may make people age faster

A new study shows that snoring may be a sign of a health problem that makes people age faster by hundreds of days. The bad effects of poor sleep could negatively affect the body, particularly how a person thinks or makes decisions the next day

Study reveals: Snoring, breathing problems during sleep may make people age fasterSnoring may be one of the most annoying things to hear at night. It can be your father, brother, sister a friend during a night out or you yourself. But aside from the noise, there is another reason to try to avoid snoring. A new study, published in the journal Sleep, shows that sleep-disordered breathing, […]

#WorldBicycleDay: Cycling can slow down ageing and keep your immune system young

The findings, outlined in two papers in the journal Aging Cell, showed that the cyclists preserved muscle mass and strength with age while maintaining stable levels of body fat and cholesterol. In men, testosterone levels remained high

#WorldBicycleDay: Cycling can slow down ageing and keep your immune system youngCycling can hold back the effects of ageing and rejuvenate the immune system, a study has found. Scientists carried out tests on 125 amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79 and compared them with healthy adults from a wide age group who did not exercise regularly. More surprisingly, the anti-ageing effects of cycling appeared to extend […]

Seniors who feel their life has purpose may live longer, finds study

Seniors who feel their life has purpose may be less likely to die from heart, circulatory and digestive diseases and more likely to live longer, new data suggest

Seniors who feel their life has purpose may live longer, finds studyIn a study that followed nearly 7,000 people over age 50 for more than a decade, researchers determined that people were more likely to die at a younger age if they felt their lives had little purpose, according to the report published in JAMA Network Open. “We found a strong association between life purpose and […]

Exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines cause direct damage to lung cells

In a unique, innovative experiment, researchers under the leadership of the University of Bern have investigated the effect of exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines on human lung cells

Exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines cause direct damage to lung cellsThe cells reacted most strongly to particles emitted during ground idling. It was also shown that the cytotoxic effect is only to some extent comparable to that of particles from gasoline and diesel engines. Now, in addition to already investigated particle sources like emissions from heating systems, industry and road traffic, aircraft turbine engine particle […]

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk ‘by almost half’ in people under 75

Sticking to a plant-rich diet that can reduce high blood pressure may also lower the risk of heart failure in people under the age of 75

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk ‘by almost half’ in people under 75This was the conclusion of a study that a team at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, led to assess the impact of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan on heart failure. They report their findings in a paper that now features in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The […]

Deep forehead wrinkles linked with increased risk of heart disease

According to research presented in Munich today at the ESC Congress 2018, the annual conference of the European Society of Cardiology, people who have lots of deep forehead wrinkles, more than is typical for their age, may have a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease

Deep forehead wrinkles linked with increased risk of heart diseaseAre wrinkles just an inevitable consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister? Assessing brow wrinkles could be an easy, low-cost way to identify people in a high-risk category for cardiovascular mortality (CVD). “You can’t see or feel risk factors like high cholesterol or hypertension,” says study author Yolande Esquirol, associate professor of […]
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