Living close to the sea can be beneficial to your mental health

Researchers from the University of Exeter used survey data from nearly 26,000 respondents in their analysis, which marks one of the most detailed investigations ever into the well-being effects of being beside the sea. After taking other related factors into account, the study revealed that living in large towns and cities near to England’s coastline […]

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Two hours a week spent outdoors in nature linked with better health, finds study

The health benefits of being out in nature have been well-documented and will seem common sense to many of us, but until now no one has quantified exactly how much time might be beneficial. The magic number emerged from analysis of a survey of 20,000 people in England, who reported how long they spent in […]

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Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study

  Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research. The risk of dementia was reduced by 32% in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to […]

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Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals study

Seeing the same doctor doesn’t just give you the comfort of a familiar face – it might save your life. Denis Pereira Gray of St Leonard’s Medical Practice and colleagues at the University of Exeter, UK analysed the results of 22 studies from nine countries which had quite different cultures and healthcare systems. Eighteen of […]

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Being kind to yourself can help boost your mental and physical health

Previous studies have shown that this threat response damages the immune system. Researchers believe the ability to switch off this response may lower the risk of disease. Taking time to think kind thoughts about yourself and loved ones has psychological and physical benefits, new research suggests. In the study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological […]

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Researchers find genetic link between diabetes and erectile dysfunction

The risk of developing erectile dysfunction (ED) is two to three times higher in people with type-2 diabetes than in those without the condition, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (USA). So far, the evidence supporting the link between type-2 diabetes and ED has only been observational, meaning that researchers could not establish […]

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Stroke patients at a higher risk of developing dementia, finds study

The findings from the largest ever study on the relationship between stroke and dementia risk have just been reported. The study shows that stroke patients experience a two-fold increased risk of developing dementia in later life. Whilst previous studies have shown the link between stroke and dementia, they were not able to quantify the percentage […]

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