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muscle-mass cardiovascular disease

High muscle mass and low fat mass are associated with low cardiovascular disease mortality

In people with cardiovascular disease, body composition can strongly influence physical health. In a recent study, researchers find that high muscle mass and low fat...
risk factors for prostate cancer

Scientists find risk factors for prostate cancer

Globally prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in men. In 2012, it...
Dementia Alzheimer's Disease

Eating less meat could significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, says study

Currently the rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are rising worldwide. In the US, it is estimated that 3.1 million people have AD. Globally, about...
Brain map

Overweight can age your brain 10 years at middle-age

It is known that overweight has many harmful effects on our health. Such effects include higher risks of stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart...
antidepressants

Living environment can influence the effect of antidepressants

Antidepressants are drugs used to treat major depression and other conditions, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorder, and chronic pain. Currently, the most common...
red hair

Red hair gene variation may increase skin cancer risk, says study

Skin cancer is developed due to growth of abnormal cells in the skin. Skin cancer has several types, and melanomas are the most harmful. Now...
prolonged sitting

Physical activity can eliminate death risk related to prolonged sitting, but not death risk...

Long sitting time has long been found to be associated with increased risk of death. In a seminal 1953 Lancet paper, researchers reported a...
lung cancer

Nanotech can help distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells

Recently, researchers from University of Colorado Boulder developed a new technique to distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells via nanoparticles. The finding is...
Physical activity_swimming

Physical activity can reduce the risks of death and cancer caused by alcohol

Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can cause many health problems. This includes stroke, high blood...
flu cold

Starve a fever, stuff a cold: how we should eat when we are sick

When we have a cold or a fever, our eating habits change. Often we may lose our appetite and eat very little food. However, a...

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These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...