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Scientists discover why we need sleep

Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team...

10 minutes less sitting and lying everyday may help prevent heart disease, diabetes

In a new study, researchers found that even a short reduction in daily time spent in lying or sitting could have several cardio-metabolic health...

Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain, study shows

In a new study, researchers confirmed a link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke that occurs under the membrane...

This healthy diet may counter the harmful effects of obesity

In a new study, researchers found a healthy quality Mediterranean-like diet could change the link between obesity and heart-disease-related death. The research was conducted by...

How your shoes may cause weaker muscles, according to Harvard research

The toe of most shoes, especially sneakers, bends ever so slightly upward. In a new study, researchers found while that curve, called a toe spring,...

Scientists find why intermittent fasting can boost your health

When it comes to metabolic health, it's not just what you eat, it's when you eat it. Studies have shown that one effective means of...

Moderate alcohol drinking may protect cognitive function in older people, this study shows

In a new study, researchers found low-to-moderate alcohol drinking may be linked to better cognition in middle-aged and older adults. The research was conducted by...

How vitamin E may injure vapers’ lungs

E-cigarette, or vaping, associated lung injury has sickened thousands of people, most under the age of 35. Studies have linked vitamin E acetate, an oily...

Why people with obesity and diabetes more likely to have severe COVID-19

In a new review study, researchers found that COVID-19 works with bacteria to increase disease severity in obesity and diabetes. The combined effects of the...

Why ultra-processed foods are really bad for your health

Humans (and our ancestors) have been processing food for at least 1.8 million years. Roasting, drying, grinding and other techniques made food more nutritious,...

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