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Obesity leads to premature aging, new study shows

Globally, an estimated 1.9 billion adults and 380 million children are overweight or obese. According to the World Health Organization, more people are dying from...

Mid-life weight gain linked to faster decline in lung function in older age

In a new study, researchers found that mid-life weight gain is linked to an acceleration in the natural decline in lung capacity that comes...

Risk factors and treatments of sleep apnea everyone should know

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which people’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts. When left untreated, the disease may increase the risk of...

The FODMAP diet is everywhere, but researchers warn it’s not for weight loss

The FODMAP diet is used to help manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but it’s becoming more popular. Now bloggers and so-called health gurus have jumped...

Why poor sleep may increase heart disease risk in women

In a new study, researchers found that women who sleep poorly tend to overeat and consume a lower-quality diet. The findings provide new insight into...

Keeping fit: how to do the right exercise for your age

The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and...

Olive oil in this diet may delay aging, extend lifespan

In a new study, researchers discovered a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases. They discovered that olive oil in the Mediterranean diet...

Late fall may be best time of year to try to conceive

In a new study, researchers found that couples conceive quicker in late fall and early winter, especially in southern states. It is the first-of-its-kind that...

Fat around your arteries may actually keep them healthy

In a new study, researchers found that the fat around our arteries may play an important role in keeping those blood vessels healthy. The finding...

This study shows a cause of high blood pressure in people with sleep apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) affects an estimated 22 million Americans. In addition to sleep problems, the condition can cause other health issues, including high blood...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
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...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...