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How to keep your mind active

Being intellectually engaged may benefit the brain. People who engage in personally meaningful activities, such as volunteering or hobbies, say they feel happier and...

How to choose a toothbrush and when to throw it out

The toothbrush is the most basic tool for maintaining healthy teeth, but many people give their toothbrush little thought and don't know when to...

Tinnitus seems linked with sleep – understanding how could bring us closer to finding...

Around 15% of the world’s population suffers from tinnitus, a condition which causes someone to hear a sound (such as ringing or buzzing) without...

This study shows a common cause of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease

Scientists from Uppsala University found that deep belly fat is a major risk factor for diabetes and heart disease. They found that deep belly fat...

Weight training could help fight obesity

Scientists from Edith Cowan University found that people battling with their weight who are unable to do aerobic exercise can hit the gym instead...

Obesity linked to higher risk of this dangerous gut disease

Scientists from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust found that obesity, as measured by body mass index (BMI), is linked to an increased...

How climate change could harm your sleep

Most research looking at the impact of climate change on human life has focused on how extreme weather events affect economic and societal health...

A new way to reverse chronic inflammation and aging

Chronic inflammation, which results when old age, stress or environmental toxins keep the body’s immune system in overdrive, can contribute to a variety of...

Facebook posts may show who is at risk for alcoholism

Scientists from Stony Brook University found that the language people used in Facebook posts can identify those at risk for hazardous drinking habits and...

Sleep loss in midlife may predict cognitive problems in older age

Scientists from the University of Helsinki found that insomnia in midlife may manifest as cognitive problems in retirement age. The research is published in the Journal...