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How to protect your feet as you age

Most Americans will have walked 75,000 miles by the time they reach the age of 50. It is the equivalent of trekking around the Earth...

Men focusing on building muscle have much higher risk of depression, binge drinking

Young men who are overly preoccupied with building muscle have a significantly higher risk of depression, weekend binge drinking, and dieting that is not...

Blue light could help reduce high blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that exposure to blue light could decrease blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The study is...
Can't sleep Fruit flies and energy drinks offer new clues

Can’t sleep? Fruit flies and energy drinks offer new clues

Study finds new mechanism for regulating sleep in fruit flies using an ingredient commonly found in energy drinks Sleep is an essential behavioral state in...

How many calories do you burn?

It depends on time of day Researchers reporting in Current Biology have made the surprising discovery that the number of calories people burn while at rest changes...

Taking time off doesn’t have to mean distant travel

If you’re looking to squeeze in a vacation before the hectic fall schedule resumes, visions of exotic beaches or sightseeing abroad may come to...

Lifespan is increasing in people who live to 65, Stanford study shows

Stanford biologist Shripad Tuljapurkar had assumed humans were approaching the limit to their longevity. That’s what previous research had suggested. But what he observed in 50...

No butts – it’s time to help people with mental health conditions quit smoking

Australians with mental health conditions are more than twice as likely to be smokers as the general population. About 22% of people with a mental...

5 foods that could make your bones and joints strong

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone density. Many, however, have no symptoms until they suffer a bone fracture. “Bone disease...

How your community could influence your health

You probably already know that your genes can affect your health. So can the choices you make, such as getting enough exercise and eating healthy...