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Poor sleep may increase risk of type 2 diabetes in these people

Scientists from the University of Hertfordshire found a strong link between poor sleep and a greater risk of pre-diabetic patients developing type two diabetes. The...

Do ketogenic diets help you lose weight?

Is a ketogenic diet effective for weight loss? The answer depends on whether it achieves a reduction in total kilojoule intake or not. What is a...

Politicians enjoy longer lives than general populations, Oxford study finds

Scientists from Oxford Population Health found that politicians typically enjoy longer lives than the general population. The research is published in the European Journal of Epidemiology...

Nightmares linked to anxiety and insomnia in people with heart disease

Scientists from Keio University found heart patients with weekly nightmares are five times more likely to feel depressed or anxious and even more likely...

Common signs of heat stroke and exhaustion you need to know

Heat can be deadly. As summer temperatures climb—and as climate change contributes to more 100-degree days each year—heat illnesses become a more serious risk, particularly...

This weight loss surgery could lead to long-term diabetes remission

Scientists from Oregon Health & Science University found that a weight loss surgery can lead to long-term diabetes remission. They found more than half of...

Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease

Scientists from Aarhus University found that restless sleep could be a sign of a disorder associated with diseases of the brain. The research is published...

The smell of desert rain may be good for your health

Desert dwellers know it well: the smell of rain and the feeling of euphoria that comes when a storm washes over the parched earth. That...

Do optimists really live longer? Here’s what the research says

Do you tend to see the glass as half full, rather than half empty? Are you always looking on the bright side of life? If...

Light in your bedroom may increase obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes

Scientists from Northwestern University found that keeping your bedroom dark not only helps you get a good night's sleep, but may strongly reduce the...