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Writing can improve mental health – here’s how

Ernest Hemingway famously said that writers should “write hard and clear about what hurts”. Although Hemingway may not have known it at the time, research...

This exercise can help reduce type 2 diabetes risk, study confirms

In a new study from Oakland University, researchers used data from medical studies around the world to examine the impact of resistance training on...

This common sleep issue may increase your heart death risk

In a new study published in the European Heart Journal, researchers found a clear link between unconscious wakefulness during sleep and a higher risk...

Intermittent fasting ‘no magic bullet for weight loss’, study finds

In a new study from the University of Bath, researchers challenge a popular belief that intermittent fasting diets such as alternate day fasting or...

We aren’t living longer: Our improved lifespan is the result of not dying young

In a new study from Oxford and elsewhere, researchers found people probably cannot slow the rate at which they get older because of biological...

Many people with heart disease know the risks, yet still don’t stop smoking

In a new study from Wake Forest School of Medicine, researchers found that many adults with a history of heart disease continue to smoke...

Beyond remission: From alcohol dependence to optimal mental health

In a new study from Carleton University, researchers found that the possibility of ending alcohol dependency gets easier with age. Moreover, more than half of...

Once or twice weekly daytime nap may lower heart attack/stroke risk

In a new study from the University Hospital of Lausanne, researchers found that a daytime nap taken once or twice a week may lower...

No pain, no gain in exercise for peripheral artery disease

About 8.5 million in the United States and about 250 million people worldwide have lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). People with PAD have...

Hiking workouts aren’t just good for your body – they’re good for your mind...

Before COVID-19, the popularity of hiking was on a downward slope in both adults and children. But its popularity has spiked during the pandemic, seeing...