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Harvard University (US) team provides evidence that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages promotes weight gain.
Treatment technique uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer.
Middle-aged men with high cholesterol levels may be at greater risk for a first heart attack, than similar-aged women are.
Mercury levels in Pacific fish are predicted to rise in the coming decades.
Sulforaphane, a compound found abundantly in cruciferous vegetables, may help to prevent or slow cartilage destruction.
Aging may not be determined not only by the accumulation of changes during our lifetime, but also by the genes we acquire from our mothers.
Polyphenols – antioxidant compounds abundantly present in black tea and red grapes – may help to improve the ecosystem of the human gastrointestinal tract
UCLA (US) researchers suggest that iron accumulation may be the root cause of the memory-robbing disorder.
A gene that helps control the aging process by acting as a cell's internal clock has been linked to myeloma – one of the most common types of blood cancer.
Mechanism that may cause progressive cell death in both inherited and non-inherited forms of Parkinson's Disease is revealed.
A diet rich in long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids n-3 (PUFAs) may help to reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, among women.
Lower levels of testosterone are predictive of rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative rheumatoid arthritis (RA), among men.
Two common perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) – present in products such as fabrics and personal care products – may raise the risk of osteoarthritis.
Exposure to sunlight associates with a decreased incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, among women.
Mesenchymal stem cells prevent post-traumatic arthritis, in a lab animal model.
Dutch study of periodontal disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis found an association between gum disease severity and activity of the arthritis.
Researchers from United Arab Emirates (UAE) report that yoga helps to ameliorate the disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Americans over the age of 50 will together lose the equivalent of 86 million healthy years of life, thanks to the combined factors of obesity and knee osteoarth
A woman's risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and/or lupus may increase incrementally by the frequency and duration of exposure to insecticides.
Men with rheumatoid arthritis were more than twice as likely to die over a seven-year period, as compared to their healthy counterparts.
Tip #192 - Stay Connected
Researchers from the University of Chicago (Illinois, USA) report that social isolation may be detrimental to both mental and physical health. The team analyzed data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project, a nationwide US study involving 3,000 men and women, ages 57 to 85 years. They arrived at three key findings regarding the relationships between health and different types of isolation:
• The researchers found that the most socially connected older adults are three times as likely to report very good or excellent health compared to those who are least connected, regardless of whether they feel isolated.
• The team found that older adults who feel least isolated are five times as likely to report very good or excellent health as those who feel most isolated, regardless of their actual level of social connectedness.
• They determined that social disconnectedness is not related to mental health unless it brings feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Separately, Rush University Medical Center (Illinois, USA) researchers studied 906 older men and women, testing their motor functions (including grip, pinch strength, balance, and walking) and surveying their social activity, for a period of 5 years. Those study participants with less social activity were found to have a more rapid rate of motor function decline. Specifically, the team found that every one-point decrease in social activity corresponded to an increase in functional aging of 5 years, translating to a 40% higher risk of death and 65% higher risk of disability.