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Enabling city dwellers to reconnect with nature, parks and urban gardens help to relieve mental distress and improve life satisfaction.
Microscopic dust particles may not only put airways at risk, but may compromise the cardiovascular system, liver, brain, and kidneys.
A cherry-rich diet may decrease stroke risk, suggests an animal study.
Obesity raises the risk of future prostate cancer, among men with an initial benign biopsy of the prostate.
Triterpenoids extracted from apple peel may influence expression of IP-10, a gene that is linked to inflammatory disorders including irritable bowel disease.
The ethyl ester form of omega-3 fatty acids may improve arterial stiffness, among obese men and women.
American Heart Association issues statement in support of aerobic exercise, resistance or strength training and isometric hand grip exercises to lower high bloo
Pinpointing cancer-associated changes in metabolism of cells may be an effective early detection technique.
Consuming grapes may help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome, an animal model reveals.
Elevated hair cortisol levels over time may correlate to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
German team reports that DNA methylation is altered by acute stress, thereby affecting the activity of genes.
A shorter length of telomeres associated with a 21% increased risk of dementia.
The erosion of protective telomere caps, with subsequent enzymatic activation, promotes the ability of prostate cancer cells to become more deadly.
Research has shown that it is possible to favorably modify a gene with a strong link to heart disease by eating a diet containing plenty of fruit and vegtables.
Researchers have uncovered 3 genes that significantly increase the risk of developing melanoma.
King's College (UK) team identifies a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol that may be the "master regulator" gene that controls the behavior of other genes
Eight genes that control levels of the hormone DHEAS, thought to play a key role in longevity, have been identified by a international group of scientists.
Short telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, may predispose people to age-related diabetes.
Parental history of heart attack trumps traditional risk factors in predicting a person’s odds of having a myocardial infarction.
European team reports that a daily cup of coffee helps to minimize the oxidative damage to DNA.
Tip #167 - Snooze, Don’t Lose
Too little sleep compromises many of the body’s biological processes, most notably the immune system, metabolic function, and cognitive performance (specifically, learning and memory). Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Massachusetts, USA) reported that sleep is important for the development of episodic memories, and particularly those of an emotional nature. The team studied 88 college students, and found that those subjects who slept a full evening remembered the emotional scene they were shown in far greater detail, as compared to those participants who stayed awake for 12 hours after viewing the scene.
Defying the adage that ‘you snooze, you lose,’ sleep is a vital process that helps to preserve memories. Don’t underestimate the restorative role of sleep: while the amount of sleep required is highly individualized, it is critical to get sleep of a sufficient duration that is followed by a spontaneous awakening and leaves you feeling refreshed and alert for the day.