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Probiotics help college-age students to reduce the duration of common colds.
Thanks to mechanization and computers, physical activity levels are dropping around the world due to changes in occupational activity.
Eight ounces of a low-calorie cranberry juice consumed daily modestly reduces hypertension (high blood pressure).
Suicide has overtaken traffic accidents as the leading cause of injury deaths in the United States.
A combination of sesame and rice brain oils lower blood pressure almost as well as prescription medication.
The World Heart Federation reports that half of people worldwide believe they should wait until age 30 before taking action to prevent disease and stroke.
Piperine, a compound found abundantly in black pepper, inhibits cellular mechanisms that are necessary in angiogenesis, a key process for tumor growth.
Interleukin-6 (IL-6), a chemical messenger in our immune system, may also trigger weight loss.
Moderate exercise may help people cope with anxiety and stress for an extended period of time post-workout.
University of North Carolina (US) team reports that a relatively small number of places in the human genome are associated with a large number of diseases.
A popular dietary supplement could help to boost the immune system of athletes and people who regularly participate in strenuous exercise.
An elevated body temperature plays a vital role on the generation of effective T-cell mediated immune response.
Exceptional cognitive and physical function in old age leaves a tell-tale immunologic fingerprint.
Green vegetables are the source of a chemical signal that is necessary for a fully-functioning immune system.
Revealing a new mechanism controlling ageing in white blood cells, discovery by UK scientists may herald innovative approaches to boost the immune system.
Telomeres, protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age, may be protected from premature shortening by regular physical activity.
Daily spirulina supplementation increases counts of white blood cells, among a group of seniors.
Plant derived polysaccharides may improve the immune response, by modifying certain serum proteins.
Daily supplementation of tocotrienols, a form of Vitamin E, aids the immune response.
A newly discovered genetic contributor to late-onset, sporadic Parkinson's disease implicates the immune system.
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54. Screenings Save Lives
Age-appropriate screening tests lead the list among all the things you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick. Screening tests can find diseases early when they are easier to treat. The age at which you will start having regularly scheduled screenings will vary, based on your sex, your age, your medical and family history, and other factors.
Men should have the following screenings:
• Cholesterol Checks: At least every 5 years, starting at age 35. If you smoke, have diabetes, or if heart disease runs in your family, start having your cholesterol checked at age 20.
• Blood Pressure: At least every 2 years