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While stressful events in life can accelerate the ageing process, following a healthy lifestyle can buffer the harmful effects at a cellular level.Stressful events can quicken the shortening of telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes that affect how quickly cells age. Telomeres are combinations of DNA and proteins that protect the ends of chromosomes and help them remain stable....
Less sugar. Less salt, too   
Diabetic patients are often cautious about their sugar intake; but a Japanese study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that they should control their salt intake, too.The study followed 1,588 diabetic patients, aged 40 to 70, for eight years. The participants answered questions about their diets, including salt intake.Study participants who consumed the...
Friendlier fist bumps   
Replacing the traditional handshakes with the more informal fist bumps could reduce the spread of germs and contagious infections, British researchers report in the American Journal of Infection Control.The study sought to find out hand-to-hand bacterial transmission during a handshake, a high-five and a fist bump. Participants wore gloves that had been dipped in E. coli bacteria and then...
Cool strategies   
Two studies published in the journal Menopause has focused on ways to ease hot flashes and night sweats.Hot flashes, which involve recurring episodes of intense heat rushing through your upper body and face, affects about 79 per cent of perimenopausal women and 65 per cent of postmenopausal women. Having frequent hot flashes puts women at a greater risk for depression and sleep problems.The first...
Pained by loss   
Losing a parent in childhood affects not just the psychological wellbeing of the child; it can also increase the risk of all-cause mortality in early adulthood.For the Danish study published in the journal PLoS Medicine, researchers analysed data on all children born in Denmark from 1968 to 2008;  all children born in Sweden from 1973 to 2006; and 89.3 per cent of children born in Finland...
Her young, fragile heart   
Suicide marker   
Shift risk   
Live longer in 15 minutes   29 October, 2011
Ties that thrive   04 August, 2014
A father first   29 October, 2011
Safe in the crib   04 August, 2014
Earlier the better   29 October, 2011
Before it fades   04 August, 2014
Suture or staple?   04 August, 2014
Don’t go up in smoke   04 August, 2014
In the right measure   04 August, 2014
Fatal fat   04 August, 2014
The flip side   04 August, 2014
Move for energy   04 August, 2014
Probiotics that pacify   04 August, 2014
Inhalers may inhibit   04 August, 2014
Nap power   21 July, 2014
Space ‘em out   21 July, 2014
Standing counts   21 July, 2014
Time matters   21 July, 2014
Read and succeed   21 July, 2014
See, men!   21 July, 2014
Smart pill bottle   21 July, 2014
6,000 Steps a Day Can Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay   21 July, 2014
Perils of the west   07 May, 2013
Veggies to fight the crab   07 July, 2014
Far from support   07 May, 2013
Cool respite   07 July, 2014
The signs   23 April, 2013
Shake it out   07 July, 2014
Eat fish, live longer   23 April, 2013
Speak more tongues to keep brain young   07 July, 2014
Feel again!   23 April, 2013
Go easy on the insulin   07 July, 2014
Knee therapy   23 April, 2013
Revenge of the nerds   07 July, 2014
Seven lifesavers   23 April, 2013
Strap-on protection   07 July, 2014
Veggies glow   25 April, 2012
Mummy’s heart   23 April, 2013
Much more than migraine   07 July, 2014
Cool food   25 April, 2012
Drug danger   23 April, 2013
Sharing is not caring   30 October, 2012
Restoring the bite   07 July, 2014
Get up!   25 April, 2012
Be fit to be sharp   23 April, 2013
Power pate   30 October, 2012
Not more than what you need   16 June, 2014
Was that an attack?   25 April, 2012
Hookah to harm   09 October, 2012
Calcium alert   23 April, 2013
Fat chance   16 June, 2014
Hearty sleep   25 April, 2012
Happy to eat less   09 October, 2012
Bully and worry   23 April, 2013
Does wine help?   16 June, 2014
Clean vital cord   25 April, 2012
Losing more than pain   09 October, 2012
Labour of fear   27 July, 2012
Supplement trouble   23 April, 2013
Move for the heart   16 June, 2014
Help from the east   28 March, 2012
Pills that hurt   09 October, 2012
Exhausting fumes   27 July, 2012
Don't be late for lunch   23 April, 2013
Bumpy drive   16 June, 2014
SINUSITIS AND ANTIBIOTICS   28 March, 2012
Blame it on belly   09 October, 2012
Booster for big boys   27 July, 2012
Smart notes   12 March, 2013
The lower the better   16 June, 2014
Age cut   28 March, 2012
Blight blues   09 October, 2012
Marked man   02 July, 2012
Folic acid protection   12 March, 2013
Walk the thought   20 May, 2014
The lows of highs   28 March, 2012
Dangerous highs   09 October, 2012
Exercise   02 July, 2012
Costly drink   12 March, 2013
Dirty money transfer   20 May, 2014
Sleeping pill perils   28 March, 2012
Need-based treatment   09 October, 2012
For better control   02 July, 2012
Veggies for healthy heart   12 March, 2013
Knee deep in milk   20 May, 2014
Count the calories   28 March, 2012
Unsuspecting women   09 October, 2012
Fat cut   02 July, 2012
A better time   12 November, 2011
Killer codeine   12 March, 2013
Healthy fix   20 May, 2014
Soda troublemaker   28 March, 2012
Dirt at work   02 July, 2012
Dad decides   19 September, 2012
Supplement with care   12 November, 2011
Praise right   12 March, 2013
Online antidepressant   20 May, 2014
Just can’t do without   28 March, 2012
Change for heart   02 July, 2012
Protective mother   19 September, 2012
Save this message   12 November, 2011
Early relief   12 March, 2013
Sunny lean   20 May, 2014
Fit for the heart   28 March, 2012
Smart shots   02 July, 2012
Debug!   19 September, 2012
Firstborn risks   12 March, 2013
Dual benefits   20 May, 2014
Cold is soothening   28 March, 2012
Resume after pause   19 September, 2012
High on I   02 June, 2012
A preventive bath   12 March, 2013
Electric mo(ve)ment   20 May, 2014
Problem parents   09 December, 2011
Hale and hearty   11 February, 2013
Bypass steroids   20 May, 2014
Beat the gene   09 December, 2011
Melodies in C major   29 October, 2011
The fruity, veggie way   20 May, 2014
Spot on   12 February, 2013
A couple of benefits   29 October, 2011
Correct dose   20 May, 2014
Melancholy strain   29 October, 2011
Walk again   05 May, 2014
Spouse is hangry   05 May, 2014
Healthy at home   29 October, 2011
Delay the detachment   05 May, 2014
Pink or blue?   29 October, 2011
Cigarette buts   29 October, 2011
Dal against bad fat   05 May, 2014
How they meet   29 October, 2011
App against time   05 May, 2014
Idle food   05 May, 2014
Work out to do well   29 October, 2011
Low dose remedy   05 May, 2014
Gift for grandma   05 May, 2014
Guardian gel   14 April, 2014
Too much is bad   14 April, 2014
She doesn't know!   14 April, 2014
Not smart enough   14 April, 2014
Slump and sink   13 August, 2012
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