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Calories count
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Restricting calories can slow ageing and delay cognitive and mental decline, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.The study was done on female mice which are more prone to dementia like humans. One group was fed 30 per cent fewer calories from a carbohydrate diet than a control group.The brain tissue from the mice’s hippocampal region were...
Pain in the neck   
All that texting and web browsing on your smartphones is putting immense strain on your neck and spine.According to a study by Dr Kenneth Hansraj published in the journal Surgical Technology International, tilting your head forward to look at your phone can add as much as 60 pounds of pressure on your spine.The adult head weighs about 4.5 to 5.5kg (10 to 12 pounds). But as we bend our necks...
Whatís so special about birthdays ending in 9   
People tend to reflect on the meaning of life and make constructive or destructive choices as they approach a new decade in their age. They are more likely to have extramarital affairs, run marathons and commit suicides when they are aged 29, 39, 49 and 59.For the study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers conducted six studies looking at exercise,...
Work that shifts the body clock   
Working unconventional hours or shift work for many years may damage brain power and impair cognitive abilities including memory and thinking skills.Shift work is already associated with a variety of health problems including ulcers, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, breast cancer and reproductive difficulties.The study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine...
The best first line treatment   
Metformin is the best first line of treatment for type 2 diabetes. Newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients who were started on metformin were less likely to need additional drugs to control their blood sugar levels compared to those who were started on other drugs.For the study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, the research team led by Dr Niteesh Choudhry of Harvard Medical School analysed...
Sunshine reduces pain   
Use contacts with care   
Too early to live   
Live longer in 15 minutes   29 October, 2011
Watch the heart   15 December, 2014
A father first   29 October, 2011
Stones and broken bones   15 December, 2014
Earlier the better   29 October, 2011
The ABCs   13 November, 2014
Pee and C   13 November, 2014
Combo therapy   13 November, 2014
Simple steps   13 November, 2014
Zip zapped   13 November, 2014
Device against pain   13 November, 2014
Nose to reverse   13 November, 2014
Skirt the risk   01 November, 2014
Your germs stay with you   01 November, 2014
Workout drink   01 November, 2014
Dumb choice   01 November, 2014
E-eeak!   29 September, 2014
Killing spree   29 September, 2014
Viral hobnob   29 September, 2014
Going bananas   29 September, 2014
Tasks for the morning   29 September, 2014
Get going   29 September, 2014
Perils of the west   07 May, 2013
Half a glass rule   29 September, 2014
Far from support   07 May, 2013
Yoga brain booster   06 September, 2014
The signs   23 April, 2013
Game balm   06 September, 2014
Eat fish, live longer   23 April, 2013
Hold your breath   06 September, 2014
Feel again!   23 April, 2013
Instant harms   06 September, 2014
Knee therapy   23 April, 2013
Allay with aspirin   06 September, 2014
Seven lifesavers   23 April, 2013
Early reading enables   06 September, 2014
Veggies glow   25 April, 2012
Mummyís heart   23 April, 2013
The neck link   06 September, 2014
Cool food   25 April, 2012
Drug danger   23 April, 2013
Sharing is not caring   30 October, 2012
Cure for baldness?   06 September, 2014
Get up!   25 April, 2012
Be fit to be sharp   23 April, 2013
Power pate   30 October, 2012
Live healthy, stay young   16 August, 2014
Was that an attack?   25 April, 2012
Hookah to harm   09 October, 2012
Calcium alert   23 April, 2013
Less sugar. Less salt, too   16 August, 2014
Hearty sleep   25 April, 2012
Happy to eat less   09 October, 2012
Bully and worry   23 April, 2013
Friendlier fist bumps   16 August, 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
Cool strategies   16 August, 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
Pained by loss   16 August, 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
Her young, fragile heart   16 August, 2014
Age cut   28 March, 2012
Blight blues   09 October, 2012
Marked man   02 July, 2012
Folic acid protection   12 March, 2013
Much more than migraine   07 July, 2014
Suicide marker   16 August, 2014
The lows of highs   28 March, 2012
Dangerous highs   09 October, 2012
Exercise   02 July, 2012
Shift risk   16 August, 2014
Costly drink   12 March, 2013
Restoring the bite   07 July, 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
Ties that thrive   04 August, 2014
Not more than what you need   16 June, 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
Safe in the crib   04 August, 2014
Fat chance   16 June, 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
Before it fades   04 August, 2014
Does wine help?   16 June, 2014
Just canít 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
Suture or staple?   04 August, 2014
Move for the heart   16 June, 2014
Fit for the heart   28 March, 2012
Smart shots   02 July, 2012
Debug!   19 September, 2012
Firstborn risks   12 March, 2013
Donít go up in smoke   04 August, 2014
Bumpy drive   16 June, 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
In the right measure   04 August, 2014
The lower the better   16 June, 2014
Problem parents   09 December, 2011
Hale and hearty   11 February, 2013
Fatal fat   04 August, 2014
Walk the thought   20 May, 2014
Melodies in C major   29 October, 2011
Beat the gene   09 December, 2011
Spot on   12 February, 2013
The flip side   04 August, 2014
Dirty money transfer   20 May, 2014
A couple of benefits   29 October, 2011
Move for energy   04 August, 2014
Knee deep in milk   20 May, 2014
Melancholy strain   29 October, 2011
Probiotics that pacify   04 August, 2014
Healthy fix   20 May, 2014
Healthy at home   29 October, 2011
Inhalers may inhibit   04 August, 2014
Online antidepressant   20 May, 2014
Pink or blue?   29 October, 2011
Sunny lean   20 May, 2014
Cigarette buts   29 October, 2011
Dual benefits   20 May, 2014
How they meet   29 October, 2011
Electric mo(ve)ment   20 May, 2014
Work out to do well   29 October, 2011
Bypass steroids   20 May, 2014
The fruity, veggie way   20 May, 2014
Correct dose   20 May, 2014
Walk again   05 May, 2014
Spouse is hangry   05 May, 2014
Delay the detachment   05 May, 2014
Dal against bad fat   05 May, 2014
Slump and sink   13 August, 2012
App against time   05 May, 2014
Idle food   05 May, 2014
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
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