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A new research from the Duke-NUS Graduate School Singapore published in the journal Sleep suggests that sleep deprivation can age the brain faster. The researchers conducted neuropsychological testing and magnetic resonance imaging scans on 66 relatively healthy adults, aged 55 and older, to assess brain health at the start of the study and again two years later. The participants also answered...
Space ‘em out   
Women who conceive again within 18 months after having a baby are more likely to have a shorter pregnancy and a pre-term birth, according to a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.The study examined 4,54,716 mothers who had two or more pregnancies over six years. The women were divided into three groups: those who waited less than 12 months between pregnancies;...
Standing counts   
A study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science suggests that standing during meetings can make people more collaborative and less territorial, enhancing creativity, group performance and productivity. As part of the study, 214 students were divided into 54 groups of three to five students and asked to work within groups to develop a university recruitment...
Time matters   
Lung cancer risk is dependent on numerous factors, including the number of cigarettes smoked per day and the duration of nicotine exposure. Now, researchers at the National Cancer Institute have discovered another factor that can heighten it: the time of smoking the first cigarette of the day. People who take their first puff immediately after waking up are more likely to develop lung cancer. As...
Read and succeed   
The Council on Early Childhood of the American Academy of Pediatrics has urged parents to start reading aloud to their children every day from infancy. “Reading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional...
See, men!   
Smart pill bottle   
6,000 Steps a Day Can Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay   
Veggies to fight the crab   07 July, 2014
Live longer in 15 minutes   29 October, 2011
Cool respite   07 July, 2014
A father first   29 October, 2011
Earlier the better   29 October, 2011
Shake it out   07 July, 2014
Speak more tongues to keep brain young   07 July, 2014
Go easy on the insulin   07 July, 2014
Revenge of the nerds   07 July, 2014
Strap-on protection   07 July, 2014
Much more than migraine   07 July, 2014
Restoring the bite   07 July, 2014
Not more than what you need   16 June, 2014
Fat chance   16 June, 2014
Does wine help?   16 June, 2014
Move for the heart   16 June, 2014
Bumpy drive   16 June, 2014
The lower the better   16 June, 2014
Walk the thought   20 May, 2014
Dirty money transfer   20 May, 2014
Knee deep in milk   20 May, 2014
Healthy fix   20 May, 2014
Perils of the west   07 May, 2013
Online antidepressant   20 May, 2014
Sunny lean   20 May, 2014
Far from support   07 May, 2013
The signs   23 April, 2013
Dual benefits   20 May, 2014
Electric mo(ve)ment   20 May, 2014
Eat fish, live longer   23 April, 2013
Bypass steroids   20 May, 2014
Feel again!   23 April, 2013
Knee therapy   23 April, 2013
The fruity, veggie way   20 May, 2014
Correct dose   20 May, 2014
Seven lifesavers   23 April, 2013
Mummy’s heart   23 April, 2013
Walk again   05 May, 2014
Veggies glow   25 April, 2012
Sharing is not caring   30 October, 2012
Drug danger   23 April, 2013
Cool food   25 April, 2012
Spouse is hangry   05 May, 2014
Get up!   25 April, 2012
Delay the detachment   05 May, 2014
Power pate   30 October, 2012
Be fit to be sharp   23 April, 2013
Was that an attack?   25 April, 2012
Dal against bad fat   05 May, 2014
Hookah to harm   09 October, 2012
Calcium alert   23 April, 2013
Bully and worry   23 April, 2013
App against time   05 May, 2014
Happy to eat less   09 October, 2012
Hearty sleep   25 April, 2012
Clean vital cord   25 April, 2012
Losing more than pain   09 October, 2012
Labour of fear   27 July, 2012
Supplement trouble   23 April, 2013
Idle food   05 May, 2014
Help from the east   28 March, 2012
Low dose remedy   05 May, 2014
Don't be late for lunch   23 April, 2013
Exhausting fumes   27 July, 2012
Pills that hurt   09 October, 2012
SINUSITIS AND ANTIBIOTICS   28 March, 2012
Gift for grandma   05 May, 2014
Smart notes   12 March, 2013
Booster for big boys   27 July, 2012
Blame it on belly   09 October, 2012
Folic acid protection   12 March, 2013
Marked man   02 July, 2012
Age cut   28 March, 2012
Blight blues   09 October, 2012
Guardian gel   14 April, 2014
Exercise   02 July, 2012
Costly drink   12 March, 2013
Too much is bad   14 April, 2014
The lows of highs   28 March, 2012
Dangerous highs   09 October, 2012
For better control   02 July, 2012
She doesn't know!   14 April, 2014
Sleeping pill perils   28 March, 2012
Veggies for healthy heart   12 March, 2013
Need-based treatment   09 October, 2012
Fat cut   02 July, 2012
Unsuspecting women   09 October, 2012
Not smart enough   14 April, 2014
Count the calories   28 March, 2012
Killer codeine   12 March, 2013
A better time   12 November, 2011
Praise right   12 March, 2013
Dad decides   19 September, 2012
Soda troublemaker   28 March, 2012
Dirt at work   02 July, 2012
Supplement with care   12 November, 2011
Early relief   12 March, 2013
Change for heart   02 July, 2012
Just can’t do without   28 March, 2012
Protective mother   19 September, 2012
Save this message   12 November, 2011
Debug!   19 September, 2012
Smart shots   02 July, 2012
Fit for the heart   28 March, 2012
Firstborn risks   12 March, 2013
Cold is soothening   28 March, 2012
Resume after pause   19 September, 2012
A preventive bath   12 March, 2013
High on I   02 June, 2012
Hale and hearty   11 February, 2013
Problem parents   09 December, 2011
Beat the gene   09 December, 2011
Spot on   12 February, 2013
Melodies in C major   29 October, 2011
A couple of benefits   29 October, 2011
Melancholy strain   29 October, 2011
Healthy at home   29 October, 2011
Pink or blue?   29 October, 2011
Cigarette buts   29 October, 2011
How they meet   29 October, 2011
Work out to do well   29 October, 2011
Slump and sink   13 August, 2012
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