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Chart of the day: No one's moving enough, but teens fare the worst

There's plenty of evidence to show physical activity does us good, from protecting against heart disease, diabetes and some cancers to aiding …

Teens

Daily aspirin doesn't prevent cardiovascular disease, landmark Australian study finds - Health - ABC News

Millions of healthy older people with no history of heart attack or stroke take low-dose aspirin in the hope it will reduce their risk and prolong …

Aspirin

One by one, the panaceas are toppling: now it's aspirin

Why the reverse alchemy, the turning of golden prospects into lead balloons? Part of it is cultural. Until a century or so ago, healthcare was pretty …

Drinkers Like Me - Adrian Chiles

Heart health: the science behind keeping heart disease at bay

Experts reveal how our lifestyles can affect our efforts to keep our hearts healthy<p>A survey of heart health delivered the grim finding this week that four out of five adults in England have hearts that are more damaged than they ought to be for their age.<p>Public Health England’s “heart age test”, …

Biomedicine

Preventable Heart Problems Killed 415,000 People in 2016. Here’s How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Heart problems that were “largely preventable” killed around 415,000 Americans in 2016, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Biomedicine

Probiotics might not do anything for your gut microbiome — and could even be bad for it, studies find - Health - ABC News

Is there much benefit in the average person taking over-the-counter probiotics? Research released today says no — and suggests that in some cases, it …

Microbiology

Alcohol marketing and ‘health halos’: a risky mix

Alcohol and ‘health halos’: a risky mix<p>September 5, 2018<p>Author: Charlotte Mitchell<p>Alcohol marketing strategies are being scrutinised again as new …

Alcohol

How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk

<b>Public Health England is urging people over 30 to take an online test to find out their heart age, which indicates if they are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke.</b><p>They predict about 80% of heart attacks and strokes in people under 75 could be prevented if heart health was …

Biomedicine

UK health crisis: why are so many of us heading for an early grave?

That almost four in five adults in England have a “heart age” older than their actual age is both a truly shocking statistic and at the same time barely surprising.<p>It is alarming from a health point of view, because “heart age” is a very good marker of overall health and risk of death. In simple …

Public Health

Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health | Aseem Malhotra

Most patients will derive no health improvement from medication. We should tackle the root causes of disease instead<p>When former airline pilot Tony Royle came to see me last year to seek reassurance that it was OK to participate in an Ironman event, having stopped all his medications 18 months after …

Public Health

Dairy and meat 'beneficial for heart health and longevity'

New research suggests that current dietary guidelines should be revised to account for the dietary habits of modern populations from across the …

Holistic Medicine

No healthy level of alcohol consumption, says major study

Governments should consider advising people to abstain entirely, say authors<p>Even the occasional drink is harmful to health, according to the largest and most detailed research carried out on the effects of alcohol, which suggests governments should think of advising people to abstain completely.<p>The …

University of Washington

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

<b>A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests.</b><p>Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses.<p>But a US study over 25 years indicates that moderate carb consumption - …

The Best Meditation Apps for Beginners

You want to get zen, but you have no idea how to start, and that's stressing you out. Ironic, huh? Here's help.<p>Beginner Meditation, Made Easy<p>1 of 6<p>If …

Meditation

Here's a mental health workout that's as simple as ABC

While we take physical workouts very seriously, there is much less said about the “workouts” that help us remain mentally agile and healthy. But just …

The Lancet Psychiatry: Exercise linked to improved mental health, but more may not always be better

A study of 1.2 million people in the USA has found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health a month, compared to …

Just 10 minutes of brisk walking per day cuts heart disease risk in over-60s by 6%

Walking briskly for just 10 minutes a day could lower the risk of heart disease for adults in their 60s, a new study has found.<p>Researchers say the …

The best way to avoid gaining weight as you age has little to do with your metabolism, according to science

Like a favorite car that's starting to show its age, many of us begin to put on weight as we get older.<p>"She's not what she used to be!" I heard a friend say the other day as he lovingly slapped his belly in the way one gives the hood of their old clunker an affectionate tap.<p>Many people blame a …

Separating health from hype for a diet that's kind on your heart - Health - ABC News

It's common wisdom that a healthy diet is key to having a healthy heart, but exactly what that diet looks like still has some people scratching their …

'Use this app twice daily': how digital tools are revolutionising patient care

Imagine you’ve recently had a heart attack.<p>You’re a lucky survivor. You’ve received high-quality care from nurses and doctors whilst in hospital and …

My Health Record: Your questions answered on cybersecurity, police and privacy - Science News - ABC News

Every Australian will soon have a My Health Record — an online summary of their health information — unless they opt out over the next three …

Are you already a devotee to the latest fad diet - nutrichondria?

If you've taken to having your Sunday roast without a Yorkshire pudding, or switched semi-skimmed for soya milk in your morning tea, chances are you …

What should my heart rate be and what affects it?

Humans have been aware of their heart rate for thousands of years. But knowing the meaning behind the beats isn’t so simple.<p>Myriad factors affect our …

Ten steps to a younger brain and sharper memory: Keep your mind in shape with Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY's new 5:2 diet recipes

The human brain, about 3 lb of pinkish-greyish gunk with the consistency of tapioca, is the most complex object in the known universe. It allows us …

Seriously, Juice Is Not Healthy

Obesity affects 40 percent of adults and 19 percent of children in the United States and accounts for more than $168 billion in health care spending each year. Sugary beverages are thought to be one of the major drivers of the obesity epidemic. These drinks (think soda and sports drinks) are the …

Indiana University

Feeling Younger Than Your Age Could Be a Good Sign For Your Brain Health, Scans Suggest

"If somebody feels older than their age, it could be sign for them to evaluate their lifestyle."<p>Brains are the most complicated organ in our bodies. …

Having a scan? Here’s how the different types work and what they can find

Our first introduction to medical imaging occurs when a doctor asks us to have an x-ray or scan to investigate an injury, pain or symptom that cannot …

Confused about what to eat? Here's a doctor's recommended meal plan

Knowing what makes up a healthy diet can be really confusing. New fads and fast fixes appear weekly. At the same time, the rise of celebrity chefs …

Social media apps are 'deliberately' addictive to users

<b>Social media companies are deliberately addicting users to their products for financial gain, Silicon Valley insiders have told the BBC's Panorama programme.</b><p>"It's as if they're taking behavioural cocaine and just sprinkling it all over your interface and that's the thing that keeps you like coming …