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Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

New IBD treatments may combine antifungals and probiotics

A new review now published in the journal <i>Digestive and Liver Disease</i> suggests that new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease might come from …

Scientists Just Found The Neurological Link Between Poor Sleep And Depression

This is big.<p>Research has long associated poor sleep with an increased risk of depression, but scientists have just identified the neural mechanism …

Neuroscience

Heart Rate on Treadmill

For maximum fitness benefits, your heart rate on a treadmill needs to fall into your target heart rate zone. You have several ways to measure your …

Seven ways to minimise the risk of having a stroke

Know the signs; early treatment prevents lasting damage<p>A stroke is the damage caused by a clot or a bleed in the brain. It is the major cause of serious long-term disability in the UK. A quarter of strokes occur in people under 65, and the damage caused ranges from minimal changes picked up on a …

Medicine

Fasting and Cancer

Fasting, or not eating food for an extended period of time, is well-known as a religious diet practice. But some are also beginning to use it for …

The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it

There's nothing quite like a good night's sleep. What if technology could help us get more out of it? Dan Gartenberg is working on tech that …

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?

<b>Q. Is it possible to remove plaques in your aorta or reduce their size through changes in diet or lifestyle?</b><p><b>A.</b> Yes, lifestyle changes, including diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise, can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques. They can also help to stabilize them so that …

World War II

Metabolic and Fatigue Profiles Are Comparable Between Prepubertal Children and Well-Trained Adult Endurance Athletes

Introduction<p>It has been widely demonstrated that prepubertal children fatigue less than untrained adults when performing dynamic, whole-body …

What 11 Face Skin Defects Are Trying to Tell You About Your Health

Sometimes our face reveals more than we might want it to say, and that’s actually an advantage. A close look at your face can help you understand any …

Night owls more likely to die earlier than morning larks, first study finds

Night owls, individuals who stay up late and struggle to get out of bed in the morning, are more likely to die sooner than morning larks, the first study into their death rates has found.<p>New research by the University of Surrey and Northwestern University in the US found that people who naturally …

All That Overtime Could Be Killing You

Poor grades tied to class times that don’t match our biological clocks

Schedules of night owls, morning larks and daytime finches may predict their educational outcomes

Jet Lag

Is this how abdominal fat leads to diabetes?

It is known that being overweight or obese leads to poor health, but it may be less known that abdominal fat is the most harmful type. Until now, …

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Microbiology

This Handy Infographic Shows What The Colour of Your Pee Says About Your Health

Yellow, green or... pink?<p>If you spot red in the toilet after relieving yourself, you may want to call a doctor.<p>Red urine could be a sign that there's …

Cleveland Clinic

How do you lower your resting heart rate?

Heart rate refers to the number of heartbeats a person has per minute. It is also commonly called the pulse. Having a lower resting heart rate is …

What is a left atrial enlargement?

The left atrium is one of four chambers in the heart and is located on the upper left-hand side. The lower chambers are known as ventricles.<p>The right …

cohort study of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy | EP Europace

Aims<p>Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established procedure for patients with heart failure. However, trials evaluating its efficacy did …

Everything you ever wanted to know about vitamins

Everyone knows that the human body needs vitamins to stay healthy. Some people compensate for a shortage of them by consuming dietary supplements, …

Effects of date palm pollen on fertility: research proposal for a systematic review

Abstract<p>Objective<p>Over 10–15% of couples in different countries are infertile. Male infertility is a contributing factor and the only cause of …

Why You May Want to Avoid These 2 Types of Blood Pressure Meds

Experts urge a change in medication to decrease risk of death.<p>For people with high blood pressure, fluctuating readings are a warning sign that you …

How to Fix All Your Sleep Problems With Science

We spend about a third of our life sleeping. Both the quality of our night’s rest and our overall health depend directly on our sleep posture and on …

Statins help lower cholesterol, but are they the treatment for you?

By Jill U. Adams<p>High cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease, affects nearly 1 in 5 American women who are at least 40 years old. Although heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women, there is little agreement on what to do about managing cholesterol.<p>A recent Centers for Disease Control …

Holistic Medicine

'Too much' brain calcium may cause Parkinson's

Insights from a new study — by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom — about the role of calcium in brain cells' signaling mechanisms …

Why DASH And Mediterranean Are The Best Diets For 2018

Many people who swore to eat healthy or drop some pounds in the beginning of the year may have fallen the wagon at this point. Kudos if you haven’t; but for the rest of us, it’s time to get some motivation again.<p>In January, U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of the Best Diets …

Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Cancer, Study Says

Processed snacks, drinks and desserts may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study.<p>The research, published Wednesday in</i> …

Madagascar has a hi-tech waterless toilet that charges your phone

Traditional flush toilets aren’t an option in many parts of the world, but neither is leaving people with unsafe and unhygenic choices. Now, one company is piloting a new loo that’s waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the start of a …

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

Nutrition