The reason why stress causes heart attacks and strokes may finally have been discovered by scientists, leading to hopes that it could be prevented.
For years experts have puzzled as to how chronic anxiety leads to heart problems.
But now scientists have found that people who have heightened activity in a part of the brain linked to stress – the amygdala – are more likely to develop cardiovascular events.… Read the rest
Getting old may not be inevitable — scientists have found a way to turn back the clock on human and animal cells, making them look and behave like younger versions of themselves.
The researchers also used the method to treat mice with a rare disease that causes them to age prematurely and die early, and found that the method increased the animals’ lifespan by 30 percent.… Read the rest
Millions of Britons are increasing their risk of heart attacks by eating dinner after 7pm, experts have warned.
Researchers assessed more than 700 adults with high blood pressure, to see what difference their diet and eating times made to their health.… Read the rest
An hour’s “brisk exercise” each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life, scientists suggest.
The analysis of data from more than a million people is part of a study of physical activity published in the Lancet to coincide with the Olympics.… Read the rest
In 2011, the Finish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’. They sort to entice people to visit Finland and experience the beauty of this silent land. They released a series of photographs of single figures in the nature and used the slogan “Silence, Please”.… Read the rest
A US study has found that drinking just 1% more water can reduce total daily calorie consumption, in particular the intake of sugar, sodium and cholesterol. In fact, drinking seven glasses of water per day could cut total daily intakes by up to 200 calories.… Read the rest
Sixty-five to 79 is the happiest age group for adults, according to Office for National Statistics research.
The survey of more than 300,000 adults across the UK found life satisfaction, happiness and feeling life was worthwhile all peaked in that age bracket, but declined in the over-80s.… Read the rest
The world is on the cusp of a “post-antibiotic era”, scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed.
Their report, in the Lancet, identifies bacteria able to shrug off colistin in patients and livestock in China.… Read the rest