More Sex In Old Age Is Associated With A Sharper Brain

More Sex In Old Age Is Associated With A Sharper Brain

Want to keep your brain fit and healthy even when your hairs are all gray? Well, dim the lights and get that bed frame creaking. Researchers from Coventry University and the University of Oxford in the UK have found that increased sexual activity in your golden years is associated with better mental abilities. The study,…

Breastfeeding Mothers Have Lower Chance Of Heart Disease And Stroke

Breastfeeding Mothers Have Lower Chance Of Heart Disease And Stroke

It’s long been known by medical experts that there are multiple health benefits to mothers breastfeeding their baby. These include, but aren’t limited to, boosting your baby’s immune system, reducing their risk of childhood leukemia, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and even slashing their chances of getting cardiovascular disease in adulthood. The benefits of breastfeeding are…

Is it OK to run in heat of 30℃ or more?

Is it OK to run in heat of 30℃ or more?

Most of Britain is experiencing a heatwave, with temperatures reaching up to 32℃. The public health watchdog for England has issued an amber health warning, advising people to take care in the hotter weather. But what does it mean for runners? Is it ever too hot to go for a run? With the recent high…

How to eat your way to better grades

How to eat your way to better grades

The saying goes that you are what you eat, so when it comes to exam time it makes sense to think carefully about what you are feeding your body. Food is fuel and knowing what to eat and drink ahead of exams can make all the difference to your performance. A key factor in how…

Scientists Reverse Huntington's Disease In Mice Using CRISPR

Scientists Reverse Huntington's Disease In Mice Using CRISPR

Researchers have shown preliminary but promising results for a potential cure for Huntington’s disease. Using the genetic therapy known as CRISPR, the team was able to provide a permanent therapeutic treatment for this condition in mice. Huntington’s disease is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It’s an…

A Broken Heart May Cause Long-Term Damage To Your Health

A Broken Heart May Cause Long-Term Damage To Your Health

A study funded by the British Heart Foundation has found that “broken heart syndrome” may cause lasting damage to your body. More technically known as Takotsubo syndrome, it refers to how a stressful event like the death of a loved one can cause your heart to perform less effectively and distort in shape. Takotsubo in…

Meditation Might Help Reduce Stress Even At A Cellular Level

Meditation Might Help Reduce Stress Even At A Cellular Level

Mind-body interventions (MBIs) like yoga and meditation are practiced by millions of people worldwide, who swear by their mental and physical benefit. Now, a medical review seems to indicate that these MBIs might have deeper effects than previously thought, even down to a molecular level. The research, published in Frontiers in Immunology, focused on 18…