How circadian rhythms underlie energy production in the ‘good form of fat’

Circadian rhythms orchestrate a vast number of life’s processes through the activity of a 24-hour internal clock: hormone flow, blood pressure, sleep and wake cycles, and even the timing of hibernation among marmots and bears, are controlled by a biological timepiece. At the University of Pennsylvania, a team of scientists has been exploring the circadian clock and its relationship to […]

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Soups are the new smoothies

When made at home, smoothies can be delicious and nutritious (store-bought versions often contain lots of sugar and an abundance of calories). But when it comes to feeling satisfied, a rich, thick soup has them beat. There’s science behind the diet tip to eat filling soup when the soup is a thick, blended puree. A study published in the Journal […]

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Study shows rate of extreme inbreeding in the U.K. and possible health impacts of it

A team of researchers has found a way to gauge the rate of extreme inbreeding (EI) in the U.K. and its possible health repercussions. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the group describes their study of data from the U.K. Biobank and what they found. The researchers began their study by noting that not a lot of […]

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Physicians more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day

It’s only human that decision-making changes when people are rushed. Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Harvard University conducted the first study in the United States to examine this phenomenon—using a national source of electronic health records—in primary care physicians when they decide whether to prescribe opioid painkillers. The findings were recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers looked […]

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Small reductions in blood pressure ‘slash the risk of heart disease’

Small reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol ‘could cut heart disease risk by up to 80 per cent even in healthy people’ Scientists analysed the heart health of more than 438,000 people  They said good heart health ‘pays very big dividends’  Expert urges people to take advantage of free health checks on the NHS  Even small reductions in blood pressure and […]

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The Towels That Will Make Your Kids Excited To Get Into (& Out Of) The Tub

Is there anything better than bath time, and helping your sweet little one splash around in a tub full of bubbles? One thing might come close: wrapping your newly clean kiddo in a fresh, soft hooded towel for post-bath snuggles. Okay, okay…it’s not always so idyllic, we admit. Bath time can be killer on your back and knees, and while some […]

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A sports unit changes the brain

Sport leads to a distribution of happiness hormones and increases physical Fitness. Many studies suggest that exercise also gives the spirit new momentum. Itself, a unique sport unit, improves mental performance to a similar extent as regular Training, as new results are now showing. Researchers at the University of Iowa have observed that a single training session improved the cognitive […]

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Cancer sufferer has been given the all-clear after treatment in Turkey

Boy, 12, is given the all-clear from cancer after his mother fundraised £100,000 for treatment in Turkey that was denied to him on the NHS Toni Ilsley’s son Charlie was diagnosed with medulloblastoma aged eight  Cancer spread to his spine, doctors reportedly said they could do nothing more Charlie had targeted radiotherapy in Turkey and is all-clear 18 months later  A […]

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