Diet, fitness, money: The art of keeping New Year’s resolutions

This week people all over the world are setting themselves up for failure. They will make promises to themselves – and others – that history shows most won’t be able to keep. Yes, it's the humble New Year's resolution. More than just buying a gym membership, people need to have a “meaningful goal” behind resolutions to help make them stick.Credit:Stocksy […]

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New Years Resolutions for 2020 That Will Actually Improve Your Health

As we close out the year, it only makes sense that our attention turns to how we can grow, change and manifest all we need to feel better in the future. New Year’s resolutions are a great way to set goals and positive intentions, especially those concerning your health. But many resolutions fade by the spring because they’re unrealistic and […]

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How does protein fit in your holiday diet or New Year’s resolutions?

While some diets load up on protein and other diets dictate protein sources, it can be hard to know what to consume while managing weight or during weight loss. A new study by Purdue University nutrition scientists shows that eating more protein daily than what is recommended may benefit only a few—those who are actively losing weight by cutting calories […]

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Super-seniors: researchers solve the mystery of a hundred years – and that is in the cells

100 years old and still pretty fit – how do the Super-seniors? Japanese scientists have solved the puzzle, now to a large extent. A special feature in your immune system, protects the cells of the seniors in front of a fast decay and, above all, against cancer. Japan is considered the Land of the hundred-year-old. Nowhere else in the world, […]

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Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two years

Adolescents with higher levels of physical activity performed better in school during transition from primary school to lower secondary school than their physically inactive peers, a new study from Finland shows. However, the researchers, from the University of Jyväskylä, found that increased physical activity did not necessarily result in improved academic performance. Previous cross-sectional studies have reported that physically more […]

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Sedentary lifestyle for 20 years linked to doubled mortality risk compared to being active

Two decades of a sedentary lifestyle is associated with a two times risk of premature death compared to being physically active, according to results from the HUNT study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. Study author Dr. Trine Moholdt of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway said: “Our findings imply […]

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A reverend's miracle: Man's sight restored after going blind 14 years ago

West Virginia Reverend can now see after 14-years of blindness Medical Mysteries and Marvels: After being diagnosed with macular degeneration 14 years prior, Rev. Philip Dunn experienced something of a miracle when another serious problem with his eye seemingly cured him of the disease and restored his sight. In August 2018, Dunn needed surgery after his cataracts had ruptured. Following […]

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Children with cancer wait an average of 6.5 years longer than adults to access new drugs

Cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a median of 6.5 years to go from the first clinical trial in adults to the first trial in children, according to a study at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. The study was published in the May issue of the European Journal of Cancer. “Despite […]

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Teenage girl freed of her phobia of chewing after 14 years suffering

‘But luckily since she has had her hypnotherapy, Danielle has been able to go out for family dinners and sit around the table with us.’ Despite Danielle’s phobia having been present since she was a young child, Jayne claims that it was most noticeable from the age of nine. She said: ‘Danielle would always have issues with other people eating, […]

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Half of patients on statins fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol level after 2 years

Half of patients prescribed statins in primary care fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol levels after two years of treatment with these drugs, reveals research published online in the journal Heart. The findings back up those of previous studies, and highlight the need for personalised medicine to tackle high cholesterol and lower the significantly increased risks of future heart disease and […]

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