What would you do if you could improve your heart health by almost 50%? Today’s article discusses how you can do it by simply exercising everyday. Here’s a quote from the article, “daily exercise reduces your risk for heart failure by a whopping 46%, according to a big new study published in the journal Circulation. From 1997 to 2010, Swedish researchers tracked the exercise habits and heart failure rates of nearly 40,000 adults (all of whom were healthy at the outset).” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Scientists from London’s King’s College have harnessed the natural regenerative capacity of a group of stem cells that reside in the heart. The study found that these cells repair and regenerate muscle tissue damaged by a heart attack, which typically goes on to lead to heart failure. Published in the journal Cells on August 15th, the study went on to show that if these stem cells are eliminated, the heart is actually unable to repair after an attack. To read more about the study and its findings, read the full article HERE.
Not only is sugar toxic to your health, but a new study also found that it might even be toxic to your sex life. The University of Utah conducted a study in which scientists examined how sugar affected mice and discovered that the mouse equivalent of just three sugar-filled sodas a day had significant negative impacts on their life span and competition for mates. Sugar-fed males were found less likely to hold territory and reproduce while sugar-fed females died twice as quickly as the control females. It makes you rethink your love of root beer floats, doesn’t it? For more information on the study and its findings, read the full article HERE.
A successful clinical trial of a new malaria vaccine was published on August 8th from researchers at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC). Military.com reported that this is the first time that any clinical trial testing on a potential malaria vaccine produced 100 percent protective efficacy. Forty volunteers participated in the clinical trial from October 2011 until October 2012. To get all the details, read more HERE.
Tired of those daily headaches? If so, making a few changes to your diet may be all you need. Be sure to stay away from tyramine, which is found in aged foods and drinks like dried fruit, aged cheese, and cured meats. This is important because tyramine may force blood vessels to constrict then expand, potentially causing you pain. That’s just one of many examples. For more foods and drinks to watch out for, read the full article HERE.
A study published in the journal Neurology, reports that low iron levels in the blood and anemia could be linked to an increased risk for dementia. The study took place over 11 years and required the participants to engage in memory and thinking tests during this time. Researchers found that patients with anemia had a higher risk for developing dementia compared to those who were not anemic. Thus, anemia was associated with a 41% higher chance of dementia. For more details on the study and tips for iron-rich foods, read the full article HERE.
Do you apply sunscreen only once for a day at the beach? Do you not put sunblock on skin covered by clothing? If so, you could be damaging your skin more than you think. With summer still packing in heat, be aware of the dos and don’ts of sun protection. Complete with skin and eye health information, this article contains interesting statistics and helpful tricks on how to beat the heat. A definite must read for all, especially if you just can’t live without the summer sun, click HERE for more information.