More reason to work out: Fitter adults have fitter brains
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(All4Women) — Lace-up your trainers and get ready to work out – there’s a proven link between physical fitness and better brain structure and functioning.

A large new study by German scientists indicates that increasing fitness may lead to improved cognitive ability, such as memory and problem solving, as well as improved structural  …

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Blood test is 94% accurate at identifying early Alzheimer’s disease
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(Washington University School of Medicine) — Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains. Now, a blood test to detect such early brain changes has moved one step closer to clinical use.

Researchers from  …

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Vapes need same restrictions as tobacco, medical groups tell federal parties
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(CBC News) — There’s an urgent need for vaping products to be given the same advertising and flavour restrictions as tobacco, a group of health organizations in Canada said in calling for immediate political action.

The appeal came Thursday at a news conference in Ottawa by a coalition that includes the Canadian Cancer Society,  …

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First hint that body’s ‘biological age’ can be reversed
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(Alison Abbott/ Nature) — A small clinical study in California has suggested for the first time that it might be possible to reverse the body’s epigenetic clock, which measures a person’s biological age.

For one year, nine healthy volunteers took a cocktail of three common drugs — growth hormone and two diabetes medications — and on average  …

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A newly identified protein may be the key to vanquishing the common cold
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(Simon Makin / Scientific American) — In a study published Monday in Nature Microbiology, microbiologist Jan Carette of Stanford University and his colleagues report they have found a human gene that produces a protein essential to the function of numerous enteroviruses, a genus that includes rhinoviruses.

Experiments in human   …

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Belly fat may increase diabetes risk in women more than men
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(Don Rauf/ Everyday Health) — Scientists have long known that having too much body fat can be unhealthy. Excess fat can heighten the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

But some types of fat may be more dangerous than other types. Harvard  …

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Mouthwash can mess with your workout, a new study says
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(Jay Polish/ Bustle) — You might already know that your blood pressure tends to get lower after you work out, and this is generally a good thing. As you’re strengthening your heart and getting your blood vessels accustomed to the larger blood volumes you need to pump when you’re getting your gym on, you can often reduce high  …

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Aging with pets isn’t just a sentimental concern, but a matter of health and wellness
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(L.F. Carver/ The Conversation) — Is home somewhere that you feel comfortable? Is it filled with memories of beloved friends and family — some of whom may be furry animals?

Researchers analyzed data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, a national study of adult development and aging which recruited more than 50,000 Canadians  …

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Quebecers are eating too many empty calories, nutritional study suggests
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(La Presse canadienne) — Quebecers like their pastries, alcohol, sweets, potato chips, popcorn and sugary soft drinks, an online study by Laval University made public Wednesday suggests.

Research results published in the Nutrition Journal by Benoît Lamarche of the university’s École de nutrition found that nearly a third of the   …

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Napping is good for heart health, study finds
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(Madeline Farber/ Fox News) — Rejoice, nap lovers! A recent study found a daytime snooze once or twice a week could benefit your heart.

In a study published Monday in the journal Heart, researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland detailed the results from their study on the relationship between napping frequency/average  …

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