Research published in the journal Brain suggests that scientists can use 'epigenetics' to reverse the memory loss suffered by Alzheimer's patients.
"This isn’t a mood — this is a state of mind that carries over days, sometimes weeks, and sometimes, in really bad cases, doesn’t stop."
A survey conducted by Abacus Data exclusively for Yahoo Canada suggests 63 per cent of adults under 30 say they struggle with anxiety.
In it, a group of adolescent health experts contend that adolescence, the phase of life between childhood and adulthood, should stretch from 10 years of age to 24,
New research sheds light on how the constant pursuit of the perfect moment, particularly via social media, has increased depression and anxiety in young people.
There’s been a lot of conflicting coverage of the topic of hair loss in men. Depending on the source a bald guy talks to, he can be led to believe he’s either the sexiest man on earth (as long as he’s gone full bald) or the village pariah. There are also a number of studies suggesting that male baldness may be linked to health issues. Research shows that hair loss has measurable connections with heart disease and an association (though not a direct cause-and-effect relationship) with prostate cancer. ...
Donald Trump has been a longtime fan of a tanned look. Scientists in animal biology recently conducted a study that may prove that some of we humans may not be so far away from the beasts as we’d like to think. The goal of the study: to show how pigment in skin color can influence attractiveness.
Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark found that while adolescents can smell certain things just fine (like candy, ketchup, and junk food, for instance), they’re woefully unable to detect things like their own natural musk, sweat, and — perhaps worst of all — soap.
Whatever it is that determines whether we like spicy food – genes, childhood foods, masochistic tendencies – what’s true is that some of us can take it, and some can’t. A study published in journal PLoS ONE linked red hot chilli peppers with a 13% lower risk of death.
Recent statistics reveal that around one in seven couples will suffer from infertility and many of them will seek medical help in the form of IVF. A study commissioned by BBC Panorama and conducted by Oxford University has revealed that desperate couples could be forking out thousands of pounds for bolt-on IVF treatments that have little effect on pregnancy success rates. The add-on treatments range from a £50 blood screening test to £8,000 egg-freezing packages are often offered to couples on top of standard IVF procedures.
The study, by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that mums who had their first child over the age of 25, which lets face it is positively young these days, were 11% more likely to survive into their 90s than women who first gave birth at an earlier age.
The male contraceptive pill has been in and out of the news for some time now. Men have debated about whether they’d use it, women about whether they’d have their partners use it - but we’re still not quite sure how it works, or when we’ll be able to get it. Researchers at Wolverhampton University and Portuguese scientists have created a pill which is taken just before having sex can be effective for days afterwards, working by stopping sperm being able to swim.
PMS: Loads of women have it. Considering how many women it effects, one would assume that the medical world is racing to find a cure for it so that we can all live happier, more productive, pain-free lives. Just to twist the knife, according to ResearchGate, there are five times more studies done on erectile dysfunction than on premenstrual syndrome. Considering that erectile dysfunction affects 19% of men, while PMS affects 90% of women, that seems outrageously unfair.
Study: While Caucasians have a higher risk of skin cancer compared to the general population, people with skin of color are less likely to survive the disease.
Forget forking out on fancy beauty products, the health of you and your bubba just took the priority top spot. Instead mums-to-be are being encouraged to follow NHS recommendations by taking 5mg of folic acid per day for the first trimester (12 weeks) of pregnancy and vitamin D, both of which can be bought at a fraction of the cost.
Do you have trouble convincing your other half to do their fair share of the household chores? Well how’s this for a sweetener to induce them into sticking on the marigolds: more housework = more sex. A new study has revealed the importance of housework when it comes to sex in relationships.
In fact, women were two times more likely to use a lip treatment or anti-aging cream on their face and neck than they were to use an eye cream. “There are four different kinds of eye issues,” she says. “ There are wrinkles and crows feet, dark circles, sagging, bags and puffiness.
The study carried out at the University of Pennsylvania said: ‘If someone goes to sleep at 11pm and wakes up at 5am (versus an intended 7:30am), they [should] start their day, rather than lie awake in bed. Director of the Penn Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program Michael Perlis PhD said: ‘Those with insomnia typically extend their sleep opportunity (aka lie in bed for longer).
Are you a woman under 35 living in North America? According to a new study out of the University of Cambridge, you might be a prime candidate for anxiety. “Anxiety disorders, which often manifest as excessive worry, fear and a tendency to avoid potentially stressful situations including social gatherings, are some of the most common mental health problems in the Western world,” the study explains. “The annual cost related to the disorders in the United States is estimated to be $42.3 million. In the European Union, over 60 million people are affected by anxiety disorders in a given year.” ALSO SEE: Woman shares painful truth behind panic attacks Because there have been so many studies on anxiety over the years, researchers at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Public Health attempted to synthesize the results to come up with some overall conclusions.